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CPI to Establish new £28m National Formulation Centre

In the autumn budget statement released early in December, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne named The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) as the hub of a new £28m National Formulation Centre. The new centre will operate a ‘hub and spoke’ model bringing together the existing knowledge base of the UK formulation sector. The spokes of the new centre will include universities,...
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Funding Opportunity: Energy Game Changer

InnovateUK , in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a brokerage events in February to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer. The events will be an opportunity to find out more about the competition and to connect with potential collaborators across the supply chain.   What is the opportunity? The energy sector is one of the...
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View all the Latest News from the Chemistry Growth Partnership

The Chemistry Growth Partnership is a joint industry/Government initiative, being led by industry for industry. Their vision states that: By 2030, the UK chemical industry will have further reinforced its position as the country’s leading manufacturing exporter and enabled the chemistry-using industries to increase their Gross Value Added contribution to the UK economy by 50%, from...
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The Discovery, Development and Demonstration of Biocatalysis for use in the Industrial Synthesis of Chiral Chemicals (KYROBIO Project)

EU Project KYROBIO recently held their end of project webinar titled 'The Discovery, Development and Demonstration of Biocatalysis for use in the Industrial Synthesis of Chiral Chemicals'. The webinar gives a brief overview of the four year FP7 project Kyrobio. The KYROBIO project has used an SME-focused approach to address industrially identified needs for chiral synthesis using...
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Do You Know of Any Outstanding Examples of Teamwork in Promoting Innovation Through Industry-Academia Partnerships?

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s  Teamwork in Innovation Award , which recognises outstanding examples of teamwork in promoting innovation through industry-academia partnerships, is now open for nominations. Selected by an independent selection panel this annual award is open now for both RSC members and non-RSC members alike.  The winning team will receive a cash prize of...
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Nominations for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Industry and Technology Awards are Now Open

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Industry and Technology awards recognise achievements in innovation, entrepreneurship, outreach, technical skills in the laboratory, science and industry-university collaborations. For over 140 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry have been acknowledging and celebrating talented groups and individuals across the scientific community with their...
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Bio Base NWE Leverages €71million of Investments and the Creation of 320 Jobs in the Northwest European Bioeconomy

Bio Base NWE, a three-year project co-financed by the INTERREG IVB programme of the European Union, has come to an end and proudly presents its results. This network of biobased economy experts advised over 500 small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to facilitate innovation and business development in biobased technologies and to stimulate the growth of the biobased economy in Northwest...
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£10M Awarded for Leverhulme Centre in New Materials

The University of Liverpool has been awarded £10 million by the Leverhulme Trust to establish a research centre that will revolutionise the design of new materials. The Leverhulme Centre for Functional Materials Design will bring together chemical knowledge with state-of-the-art computer science to develop a new approach to the design of functional materials at the atomic scale. ...
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New Research Explores High-Value Applications for Rapeseed Oil

Led by Velcourt, a collaboration of researchers and plant breeders are working to establish the commercial feasibility of a new type of oilseed rape (OSR) that could provide a greener alternative to the mineral-based oils currently used industrially.  It is estimated that 50% of all lubricants sold world-wide end up in the environment, with few alternatives currently available...
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Proof of Principle Competition for SME's: Apply by 11th December!

SMEs have the chance to win up to £12,500 each in 'Proof of Principle' prototyping voucher prizes to accelerate new advanced technology based products to market. Many SMEs experience challenges when moving from concept to prototype stage due to limitations in facilities and resource. Whether this is for first products or refinements on existing products, this is a barrier to innovation. ...
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The Discovery, Development and Demonstration of Biocatalysis for use in the Industrial Synthesis of Chiral Chemicals (KYROBIO Project)

EU Project KYROBIO recently held their end of project webinar titled 'The Discovery, Development and Demonstration of Biocatalysis for use in the Industrial Synthesis of Chiral Chemicals'. The webinar gives a brief overview of the four year FP7 project Kyrobio. The KYROBIO project has used an SME-focused approach to address industrially identified needs for chiral synthesis using...
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Future & Emerging Technologies H2020 Event Report

