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Pre-announcement: Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group SPARK Plus awards

Opens: April 2015 Closes: late May 2015 NERC and Innovate UK are pleased to announce that a call for SPARK Plus Awards will be published in April 2015 through the joint Algal...

The Biotechnology YES competition is open for applications until 29th May 2015.

Biotechnology YES, now in its 20th year, is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas among early career researchers. The competition is funded...

New method could produce healthier chocolate

Chocolate has many health benefits — it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s this...

Developing beans that can beat the heat

CGIAR bean breeders have announced the discovery of 30 new lines  of “heat-beater” beans that will be better able to cope with the possible effects of climate change. “This...

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists at a meeting of the American Chemical Society have reported that they are...

£25.7m investment in biology “research powerhouse” at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has received a £25.7m funding boost from the UK Research Partnership Infrastructure Fund to help it establish world-leading laboratory facilities for biological...

Six new Food Enterprise Zones announced

The government has approved the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) to kickstart local food and drink economies, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced yesterday. The...

Opportunity alert: REBus - free consultancy to innovate your business model and make it more profitable

REBus is a LIFE+ funded project led by WRAP with partners including the KTN. Its aim is to demonstrate how businesses and their supply chains can implement resource efficient or “circular”...

Entrepreneurial videos showcased ahead of Venturefest East Midlands’ Next Generation competition

Venturefest East Midlands, taking place on 14th April  2015 at East Midlands Conference Centre , will  host 120 sessions, 50 exhibitors and a global class speaker programme from a...

How good practice in design and data visualisation can support innovation

The use of data is becoming increasingly important to innovators across the KTN. High performance computing, cloud computing and network connectivity has facilitated public and commercially...

11th International Conference on 
Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, 3 – 5 June, York

Call for abstracts http://www.rrbconference.com/call-abstrats Register here http://www.rrbconference.com/registration   Delegates from university, industry, governmental and...

£16M boost for agricultural innovators - Agri-Tech Catalyst round 3 winners announced

Over 70 businesses and universities from across the UK will share £16M from BBSRC, government and industry to develop 25 innovative business ideas and boost UK agriculture. The 25 projects,...

Free business seminars by Knowledge Exchange Wales

Knowledge Exchange Wales is holding a series of free seminars for 2015. All seminars will include either lunch or refreshments and provide a great opportunity to network with other...

Watch Innovate UK's new video that explains their Application Process

Innovate UK have made a short (less than 3 minutes) video which explains their application process , including information on what sort of projects they fund.  Click here to view the...

New microbiology process hall at Campden BRI

Joy Gaze has posted an interesting blog on the Campden BRI website about the research that her team is now able to carry out following the construction of a  microbiology process hall ...

Extracting "gold" from fish and plant waste

The EU project APROPOS aimed to demonstrate the value inherent in waste food resources which are currently used mostly for animal feed. New industrial processing techniques are enabling us...

Researchers show that plants exposed to bacteria activate their immune system using three separate mechanisms

Spring is just around the corner and for many of us that means planting a garden with plenty of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes. However, some of the plants will be infected by...

Would you like to find out how maths can help address challenges in agriculture?

Mathematics in Agriculture Workshop 29th April, Harper Adams University The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to a free KTN event titled " Mathematics in...

Forthcoming competition: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK BBSRC are jointly funding a new competition to address the opportunities and challenges of biofilms.  Launched 15 June, consortia building workshops are being held in May to...

Dairy herd management strategies can result in win-win for milk production and reducing carbon footprint

Agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) make up 8.1% of total U.S. GHG emissions. The dairy cattle farming industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or...
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