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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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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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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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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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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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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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BBSRC publishes Delivery Plan for 2016 to 2020

BBSRC has published its Delivery Plan for 2016/17 to 2019/20.  The plan recognises BBSRC’s unique role in supporting the UK’s world-leading bioscience research base in driving scientific advances, and in exploiting the transformative power of bioscience for the widest possible benefit. The plans are centred on five outcome-focused themes that will guide their investments and actions...
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Innovate UK publishes its Delivery Plan for 2016-2017

Innovate UK has today published its Delivery Plan 2016-2017, outlining the main ways in which they will invest around £561 million in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year 2016 to 2017. The plan explains a number of significant changes to the way Innovate UK will work. These include: a new sector focus that is easier for industry, investors and...
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Are you an innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities? SME Instrument workshop, 7 April London

Enterprise Europe Network are hosting an SME Intrument workshop , aimed at  innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities, on 7th April in London.   What is the SME Instrument? Provided with about €3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or...
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Fellowships and grants for pure research in science & engineering and applied research in industry & industrial design

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards some 25 postgraduate  Fellowships and Scholarships  a year, for advanced study and research in science, engineering, the built environment and design.  It also makes a small number of  Special Awards  to support projects consistent with its overall aims. Many of these are focused on raising the...
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Bioscience and Agri-Food relevant calls in H2020 Industrial Leadership - Dedicated SME Instrument

The 2016/2017 Calls have now been launched under the Dedicated SME Instrument of the Horizon 2020 Programme. KTN can provide support to SME’s who are thinking about applying to this funding programme.   What funding is available? Support is available under three phases: Phase 1 - a lump sum of €50,000 for a feasibility study lasting around six...
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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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Apply for up to £20k from the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. The competition is currently open and applications can be made through RSC’s online application system. The deadline for applications is 14 March 2016. RSC’s Emerging Technologies Competition aims to accelerate the...
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Plant-based alternative protein options emerge from the sea

When one hears the term “alternative protein source” tofu, tempeh and seitan are what typically come to mind. In the March issue of Food Technology, Toni Tarver writes about three lesser known, but just as nutritious and palatable alternative protein sources.   Algae-Derived Proteins Algae are a diverse group of photosyntehetic organisms that are chiefly aquatic,...
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Invitation to co-badge events with Venturefest Scotland 2016

Venturefest Scotland returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors. Building on the success of the inaugural 2015 event we are looking to create a series of national, Venturefest, co-badged events in the months leading up to the big day. We are now looking for event hosts...
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Call for PhD project on sustainable feeds for finfish

Together with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) s inviting funding applications for PhD projects which offer biotechnology solutions to the supply of sustainable feed ingredients. This will benefit both the aquaculture and industrial biotechnology sectors in Scotland. Up to two thirds cash funding is...
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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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Further funding released for Summer 2016 Internships

Internships are being sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University – such as chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering, environmental science, maths and statistics, physics, and psychology. Santander is helping 35 SMEs access final year students by funding 50% of the cost of an internship, which can be 3 months full...
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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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Fancy some seaweed shortbread?

Peter Adams, of the Agri-Tech Strategy team, has highlighted a project on "Sustainable Scottish Seaweed" in a recent blog, focussing on the cultivation of native wild seaweeds (Ulva, ulva lactuca , and Palmaria, palmaria palmata , also known as Dulse) for use as food ingredients. Mara, the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) and Otter Ferry Seafish company are collaborating...
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Find out about EU funding for Smart Systems and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), 5 Nov, London

Would you like to find out about opportunities for EU Horizon 2020 funding for developments in Smart Systems and (Information and communications technology (ICT) for Factories of the Future? The Knowledge TRansfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with the H2020 National Contact Point (NCP) for ICT, is organising a briefing event on 5th November in London for the European...
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How has KTN helped you? Please give us your feedback so we can improve our services: http://bit.ly/KTNsurvey

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is seeking your feedback ,  to help us understand how we can deliver a better service to you and measure how we may have helped your organisation in the past. We are inviting you to complete a short and confidential business survey , designed to help us understand what economic value KTN delivers to UK businesses. We know how busy...
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Is your business looking for access to innovation funding & finance? Come along to Innovate 2015

Innovate 2015 is a two day event organised to highlight funding, growth support, and international business opportunities for the UK's most innovative companies, no matter how big or small. The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is supporting this event and we’d love to see you there. Why not join us at one of the following sessions:   Day 1 - Monday 9th November ...
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Launch of the first Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Interface has launched Scotland’s first awards to celebrate innovation from business and academic partnerships. The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 25 February 2016 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations and form a key component of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Knowledge...
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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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