The Crossing Biological Memmbranes Network (CMBNet), a BBSRC funded network in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), has grants available to assist industrial members in hosting an event to help solve their industrial biotechnology challenges
Their Open Innovation Meeting Grants allow industrial CBMNet members to engage with selected members of CBMNet, in the form of a meeting. For example, the industrial host to hold a confidential meeting to discuss a specific research challenge, to engage with a small, focused group of experts to identify possible solutions. Or, industry host could hold a non-confidential meeting exploring CBMNet relevant scientific theme, with a view to generating project ideas which could form the basis of collaborative funding applications. Meetings are expected to be for 1 or 2 days and include at least 6 CBMNet members.
Applications must be directly related to industrial biotechnology or bioenergy (IBBE) and within the CBMNet Remit.
Amount available: up to £2,000 per meeting.
Find out more at http://cbmnetnibb.group.shef.ac.uk/funding/open-innovation-meeting-grants
Find out about joining CMBNet here.