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New funding for vaccines for global epidemics

The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases. This competition will support projects seeking to develop candidate vaccines and vaccine platform technologies at the preclinical stage. The aim is to enable an effective and rapid response during future outbreaks of disease.    Competition scope ...
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BioPilots UK alliance launched to support growth of UK bioeconomy

BioPilotsUK is a collaboration created by five established biorefining open-access centres who recognise the importance of partnerships to develop UK bio-based value chains. Together, they de-risk the commercialisation of bio-based products and processes by trialling new technologies to ensure our partners are investing in the right technologies for their business. The BioPilotsUK...
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Funding pre-announcement: ERA-Net CoBioTech call expected early Dec 2016

Aim and scope of the call The aim of the co-funded call is to contribute to  transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy . The submitted pre-proposals must be multidisciplinary and they will include at least one of the following scientific approaches: Synthetic biology Systems biology Use of...
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3Fbio & MetGen revealed as Bio-based Winners at #EFIB2016

3F Bio  (Scotland, UK) and MetGen  (Finland) were both acknowledged by their peers as industrial biotech leaders at this year’s European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, #EFIB2016.    3F Bio, a technology spin-out company from University of Strathclyde, was voted strongest proposal for funding by a panel of venture capitalists at...
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#EFIB2016 – Glasgow, Scotland hosts EU’s leading conference on industrial biotech and the bioeconomy

Please visit the IBLF stand in the exhibition hall. Glasgow, 19 October 2016 - Creating jobs and economic growth, tackling climate change and paving the way towards a circular, bioeconomy for Europe will all be on the agenda at this year’s EFIB.  Over 600 leading industry and policy experts meet this week at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow to discuss the...
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Building UK-China Innovation Future - UK Business Survey

Together with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Innovate UK, we've launched a UK Business Survey on  Building the UK-China Innovation Future . The purpose of the survey is to obtain as much evidence as possible for activities which aim to promote beneficial innovation collaboration between UK and Chinese partners. We’re aiming to reach all industries and communities. ...
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£220 million for cutting-edge new technology

Philip Hammond has unveiled a package of support which includes £220 million for the life science and university sectors to help technology breakthroughs translate into commercial success, as well as action to ensure disruptive businesses thrive in the UK. The package includes: £100 million of funding to extend and enhance the Biomedical Catalyst, supporting innovative UK life...
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Register now for the Forensic Science Technology Showcase, 20 October, London

The Forensic Science Technology Showcase   provides a chance to see the latest UK research based developments in forensic science. The day is a fantastic opportunity to meet new partners, speak to end users and forensic service providers. We are pleased to announce that this year the Showcase will be opened by Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Advisor. The...
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Calysta & CPI open ground-breaking plant producing sustainable feed ingredient

CPI proudly opens ground-breaking plant for development of sustainable fish feed at Wilton Leading retailers, producers, investors and government representatives from around the globe gathered in the north of England today to mark the opening of an historic facility that will help meet the protein demands of the world’s growing population. USA-based Calysta (www.calysta.com) chose...
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Biotech Week kicks off across the globe

PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2016 – EuropaBio is delighted to open a new edition of the European Biotech Week that is growing into a global success story this year. Between 26 September and October 2, a record 16 European countries will witness over a 100 biotech-focused activities and events on their territories with many others planned across 4 continents. The fourth...
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£11M cell and gene therapies industrial manufacture funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £11 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate large-scale manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy sector. They are seeking proposals to industrialise established manufacturing processes for cell and gene therapies. The aim of this competition is to develop the manufacturing capability of candidate cell and gene therapies so...
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Enginnering Biology conference includes process engineering, feedback, optimisation and control, manufacturing and scale-up

IET SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference London 13-15 December 2016 The 1st IET /SynbiCITE Conference on Engineering Biology 2016 will provide a focal point for the international synthetic biology community to congregate and share cutting edge research in synthetic biology and how these findings are being commercialised and adopted by industry. The programme is...
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Register now for £4m Antimicrobial Resistance Competition Briefing on 19 Sept

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million capital investment that will enable research into antimicrobial resistance and advance the development of new products and services.   About the funding Innovate UK are delivering a competition on behalf of the Department of Health to invest up to £4 million to support the UK’s capability to...
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Open innovation - Could you help Devro develop innovative applications for food co-products?

The Scottish Enterprise  Open Innovation  platform harnesses the ideas, insights and experience of those who can help organisations do things better. They are working with 13 businesses and public sector organisations to create a series of innovation challenges which are open for Scottish businesses to respond to. They currently have 6 challenges: Challenge one:...
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Hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate 2016

If you are looking to secure funding, meet new partners or go global then you should be at  Innovate 2016 -  the UK’s leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event dedicated to businesses like yours. You are invited to take part in the global showcase of UK innovation, hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate...
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HSE needs new members for scientific advisory committee

SACGM(CU) provides independent technical and scientific advice to HSE and Defra, as well as their counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its remit covers all aspects of the human and environmental risks from the contained use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In particular the Committee has the following specific roles: to...
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Register now for £15M Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME competitiveness, growth and productivity.  The Health and Life Sciences sector has a focus on agriculture, food and healthcare, underpinned by technologies developed in bioscience and medical...
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UK chemical & pharmaceutical companies project positive outlook despite post-Brexit concerns

Despite weakening sales and exports in Q2 2016, chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns. The Chemical Industries Association second quarter member company business survey found that looking to the next twelve months 89% feel Research & Development investment will either remain the same or increase, 87%...
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CRACK IT 2016 Challenges - funding to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals

The CRACK IT challenge-led competition funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific 'Challenges' which if solved will deliver 3Rs and commercial benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a commercialisable product. The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the...
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Ingenza celebrates EU H2020 SME Instrument success

Ingenza is pleased to announce it has successfully applied for EU H2020 SME Instrument funding of €50,000 for Phase 1 of its innovative SYNBIOMAN project, allowing the company to forge ahead with the development of this novel synthetic biology-driven biomanufacturing platform. Successful completion of the Phase 1 study could open the door to additional funding for Phase 2, valued at €2.5...
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Funding for innovative research with explosives and weapons detection applications

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for  Explosives and Weapons Detection   The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection. This research call is seeking...
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Two postdoc positions in Bioprocess Engineering at University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is recruiting 2 postdocs for a new IB Catalyst grant on Continuous Biomanufacturing of Platform Chemicals. Both posts are for 5 years. Details of the projects and application process are at: Microbial Physoiology -  ...
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Knowledge Exchange Development Associates posts at the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is currently advertising for two Knowledge Exchange Development Associates to advance the impact of the University's research. If you have experience of developing the applications of research in business, charities, the public sector or in a university then these roles could be for you. These two posts will focus on the Faculties of Engineering and Biomedical...
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C1NET Proof of Concept funding call now open: Fermentation-based conversion processes

C1NET , a BBSRC Network in  Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, has opened its latest call for Proof of Concept projects. The theme of this call is " Gas-to-Value:  fermentation-based conversion processes."  They are seeking to fund the development of biological and engineering innovations that lower costs or improve value in the conversion of carbon-rich gases...
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£9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have pre-announced a £9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research .   About the funding This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges...
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