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Nine new projects approved in the Biobased Performance Materials programme

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research in the Netherlands, together with 25 partners, is taking part in 9 new Biobased Performance Materials (BPM) projects, focusing on materials made from...

Trees as a source for high-capacity, soft batteries

A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp has been unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibres, a team from KTH Royal...

Global Food Security (GFS) develops new funding programme

The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme has agreed a new 5-year interdisciplinary programme of research to tackle resilience of the food system. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC,...

£4M to fund important food crops from BBSRC and NERC

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, collaborating with the Natural Environment Research Council, have awarded over £4M in research funding to six projects to help improve...

Call for BBSRC Pool of Experts, Strategy Panels and Committees

BBSRC are looking to appoint suitably qualified and motivated individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to fill a number of vacancies on their Strategy Panels, the...

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) workshop and funding call launch, 1 July 2015, London

BBSRC and NERC are hosting a workshop to launch the 2015 call for applications to the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC).   About the funding call ...

Do you have a game-changing innovation for African agriculture?

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) Africa will assemble the world's largest collection of sustainable agriculture innovations dedicated to improving agricultural...

Agri-Tech for International Development

KTN recently held a consortia building workshop for Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst, specifically focussing on aiding innovators target the £10m DFID element of the dunding scheme. ...

DRINC funding call: Improving our understanding of the relationship between diet and health

The  Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC)  enables the research base to support the food and drink industry by funding high quality, pre-competitive research in diet and...

New Northern Ireland Agri-Food Competence Centre Announced

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7million Northern Ireland Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s...

Genome mining from fungarium specimens accelerates the mushroom tree of life

In their quest to help create a Fungal Tree of Life, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have collaborated with colleagues in the UK and USA to successfully extract DNA, viable for...

Vaccines developed for H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to...

Plant receptors with built-in decoys make pathogens betray themselves

Receptors carrying built-in decoys are the latest discovery in the evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. The decoy domains within the receptor detect pathogens and raise the cell's...

Supercomputer unlocks the secrets of plant cells to create more resilient crops

Scientists from the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland and IBM Research have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose – the basic structural component of plant...

Could Eurostars funding help your SME gain a competitive advantage?

Eurostars is a programme that supports  research-p erforming small and medium enterprises , which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage....

Grown in Britain - Invitation to join UKTI at the World Expo in Milan on 6-10 July 2015

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join the Grown in Britain GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015. The GREAT Weeks are a series of trade missions...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Seperating cream from milk using ultrasonic standing waves

Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have jointly demonstrated cream separation from...

Could a Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre student tackle your business challenges?

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre  (SAIC)   has funding for 25 MSc places at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, starting in September...

£5M boost to superbug researchers

Nearly £5M has been awarded to two flagship research projects into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in one of the largest UK public grant investments in this area, according to the Medical...
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