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Mexico is the ideal country to grow microalgae for biodiesel

A study conducted by experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Newcastle, concluded that Mexico is ideal for developing the growth of certain species...

North West SMEs invited to tap into funded Lancaster University business led R&D initiatives

Lancaster University is providing a unique opportunity for ambitious North West small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of funded three-year industry-led research and...

Opportunity to apply to BBSRC Pool of Experts, Strategy Advisory Panels and Follow-on-fund Committee

BBSRC is looking to appoint suitably qualified and motivated individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to join their: Pool of Experts Strategy...

Potential process ‘hurdles’ in the use of macroalgae as feedstock for biofuel production in the British Isles

Researchers at the University of Greenwich have conducted a study that views opportunities for macroalgae production for biofuels in the British Isles. Specifically, they studied...

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...

Don't miss out on the latest industrial biotechnology news, events and funding opportunities

We have just sent out the May 2016 edition of KTN's Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter , filled with all the latest news, events and funding programmes of relevance to IB.  ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Literature review on biofuels from algae: technology options, energy balance & GHG emissions

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a literature review on " Biofuels from algae: technology options, energy balance and GHG emissions." Click here to...

Using algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production

Wageningen UR scientists in Mexico are investigating the use of algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production - specifically by using the algae to extract nutrients...

Making plastics from seaweeds

An article on the Wageningen UR website highlights the potential for making plastics from seaweeds (rather than petroleum, maize or sugar beet) in the context of the circular economy.  ...

Equip yourself with the skills & knowledge to be part of the new bio-economy

Aberystwyth University is offering online training for biotech industries, with the next set of modules starting in May 2016. "The time is ripe to develop low carbon alternatives to...

How businesses can use design in early stage innovation

The benefits of using design in early stage innovation are well articulated and appreciated by  Innovate UK . The  latest KTN guide  puts it into practice and sets out how...

BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation...

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...

Algal Innovation Centre to officially open on 9th May

The Official Opening of the  Algal Innovation Centre  (AIC) at Cambridge University will take place on 9th May 2016. The afternoon will begin with an open viewing of the AIC,...

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...

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...
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