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New £4.5M funding competition: Connected digital additive manufacturing

Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing...

Report from the US-UK Bioinformatics for the Microbiome Workshop

In March 2016 a group of leading US and UK researchers met at the  University of California San Diego to discuss  inconsistencies across the breadth of microbiome research. The main...

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?

SCI's Agrisciences Group are hosting a conference to address the question of whether neonicotinoids are killing bees. The EU banned the use of neonicotinoids in 2013, following concerns over...

Detecting whether beer has gone stale using a sensor and a smartphone app

Beer is one of the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. The flavour of each brand is one of its most relevant quality standards. However, depending on the beer type and its...

New coating method protects seeds from being eaten by insects

Chemists at ETH Zurich are developing a coating for seeds, inspired by nature's defences, which will deter or kill insect pests. Some seeds have their own defence systems against insect...

Bridging the gap between lab and land - Young Innovators' Forum at Cereals 2016

Could keeping wheat foliage green until the end of harvest boost yields? This is just one of the research projects to be discussed at a special event for young farmers and early career...

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...

Chance finding could transform plant production and increase carbon capture on farmland

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic...

New report on genetically engineered crops - experiences & prospects

An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear...

How to boost adoption of Agri-Tech

A new report has been released which describes how to boost adoption of Agri-Tech. It covers factors that act as barriers to adoption, as well as how start-ups in the Agri-Tech field can boost...

Meet a Special Advisor at the International Festival for Business 2016

International Festival of Business 2016 is providing you with an opportunity to ‘ Meet the Specialist Advisor ’, by booking a free one to one appointment with industry experts from a host...

Find out about opportunities for Scotland in Horizon 2020 and other European Funding Programmes

The Food, Drink and Agricultural industries are recognised as integral parts to Scotland’s and to Europe’s economy, both in terms of employment, GVA and scientific excellence.  Targeted...

Opportunity for Scottish Life Sciences companies to have professional photos taken for free

For the past 12 years Lewis Houghton, the official photographer for the life sciences dinner, has been contributing to the Science Photo library ( http://www.sciencephoto.com ).  He is...

Learn how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical...

Interested in formulation in animal feedstuffs? Workshop on 8th June in Stirling

The Scottish Formulation Network invites you to its third workshop on “Animal feedstuff formulation” on 8th June in Stirling, bringing businesses from across Scotland together with academic...

Farmround 2016: CambPlants career afternoon for early-career stage researchers, 5 July

The CambPlants HUb (harnessing plant research excellence in Cambridge) is organising an exciting career afternoon for early-career stage researchers, on 5th July 2016. This half day event...

Demonstrating the health benefits of food bioactives, 13-15 Sept, Norwich

The Institute of Food Research are hosting a conference on  Food Bioactives and Health on 13-15 September 2016 in Norwich, to provide an open forum that brings together researchers from...

Interested in funding for agri-food innovation in Turkey? Partnering webinar, 16th June

As part of the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund programme, Innovate UK and TÜBİTAK(the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) are inviting proposals for innovative...

IBioIC to officially open Flexible Downstream Bioprocessing Centre

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will officially open its  Flexible Downstream Bioprocessing Centre  (FlexBio), located at Heriot Watt University,  on...

RICHFIELDS stakeholder event: Food & Health Consumer Behaviour & Lifestyle

RICHFIELDS is a EU Project, which aims to design a world class research infrastructure on Food and Health Consumer Behaviour and Lifestyle that will serve as an open access,...
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