On 24 November academics and industry representatives gathered in London to learn about funding opportunities in the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) area of the 2016/2017 Horizon 2020 workprogramme.  The brokerage event, organised by the UK National Contact Point for FET, BIS and KTN, attracted over 70 delegates from the UK.   In the morning attendees heard...
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KTN Chemistry is Now on LinkedIn

We are pleased to announce that we are now on LinkedIn! We will be regularly updating it with news, funding and events. Make sure to join and share opinions and news with us. Join us now: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8434307
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KTN Chemistry Team Supporting Local Chemistry Networks

The KTN Chemistry team is working collaboratively with regional chemistry networks across the UK - like NEPIC, YCF and Chemicals North West - to help drive innovation in the sector.    For instance, The KTN Chemistry Team is supporting the Chemicals North West bimonthly breakfast meetings. The most recent meeting was held at The Catalyst Discovery Centre in Widnes. Industry...
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Chemistry Innovation Laboratory

The CIL is an initiative for supporting innovation and growth in chemistry and chemical using SMEs in the East Midlands.  It provides the opportunity to access specialist skills, knowledge, equipment and new technologies available through the School of Chemistry.  They  offer assistance in the form of; lab work, analytical work, consultancy, literature reviews and graduate...
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How to Protect New Technology, Software, Designs and Innovations

Glyndwr Enterprise Network Events draw audiences from Manchester, Liverpool, Deeside, North Wales and the A55 corridor. These free Breakfast Masterclasses will take place on a bi-monthly basis, to encourage creative, innovative businesses to network, share best practice and listen to inspirational speakers with business experiences, management concepts, and...
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Get Involved in Resource 2016

Resource is the comprehensive cross sector conference-led exhibition that helps businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy. It takes place on 08 - 10 March at ExCeL, London, and the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate will both be taking part in the free to attend conference, workshops, and networking stand area.    The...
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India–UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition: Agri-food

Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are to invest up to £10 million in collaborative industrial research and development projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of India in relation to its agri-food sector.    ...
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European Cluster on Catalysis Launch Website

In January 2015, the European Commission promoted the birth of the European Cluster on Catalysis (ECC) , an open platform gathering together EU-founded projects in the field of catalysis, organizations and institutions as well as industrial partners as well as other relevant stakeholders in catalysis at EU level. The cluster has recently launched its website, ...
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Innovation Opportunities from Waste Scoping Workshop to be Held in January

KTN with Innovate UK will host a workshop “Innovation Opportunities from Waste” on 14 January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester. 
 The aim of this scoping workshop is to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the recovery of valuable materials from wastes arising from industrial activity in the UK. The workshop will explore potential opportunities for valorising...
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The UK – Peru CONCYTEC Fund for Science and Innovation

The UK – Peru CONCYTEC Fund for Science and Innovation aims to build UK-Partner country research and innovation collaborations, centred on shared research and innovation challenges. The £600,000 fund is financed by the British Embassy in Lima and CONCYTEC.  It is expected this Fund will encourage collaborative scientific research and technological development between Peruvian and...
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University of Manchester Published in International Chemistry Journal

The work carried out at the University of Manchester as part of EU project KYROBIO's consortium has been recently concluded and disseminated in an international chemistry journal. Over the past four years researchers in Manchester (Mr. Nicholas Weise and Prof. Nicholas Turner) have sought to expand the suite of ammonia lyase enzymes as tools for the synthesis of unnatural amino acids as...
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New Modelling Systems for Stratified Medicine

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million to establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in developing modelling approaches to support the use of stratified medicine in the UK, across bioinformatics, systems biology, health economics and analytical algorithms. We are seeking proposals to develop new modelling systems that: •   integrate healthcare and science...
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Agri-Tech Catalyst Early and Late Stage Awards - Round 5

Agricultural science and technology is one of the world's fastest-growing and exciting markets, driven by global challenges: •   a rising population •   rapid development of emerging economies •   shortages of land, water and energy   The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world...
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Satellites to Improve Agri-Food Systems

Innovate UK and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are to invest up to £3.75 million in collaborative R&D projects and relevant technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovation to improve the productivity of agri-food systems using satellite technology.   This competition links two key areas of innovation: agriculture & food and satellite...
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