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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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Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30K for...
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Genopole launches 2016 Young Biotech Award

Are you looking to give life to or accelerate the development of your innovation? This €100K competition is open to young researchers, entrepreneurs or students who are conceptualising an innovation or developing one within a start-up. Deadline: 3 Oct 2016 More Information  >>
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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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Webinar on funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology

Earlier this year we held a webinar to explore funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology in what was then the new Innovate UK delivery plan. We have since seen the first full cycle of sector competitions: Manufacturing & Materials (May), the Open Competition (Jun), Infrastructure (Jul), Health & Life Sciences (Sep), and Emerging & Enabling...
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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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Chair of KTN to be part of judging panel in the Bio-start competition

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund have announced that Dr David Lawrence, Non-executive Director at Syngenta, Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Knowledge Transfer Network Board, will be part of the finals' judging panel in the  Bio-start  competition. Bio-start is a new annual competition created to bolster innovative...
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ClimateLaunchpad: Turn your green idea into a fast growing company

Do you have an idea for innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change? The ClimateLaunchpad Business Idea Competition aims to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is part of...
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Would you like to pitch your technology at St James's Palace?

Pitch@Palace seeks to support Entrepreneurs and ideas from across the United Kingdom. It was established by the Duke of York to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their business ideas  in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level. Every Pitch@Palace is themed - Pitch@Palace 6.0, which will take place on 2nd November 2016,...
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Latest round of funding from Eurostars now open

The latest round of Eurostars funding is now open to applications with a closing date of 15th September 2016.  Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative...
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€188M Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking 2016 call now open

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) is responsible for the implementation of open call for proposals for research and innovation actions and innovation actions, as well as coordination and support actions, in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation. BBI-JU has now launched its €188M call for proposals, with a submission deadline of 8 September 2016 before...
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Unable to attend the info day for the €188M Biobased Industries call? Watch the video instead.

The Biobased Industries Public-Private Partnership (BBI) recently held an Info Day in Brussels, following the official launch of its  €188M call for proposals, covering 27 topics. Over 530 participants registered for the event in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and more than 100 participants watched via the live streaming. The morning was dedicated to information...
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New £15M Innovate UK R&D competition is open to all UK companies

Innovate UK is investing up to £15M in innovative R&D projects through the first of its "Open" funding competitions. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts, which can be drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area, including Innovate UK’s 4 priority sectors for growth ( Emerging and Enabling Technologies;  Health and Life...
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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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Looking to scale & grow your business? Come to Venturefest Scotland, 1 Sep 2016, Glasgow

Venturefest Scotland is an annual, business innovation event for ambitious Scottish SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and innovators designed to inspire, inform and connect. Last year 612 delegates attended; this year 1,000 are expected. Taking place on Thursday 1 September 2016 at the Glasgow Science Centre, the event is FREE to attend and provides a platform for Scottish...
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Innovate UK launches its first women only competition

The first women only Innovate UK competition opened on 1st June and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Recent reports show that women are half as likely to start a business than men (RBS Inspiring women in enterprise), Innovate UK want to harness the talent of women entrepreneurs, which they believe could significantly enhance UK economic...
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Briefing webinar for Women in Innovation competition, 18 July

The first women only Innovate UK competition opened last month as part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Recent reports show that women are half as likely to start a business than men (RBS Inspiring women in enterprise), Innovate UK want to harness the talent of women entrepreneurs, which they believe could significantly enhance UK economic...
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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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Learn about £200m of innovation funding at the Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh opportunities for growing and innovative businesses like yours.   This breakfast event on Friday 15th July at the University of Nottingham will help you learn more about Innovate UK’s £200m of...
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Innovate UK launches new £15M funding competition: Manufacturing and materials

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials . These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. They will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth. Projects need to be led by a business and must involve at least one SME. They can be carried out by an SME...
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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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H2020 brokerage event: Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation, 22 June, Liverpool

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is working with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK to organise a brokerage, matchmaking and information event , on 22 June 2016 in Liverpool.  The event is focusing on Horizon 2020, technology transfer and commercial opportunities for businesses making the transition to a circular economy and becoming more resource efficient. The...
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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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FinanceCamp North East - Helping regional businesses to secure investment

Businesses need investment. Investors need businesses. FinanceCamp brings everyone together to make exciting things happen.    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is proud to be a partner of  FinanceCamp North East - the smart new way for regional businesses to secure the right kind of investment to fit their plans for growth.  This new programme of support will...
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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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