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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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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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UK Strategic Plan for Synthetic Biology 2016 released

Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP will today (24th February 2016) visit SynbiCITE at Imperial College London, the UK innovation and knowledge centre for synthetic biology, to announce the release of the UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 — Biodesign for the Bioeconomy. This strategic plan, published by the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC), aims to...
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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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IBLF Award enables Phytofutures to benefit from assistance from IP specialists Mewburn Ellis

An IBLF Award has allowed Phytofutures  to access a number of services from Intellectual Property (IP) specialists   Mewburn Ellis . Phytofutures is a start-up company working, amongst other topics, on the use of algae for bioremediation, recycling and upgrading valuable nutrients. Firstly, they had two very useful meetings to discuss the IP landscape around...
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NEW web-based UK Norway Business Directory launched

In support of the MoU between Innovate UK and Innovation Norway a NEW web-based App version of their business directory in Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining is now available. The directory aims to enable businesses to find a collaborative partner, technology or service either in the UK or in Norway. Take a peek at the directory here .   The directory is: ...
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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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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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Lipid factories: Modifying algae for enhanced productivity

The Algal Bioenergy Special interest Group has published a case study on the development of genetic tools to create strains of Chlorella with optimal and commercially desired lipid profiles. Microalgae are a rich source of commercially important molecules and play a key role in ecosystem services. In this project, micro algae are engineered to enhance the...
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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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