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Innovation documentary looking for "disrupters" in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

Invitation for Businesses: Mexico - UK Newton Fund Partnering Event , 10 July, London

As part of the Newton Fund, Innovate UK and CONACYT (Mexico) are pleased to invite you to a B2B event to meet potential consortium partners for a joint application for funding. A delegation...

Improving rice flour to aid food poverty

A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. "This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could...

Superchilling method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month without the use of chemicals

A new method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals.  The technology is called superchilling, and it lies somewhere between freezing the fish and cooling it...

Study finds that algae will cope well in climate change

Marine algae may be better equipped to deal with climate change than expected, research shows.  Scientists investigated the likely future impact of changing environmental conditions on...

The bioeconomy enabled - A roadmap to a thriving industrial biotechnology sector in Europe

The BIO-TIC project (the Industrial Biotech Research and Innovation Platforms Centre - towards Technological Innovation and Solid Foundations for a Growing Industrial Biotech Sector in Europe)...

ERA-IB July newsletter now available

The July 2015 edition of the  ERA-Net for Industrial Biotechnology (ERA-IB) newsletter can be downloadedfrom  http://www.era-ib.net/publication/era-ib-newsletter-july-2015 . The...

GM wheat did not repel aphid pests in the field

The results of the GM wheat field trial held by Rothamsted Research in 2012-2013 have recently been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. The data show that the GM...

BBSRC publishes veterinary vaccinology vision to improve animal health and welfare

BBSRC has published its vision for veterinary vaccinology.  The report details BBSRC’s future investment priorities for veterinary vaccinology research in the UK. Vaccines represent a...

Catch up with the latest Industrial Biotechnology news

The July edition of our Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter is now out, bringing you all the latest news, events and funding programmes.  If you are not on our mailing list, you...

Agricultural and Bio-technologies: mission to New Zealand, September 2015

The British High Commission in New Zealand is pleased to announce that it will host a UK-to-NZ mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies in September 2015. The mission is planned to...

Learn more about sensing technologies in agriculture and health in the Sensor100 newsletter

Sensor100 is an international network of people and organisations active in the development and commercialisation of bio-sensors and chemical sensors. The latest edition of the ...

AHDB opens call for agriculture and horticulture PhD studentships

AHDB has announced that it intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. The dealine for applications is ...

New video explains how food stays fresh, safe and tasty, all thanks to food technology

The European Commission have produced a new   video   explaining how food stays fresh, safe and tasty, all thanks to food technology .    The...

Funding: £14M for Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context

The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme will soon be announcing a new 5-year interdisciplinary programme of research. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra and FSA, in...

Programme announced for Design4Life, 2nd July: Learn how to use design to tackle global challenges in health, food & biotech

The KTN is pleased to announce the programme for our Design4Life Workshop which will be held on Thursday 2nd July at 2pm-2.45pm at the Business Design Centre,  52 Upper St, London N1 0QH. ...

Extra DNA creates cucumber with all female flowers

Ask a plant researcher how the sex of a cucumber plant is determined and the person will tell you, “It’s complicated.” Depending on a complex mix of genetic and environmental factors,...

Robotic harvesting of broccoli could be coming to a field near you

A project involving 3D camera technology currently being developed at the University of Lincoln, UK, could result in a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli. The University...

Scientists reveal underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants

Regions all over the globe are suffering from severe drought, which threatens crop production worldwide. This is especially worrisome given the need to increase, not just maintain, crop yields...

Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies

Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers. The discovery, published...
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