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:
Use of bioinformatic tools for the identification and utilisation of metabolic pathways
Biotechnological approaches (possibly in combination with chemical ones)
The co-funded call covers industrial biotechnology. Applications must address one of the topics described below:
Sustainable production and conversion of different types of feedstocks and bioresources
New products, value-added products and supply services
Sustainable industrial processes
The projects should fall within Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3-6, although projects are not necessarily required to cover the whole range. Industry engagement should be appropriate for the TRL range being investigated.
The co-funded call with an indicative budget of approximately €36.3M brings together 21 funding organisations from 18 countries. BBSRC contribution is up to £2M.
The full pre-announcement document can be downloaded from the BBSRC website.