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EFIB2016 workshops announced


Two interactive and practical workshops have been announced for the first afternoon of the 9th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB 2016) Conference, on 18th October 2016 in Glasgow.

Workshop 1: Synthetic Biology Masterclass
This workshop is a must-attend for anyone who wants to find out more about SynBio as a business opportunity, what the latest developments are, what companies and technologies to keep an eye on and the potential for investment and reward.

Workshop 2: Biowaste to value: how can policy makers help?
Join this practical workshop to gain in-depth insights around the opportunities and barriers to the use of biowaste as a feedstock for biobased products. Furthermore, take this chance to contribute to a policy brief which will be circulated amongst relevant policy makers outlining the support needed.

Other EFIB 2016 Highlights include: 

  • Keynotes from Paul Gilding, Former Director at Greenpeace International, Prof Dame Anne Glover CBE FRSE, Mark Simmers of Celtic Renewables and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy 
  • Over 100 global industry experts from across the supply chain present on ‘Bioeconomy 2.0’
  • Panel discussions exploring how IB can help to create new markets within the circular economy, and brand perspectives on creating more dynamic biobased markets
  • New for 2016 - Three dedicated tracks on Business, Policy and Innovation
  • Two half-day interactive workshops on the 18 October 2016
  • An exclusive evening of networking drinks at the Glasgow Science Centre 

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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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