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Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century: Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2015 Report

“ Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century ” was the third running of the Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting series.  Returning to the University of Warwick, the meeting was held on the 30 June...

5 Chemistry Inventions that Enabled the Modern World

Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that...

The KTN are Recruiting a New Head of Chemistry

The Knowledge Transfer Network is looking for a person to head up the well established chemistry team. This is a senior position in the organisation, managing a small team that is responsible...

Academics lack understanding to make business-university links work, says study

Report says projects fail when scholars obsessed with “shiny things” ignore business needs A third of companies surveyed for a new study say that academics lack the commercial understanding...

Super-Elastic Wire Stretches Without Losing Power

A conducting wire that can be stretched to 14 times its original length has been developed by scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas, US. They say it could find use in flexible...

Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing

Hope and expectation surround the chemical industry’s increasing adoption of biotechnological manufacturing – but today, their lengthy development times and complex processes mean frustration...

Foresight project looking at the scientific and technological areas that could transform the UK economy in the future.

The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. We are focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering public...

Failure to allay public concerns hobbling UK fracking

Fracking proposals in the UK have so far been accompanied by significant public unease. Now a new study finds that the government and energy companies are failing to tackle people’s concerns ...

Save The Date - European Funding for Materials and Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Manufacturing in 2016 Launch Event

This event, brought to you by KTN in partnership with Innovate UK and SusChem UK, will mark the launch of the 2016 Horizon 2020 funding calls for nanotechnologies, advanced materials,...

Kyrobio Masterclass on Computational Enzyme Engineering

KTN are project partners in EU project, Kyrobio.  The objective of KYROBIO project is to broaden the toolbox of single enantiomer chiral chemicals that are produced by industry in Europe...

European Funding for Materials and Nanotechnology in 2016 Webinar: Presentations now Available

A webinar was hosted this afternoon (9th July 2015),  by the Knowledge Transfer Network in cooperation with Innovate UK. It gave delegates a special preview* of the next round of Horizon...

SAVE THE DATE: SusChem Event October 2015

SusChem will hold a Brokerage event covering the topics from the 2016 H2020 work programme which are relevant to Sustainable Chemistry.  Please hold the 6th October 2015 (Brussels) for...

European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar: Presentations now available

A webinar took place today (7th July 2015) at 12pm hosted by the KTN, Innovate UK, CPI and SusChem UK, to inform delegates about the latest two call for proposals available from the Bio-Based...

New €200 million EU call for bioeconomy proposals launched on Brussels Info Day

Second call for proposals for Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) announced on Info Day, while first 10 grant agreements are signed. Europe’s bio-based economy will receive a major...

Survey on "the assessment of the methodology of the list of Critical Raw Materials"

Work Package 5 of a study on "the assessment of the methodology of the list of Critical Raw Materials" assesses how the EU list of CRMs is being used by different stakeholders: Member States,...

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking Launches a €100 Million Call for Proposals

This Call is dedicated to Innovation Actions ("Flagships"), and focuses on lignocellulosic feedstock (BBI Value Chain 1), valorisation of cellulose (BBI Value Chain 2) and innovative processes...

Info day 2015 of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

The BBI JU Info day session will take place from 09:00 to 12:30 on Charlemagne Building, Rue de la  Loi 170, B-1000 Brussels. What benefits does the Bio based Joint Undertaking offer...

EU Project Novacam Launches Webinar Series

Novacam is a coordinated EU-Japan project supported by the European Union and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Following on from the success of it's first webinar, held in November 2014,...

EPSRC Call: Future Formulation of Complex Products

The Manufacturing the Future and Physical Sciences Themes of  EPSRC  are looking to support a series of projects addressing challenges in formulation science. The goal is to develop...

CRM_InnoNet launches Public Consultation on CRM Substitution Roadmaps

The  CRM_InnoNet consortium  would like to draw your attention to the recent launch of the Public Consultation on the Roadmaps for Substitution of Critical Raw Materials...
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£2.5M competition on management and use of biofilms now open

The £2.5M feasibility studies competition, 'Management and use of Biofilms', run by Innovate...

More assessors required for IB Catalyst

BBSRC, EPSRC and Innovate UK are calling for more academic and industrial assessors for...

Take the SPIRE survey on H2020!

The SPIRE-PPP (the Sustainable Proess Industry through Resource & Energy Efficiency Public...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF),...