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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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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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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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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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Inside the Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy conference

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 renewable energy sectors. On 30th June 2016, NERC and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), are hosting a ...
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Hello Tomorrow Challenge - €100K equity free funding for early-stage startups and projects

The 2016 Hello Tomorrow Challenge  offers a €100K top prize in equity free funding in a global competition for early-stage startups and projects. It is also offering category prizes of €15K in 10 separate ‘tracks’, including in Energy, Food & Agriculture, Healthcare. Hello Tomorrow  is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Paris aiming to accelerate science and...
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Help the EC prepare a sustainable bioenergy policy for 2020 onwards

The European Commission is conducting a survey is to consult stakeholders and citizens on an updated EU policy on sustainable bioenergy for the period 2020-2030, as part of the EU renewable energy package foreseen before the end of 2016. Identified sustainability risks under examination include lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy production and use; impacts on the...
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ETI seeks partners for a project to explore the future of biomass logistics in the UK

The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking partners for a new bioenergy project which aims to improve understanding of the future of biomass logistics in the UK. They say: "ETI’s whole energy system analysis shows that bioenergy can play a significant and valuable role in a future long term low carbon UK energy system. Delivering the greatest value from bioenergy depends on the...
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Energy Academy funding for small projects in collaboration with Heriot-Watt researchers

This call is now closed Heriot-Watt Energy Academy has announced that its Fledge Grant Fund will open on 13th January 2016. The Energy Academy is seeking applications from Heriot-Watt researchers who wish to undertake small projects in collaboration with another researcher from within the University. These projects can include...
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Are you interested in the opportunities presented by algae as a source of biofuel?

The   International Conference on  Marine Biomass as Renewable Energy , being held on 3-4 March 2016 in Glasgow, has announced an exciting programme of keynote presentations by high profile speakers and six sessions packed with the latest research findings. Registration is due to close on Tuesday 16th February, so register today to ensure that you don't miss out...
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Up to £2M funding for Tech Inspired Innovation - find out more at one of our briefing events

The opening of this competition and the related briefing events have been delayed so that Innovate UK can take account of the recent announcements in the Comprehensive Spending Review.   KTN is hosting briefing events for the forthcoming  Technology Inspired Innovation - Feasibility Studies Competition 2016 : Manchester - 18th December 2015 -...
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Early career researchers workshop on Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy, Malaysia, 30 May–3 Jun 2016

The Newton Fund Researcher Links scheme will be holding a workshop on the theme of  "Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy: Promoting innovation, multidisciplinary collaboration and sustainability" in Malaysia on 30 May – 3 June, 2016. The British Council will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local),...
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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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ABSIG Case Study: On a Mission to Build Links in the USA

T he Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) has just published a new Case Study, to highlight the  five-day Microalgae Mission to the USA which took place in earlier this year with the aim of building strategic partnerships. Ten microalgae experts from the UK took part in this mission, which was organised by ABSIG, PHYCONET (A BBSRC NIBB) and the UK Science and...
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Microalgae for Aviation Biofuels, 24 November 2015 at Birmingham Airport

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is organising a free one-day workshop on Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels on 24th November 2015 at Birmingham Airport .   Opportunities for microalgae in aviation biofuels The objective of this workshop is to bring together key stakeholders - from microalgae...
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Get a taste of the Technology Inspired Collaboration Nation event in under 4 minutes with their vox pops video

For those of you who missed the recent Technology Inspired Collaboration Nation, or for those of you who want to refresh your memory of it, Innovate UK have produced a "vox pops" video lasting just under 4 minutes. The  Technology Inspired Collaboration Nation  event provided a showcase for feasibility studies across four enabling technology areas that underpin...
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Watch the video of "Technology Inspired Collaboration Nation" event

The recent Technology Inspired Collaboration Nation event provided a showcase for feasibility studies across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth:  Advanced materials ; Biosciences ; Electronics, sensors & photonics ; and  Information and communication technology (ICT) . The event featured pitch presentations by the inspiring winners of...
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Live Webcast: WatchTechnology Inspired Collaboration Nation live online today

Hosted by Innovate UK,  Collaboration Nation 2015  will showcase the inspiring winners of the recent Technology Inspired feasibility studies competition, aimed at small and micro UK companies.  Over 70+ companies will pitch and demo their projects which explore new innovations in advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and ICT.  ...
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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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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...
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CPI launches project to produce bio-methane from seaweed through Anaerobic Digestio

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is leading a £2.78 million UK based collaboration to help strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial biotechnology. The three year project – ‘SeaGas’ – is working on producing bio-methane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion (AD). The project launched in July 2015 and consists of six partners including...
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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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April edition of the Algal Bioenergy SIG newsletter now available

The April edition of our Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) newsletter is packed with information on the latest funding calls, events and research news. You can view the newsletter by clicking here . Don't want to miss out in future? Why not become a member the AB SIG on _connect (for free) and set your email preferences to opted in for communications.   ...
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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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