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Funding to foster blue growth across Europe

The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to boost innovation, growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. With a budget of over 7.5M€, the calls ' Blue careers ', ' Blue labs ' and ' Blue technology ' will respectively help enhancing career opportunities in the maritime economy, stimulating the creativity of young...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Registration now open: Challenges & Opportunities of Renewable Energy Conference, 30 June, London

Showcasing NERC Science & Identifying Research and Investment Gaps      NERC has funded a wide range of research and innovation projects to support the development of renewable energy over the past five years. Many of these projects are drawing to a close or have recently ended - however, new environmental challenges are emerging across all the...
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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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Win a 30% off ticket to EFIB 2016 - the leading event for the bioeconomy

Would you like to win a 30% off ticket to EFIB 2016 ? EFIB 2016 is the 9th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB). It is being held in Glasgow on 18-20 October 2016 and will attract industry executives committed to a shift towards renewable, biologically-based manufacturing. EFIB is organised by EuropaBio, Europe’s largest and most influential...
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Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Scotland 2016 - call for entries

Do you know a high-growth, Scottish company who would be interested in taking part in the Venturefest Scotland Innovation Showcase ? Participation is FREE and last year 10 companies were invited to take part including Insignia Technologies, IQ Chocolate, Epipole and Arbikie Vodka. Venturefest Scotland is an annual event for ambitious growth businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and...
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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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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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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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Royal Society Innovation Awards - deadline 7 July 2016

The Royal Society has opened a competition for two Innovation Awards of up to £250,000: one for research in the Physical sciences and one for research in the Biological sciences. This scheme is aimed at scientists who wish to develop a proven novel concept through to a near-market product ready for commercial exploitation. The Royal Society  Innovation Awards   and...
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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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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...
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EuropaBio launches the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards 2016

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, is inviting small and medium sized biotech companies (SMEs) across Europe to apply for the 7th edition of the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award – a unique annual initiative recognising biotech innovation and its contribution to society. Depending on their field of activity, SMEs can apply in 3 categories: healthcare,...
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Have you say on future EU research on food security, agriculture, marine sector & bioeconomy

The European Commission is seeking views and opinions from SMEs on the strategy, scope, objectives, and expected impacts of the Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bio economy’ Work Programme 2018-2020. The aim of the programme is to secure sufficient supplies of safe, healthy and high quality...
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Algal Bioenergy SIG publishes report on activities and achievements over the last 5 years

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) was formed in 2011 with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Innovate UK and managed by the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd. (KTN). The ABSIG has three main objectives: To ensure that project developers fully understand the environmental implications of any planned algal commercialisation activity in...
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Marine microalgae breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed

Dartmouth College scientists have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most farmed fish in the world and the most widely farmed in the United States. The findings, which appear in the open-access journal  PLOS ONE , are a major breakthrough in the quest to develop sustainable, fish-free feeds for...
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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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