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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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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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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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Recording and slides now available from opportunities for IB & SynBio webinar

Did you miss our recent webinar on opportunities for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology in the new Innovate UK Delivery Plan? Not to worry, because the recording and slides from the webinar are now available.   160520 WEBINAR Opportunities for Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology in the new Innovate UK delivery plan from ...
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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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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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Recommended reading - KTN's guide to how to write a successful funding application

KTN's Access to Funding and Finance (A2FF) team have recently refreshed their ‘Writing a Successful Funding Application’ Booklet. This guide is invaluable for any organisation compiling an Innovate UK grant application; giving helpful tips on what to include when answering the questions. The guide was written with a Smart application in mind but lends itself well to all Innovate UK...
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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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New £136m EU-backed fund to help businesses in Wales grow

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has announced a new £136m EU-backed fund to give businesses in Wales access to finance to help drive their productivity and the growth of the Welsh economy. Managed by Finance Wales, the Wales Business Fund will support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate their expansion plans by providing finance through loans and...
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Find out what KTN's Access to Funding & Finance (A2FF) team can do to help your business succeed

At New Designers 2015, the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) Head of Access to Funding & Finance (A2FF) Ian Tracey gave an overview of the funding and support opportunities available to companies in the UK – both public and private. The remit of KTN’s A2FF team is to: Help companies raise the match funding they need to secure grant funding provisionally awarded ...
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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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