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BIOOX Newsletter - September 2016, 3rd Edition, now published!

This month (September 2016), BIOOX will enter its final year. BIOOX has already delivered valuable science offering new insights into the enzymes and processes which will be required to develop new industrial bio-oxidation reactions. The potential for biocatalysis to improve the safety, cost, and sustainability of chemical manufacturing is becoming clear, and the final stage of the project...
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CivTech® Pilot Challenge

The CivTech ®  pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and developing a relationship with a major public sector organisation. It's a chance to build a business, and do some good along the way.  Backed by the Scottish Government, it’s going to provide an...
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Materials Chemistry UK - On the Road to Success

The UK’s productivity has declined in the past eight years, from a 60-year period of growth. This trend needs to be reversed if the UK is to grow its economy. One solution is to exploit the country’s strong knowledge base in chemistry and materials. Graphene and the recently discovered family of two-dimensional materials, from the University of Manchester, is just one example of world...
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VOOM 2016: Pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1M in prizes

VOOM 2016 takes place over 14 weeks, including a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon (a Guinness World Records attempt, in fact), and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson and the six winning businesses will share over £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes, plus additional support. There are two...
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SPIRE: MEASURE Roadmap Presentation

The SPIRE 4-14 team MEASURE has developed the " Roadmap towards a harmonised, cross-sectorial sustainability assessment in European process industries " specifically for the SPIRE community to support the implementation of sustainability assessment and decision guidance in the innovation process. The final Roadmap presentation of MEASURE will take place on 2 March 2016 in Berlin ....
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$100k Prize Announced in the BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students — to submit their  innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.   A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and  implementation...
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Innovation Competition

Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and disruptive change is needed in the way materials and resources are used and how organisations do business. Innovation and emerging technologies are an essential building block for that sustainable future.   edie Live has designed a competition specifically designed to promote and...
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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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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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Contribute to the development of ESCO

The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to contribute with their expertise to the development of ESCO, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations. ESCO will: enhance the functioning of the labour market, bridge the communication gap between the world of work and education/training, improve cooperation...
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SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials

We would like you to SAVE THE DATE of the Third annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials and Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event on Raw Materials. The 3 rd annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials will be held on 9-10 December 2015 in Brussels, together with the Brokerage event on Horizon 2020...
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EU - Latin America dialogue on Raw Materials September 2015: Extension of deadline for registration

As a follow up of the Raw Materials Diplomacy Event organised by the European Commission in March 2014 in Lima, Perú with a number of Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay)  II EU-Latin America dialogue on Raw Materials  will be taking place on 22-23 September 2015 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The online registration to...
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Free event on Materials Security in Berlin

The Materials Security SIG in conjunction with the UK Science and Innovation Network are running a cross European event at the British Embassy in Berlin on 1st and 2nd December 2011. This free event is titled: 'Resources That Don't the Earth '.   This event seeks to encourage collaboration between UK and Germany as well as The Netherlands, France, Finland,...
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Mike Pitts talks about managing our elements in a 2nd video for Future We Create Project

Mike Pitts, Chemistry Innovation's Sustainability Manager, appears in a second video for Future We Create You can view his video clips directly via YouTube: Clip 1: Sustainable Design  Clip 2: Managing our elements  
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Free event on Materials Security in Berlin

The Materials Security SIG in conjunction with the UK Science and Innovation Network are...

CivTech® Pilot Challenge

The CivTech ®  pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector...

Innovation Competition

Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and...