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Recruit the world's top trainees with free help from IAESTE

The IAESTE programme allows employers to benefit from the world’s top trainees from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors for short or long term projects. As an international student traineeship programme with more than 65 years’ experience, exchanging over 4000 trainees a year,  IAESTE is well poised to help your business succeed in a global market. ...
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SysMIC - A comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences

SysMIC was developed with BBSRC funding and is a comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences.  Almost 1,500 participants have enrolled on SysMIC since its beginning in 2013. The next SysMIC Module 1 course is starting on  Monday 7 th  November 2016   The course targets vulnerable skills as identified by the  ...
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Your opinion is needed: Building UK-China Innovation Future | UK Business Survey

Deadline extended to 5:00pm on Friday 4th November 2016 China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are relatively unexplored. There are substantial demands from Chinese businesses and government to work with UK innovation base. Equally, the...
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Find out about the H2020 SME Instrument event - 8th November, Edinburgh

If you are a Scottish SME with an innovation project and global ambitions, you are invited to join Enterprise Europe Network Scotland in Edinburgh on 8th  November to hear about how the SME Instrument could accelerate your project to market. The day will include presentations from experienced SME Instrument advisors, evaluators and Scottish beneficiaries of the SME...
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Find out how to develop an innovation strategy that is designed for growth

KTN in conjunction with Smallfry is planning to hold a Midlands located event (date to be confirmed) on i nnovation strategies and how these strategies can be designed for growth . The event will be of interest to all those who are innovative or within an innovative environment. There will be presentations by Martin Orrill (former Head of Innovation at British Gas) on how...
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The top 5 reasons to book your EFIB2016 ticket now!

EFIB is almost upon us and as you haven’t yet booked your ticket , here are the top reasons why you should be there, whether you have attended before or not.  KTN members are able to access a 15% discount on registration using the code EFIB16KTN.     1.  Excellent keynotes and plenary panels   A great...
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Webinar on funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology

Earlier this year we held a webinar to explore funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology in what was then the new Innovate UK delivery plan. We have since seen the first full cycle of sector competitions: Manufacturing & Materials (May), the Open Competition (Jun), Infrastructure (Jul), Health & Life Sciences (Sep), and Emerging & Enabling...
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Book your place at Innovate 2016 today - 10% discount code

Innovate 2016 will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. If you have not yet purchased your ticket for this two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses, why not take advantage of the 10% discount code and book your place today! This year's event will highlight technologies for "Manufacturing of the...
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European Biotechnology Network survey on impact of Brexit on scientific community

The European Biotechnology Network has been making an assessment of the potential impact of Brexit on the scientific community in Europe and has launched a survey for actors in the science community in the UK and also across the rest of the EU. Find out more at  http://european-biotechnology.net/activities/brexit-survey.html
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Chair of KTN to be part of judging panel in the Bio-start competition

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund have announced that Dr David Lawrence, Non-executive Director at Syngenta, Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Knowledge Transfer Network Board, will be part of the finals' judging panel in the  Bio-start  competition. Bio-start is a new annual competition created to bolster innovative...
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Catch up on the latest news from the BIOOX project

The EU Funded BIOOX project intends to develop the tools for implementation of biooxidation to synthesize and oxidize alcohols. This month (September 2016), BIOOX will enter its final year. BIOOX has already delivered valuable science offering new insights into the enzymes and processes which will be required to develop new industrial bio-oxidation reactions. The project...
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IBioIC’s 3rd Annual Conference – Delivering Impact, 26 & 27 January 2017, Glasgow

Now in its third year, IBioIC's annual conference returns for 2017 and is fast becoming the main 'go to' event for the biotech industry in Scotland. Attracting over 400 hundred bio-based professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe in 2016, this two day event aims to explore the potential for the industrial biotechnology's current and future activities in Scotland and...
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Funding from IBioIC: Process Scale-up Demonstrator

Following a £2.7m investment from the Scottish Funding Council for the creation of two open access facilities, IBioIC are currently inviting applications for industry-led projects that require the use of the IBioIC Equipment Centres’ resource to accelerate the development and commercialisation of industrial biotechnology.  They invite applications from projects with a total...
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£15M Health & Life Sciences Competition now open

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The H&LS sector focuses on agriculture, food and healthcare . It is supported by bioscience technology, medical research and engineering and ...
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Enabling the UK bioeconomy by springboarding business innovation

A new IBLF case study shows how £45,000 of funding translated into £90,000 of business support. The Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) is an industry-chaired and Government-supported initiative to develop and deliver the UK strategy for Industrial Biotechnology (IB) and the Bioeconomy. The IBLF Awards, launched by KTN on behalf of the IBLF in 2015, was a...
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Cleantech SMEs - Learn how to tell a better story to win support from investors, customers and partners

Clean + Cool and Innovate UK are running one-day workshops for the cleantech community on how to tell a better story to win support from investors, customers and partners.  Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen 100's of pitches, to Silicon Valley investors, BBC journalists and Fortune 100 companies. We know that the most successful pitches tell powerful stories....
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EFIB 2016 launches new app to enhance your conference experience

T he organisers of this year's  EFIB 2016  conference have launched a new app for attendees to download, providing all the on-site event information you need at your fingertips. EFIB 2016 - The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy - is a 3 day conference where you will meet over 650 policy makers, biotech leaders and brand owners to discuss...
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Genopole launches 2016 Young Biotech Award

Are you looking to give life to or accelerate the development of your innovation? This €100K competition is open to young researchers, entrepreneurs or students who are conceptualising an innovation or developing one within a start-up. Deadline: 3 Oct 2016 More Information  >>
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Register today and start planning your #EFIB2016 experience

Make sure that you don't miss out on three days dedicated to industrial biotechnology!     EFIB is the premier market place for the European bioeconomy and with the programme and workshops all confirmed there is no better time to start arranging your EFIB experience and it all starts by securing your...
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Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30K for...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. This year's event includes: an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations inspirational keynotes from some of the most...
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Looking to scale & grow your business? Come to Venturefest Scotland, 1 Sep 2016, Glasgow

Venturefest Scotland is an annual, business innovation event for ambitious Scottish SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and innovators designed to inspire, inform and connect. Last year 612 delegates attended; this year 1,000 are expected. Taking place on Thursday 1 September 2016 at the Glasgow Science Centre, the event is FREE to attend and provides a platform for Scottish...
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Check out the exciting programme of speakers and workshops at EFIB 2016

EFIB 2016 , on 18-20 October in Glasgow, will provide 650+ delegates with insights from over 100 speakers around what success looks like so far in the biobased industry and what routes need to be taken to ensure future triumphs. New to this year, EFIB 2016 has 3 interchangeable tracks dedicated to driving forward the biotechnology industry - which sessions across the tracks will you...
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Rushlight Awards 2016-17: Celebrating the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects

The Rushlight Awards support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally. The award categories include: each of the renewable energy types improvements to older energy forms environmental clean-up solutions resource efficiency in...
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Catch up on the latest industrial biotechnology news, funding and events

The July 2016 edition of KTN's Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter , filled with all the latest news, events and funding programmes of relevance to IB,is now available.  If you are not on KTN's IB mailing list, you can click here or on the image below to view newsletter.  You can subscribe to our Biosciences and Biotechnology newsletters here . ...
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Webinar on funding opportunities for Industrial Biotech & SynBio

This KTN webinar provided an update on the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology, with particular focus on the remit of each competition and where applications are likely to fit best. 

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