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Technology inspired innovation competition now open for registrations

Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas. The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well positioned to respond to market opportunities across a range of technologies and economic sectors.


Technology Areas

Funding is available across four technology areas: 


Scope within Biosciences

Characterisation and discovery tools

  • Commercial application of sequencing technologies focusing on genomics
  • Integration and exploitation of phenotyping technologies 
  • Integration of ‘'omics' technologies, such as integrating metabolomic, proteomic, genomic and phenomic data collection and interpretation capabilities
  • Biological imaging systems, biosensors, probes/markers, diagnostic platforms
Production and processing
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Novel manufacturing processes for biological products and novel biological production systems
  • Formulation and delivery approaches for biological products, including biopharmaceuticals and functional foods

Competition Briefing Event, 20th May, London

A briefing event will be held on 20th May in London, and can also be joined by webinar. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to receive first hand information about the competition - its scope, application process, key dates etc as well as network with peers, potential partners, market leaders & innovators in the industry

Register here for the briefing event or the webinar



Deadlines and Further Information

  • Registration deadline: 02 Sep 2015

  • Application deadline: 09 Sep 2015

For queries about this competition, please contact  KTN's team are also happy to help you find project partners and mentor your applications.  

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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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