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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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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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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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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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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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Funding for "Blue Careers" and "Blue Labs" from European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The European Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs has published new Calls for Proposals for Blue Careers and Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund . Universities, research centres, non-profit organisations, enterprises including SMEs and public authorities are amongst those eligible to apply.  The deadline for...
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CommBeBiz Awards: Excellence in Bioeconomy to Business and Social Innovation

The CommBeBiz Awards aim to showcase the most innovative ideas emerging from  EU funded research projects in the bioeconomy sector . They are looking for ambitious ideas with the potential to address major challenges in the bioeconomy sector with clear business or social innovation potential. The type of innovation should be social, commercial, technological or with policy...
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Using algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production

Wageningen UR scientists in Mexico are investigating the use of algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production - specifically by using the algae to extract nutrients from the residual water from vegetable greenhouses. Project leader Dorinde Kleinegris, Wageningen UR, says: “In Mexico many capsicums and tomatoes are grown in vegetable greenhouses. A large...
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European Funding for Biobased Industries

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) will launch a new  Call for Proposals  on 18 April 2016, with a scheduled closing date for proposals of 15 September 2016.    What topics will be funded? In total, 26 topics can be funded via this Call: 12 Research & Innovation Actions (RIAs) 9...
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Grow a greener business with Scottish Government funding from £1k-£100k

Funded by the Scottish Government, the  Resource Efficient Scotland SME Loans scheme aims support businesses that are looking to reduce costs through improved energy, material resource and water efficiency by providing an unsecured, interest free loan from £1,000 to £100,000. The Scheme can help to fund the installation of a range of carbon reducing measures, such as; ...
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European funding for biobased industries - Information and consortium building event, 3 March, Manchester

European funding for biobased Industries - Information and Consortium Building Event, 3rd March 2016, Manchester Registration is now open for an information and consortium building workshop which will take place in Manchester on 3rd March 2016. The event will give details about the new call for proposals from the European BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking which opens in April...
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Exploring the potential of microalgae as a livestock feed

A recently published paper in Carbon Balance and Management has looked at the potential of microalgae as a livestock feed. In the abstract to the paper, the authors said, "Land scarcity already creates tension between food security and bioenergy production, and this competition is likely to intensify as populations and the effects of climate change expand. Despite research into...
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Check out the programme for the Marine Biomass as Renewable Energy conference, 3-4 Mar 2016, Glasgow

International Conference on Marine Biomass as Renewable Energy 3rd-4th March 2016, Glasgow One source of biofuels has been identified as marine biomass or marine algae. Many researchers are working on the feasibility of using algae as a feedstock for producing bio-fuels. One example of biofuel from marine algae would be the conversion of Marine biomass to methane via anaerobic...
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Presentations & report: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels

Event Report   Algae as a tool in ecosystem services: Microalgae to aviation biofuels Tuesday 24 th November 2015 Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport   Workshop highlights   ·      Incentivisation scheme required for development of aviation biofuels in similar way to road transport schemes ...
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Find out more about Horizon 2020 funding for resource efficient bio-based value chains, 13 Oct 2015, Manchester

Would you like to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding for resource efficient bio-based value chains  i n Primary Producton, Food, Marine and the Bioeconomy ? The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with Innovate UK, invites you to join us at our   briefing event  on 13th October in Manchester to learn more about the funding available...
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Find out more about Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for 2016/17 in Primary Producton, Food, Marine, Bioeconomy

Would you like to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding o pportunities for 2016/17 in Primary Producton, Food, Marine and the Bioeconomy ? The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with Innovate UK, invites you to join us at our briefing event on 13th October in Manchester to learn more about the funding available within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme on...
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Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels Workshop on 24th November - Register now

Register now for Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels , Tuesday 24th November 2015 at Birmingham Airport - a free one-day workshop brought to you by the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG). Industry and senior academics are invited to submit an abstract (deadline 9th October) to present a 5 minute ‘pitch’ or book an exhibition stand. ...
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Save the date: Horizon 2020 funding briefing for resource efficient bio-based value chains, 13 October, Manchester

Feeding a changing world – Horizon 2020 funding for resource efficient bio-based value chains - farm to fork, non-food crops, BioBased products and waste treatment ** SAVE THE DATE - FURTHER INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SOON ** This Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK hosted briefing day will focus on the  next round of EU Horizon 2020 projects which will be due for...
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Nominate your candidate for the Millennium Technology Prize

Nominations are now open for the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a high-tech Nordic welfare state. General principles of the Millennium Technology Prize: Awarded to groundbreaking technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s...
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Latest news from the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group

        August 2014 Newsletter     Dear Member Interest is building in the  Industrial Biotechnology Showcase  (11th-12th February 2015, QEII Conference Centre) and the deadline for  abstract submission  is now fast approaching so don't leave it too late and risk...
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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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