FoodWasteNet, a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy (NIBB), has announced that its fourth call for Business Interaction Vouchers is now open.
Closing date for applications: 16 May 2016 (noon).
Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) encourage and support short collaborative projects between academic partners and industrial partners within the network. The collaboration can be any defined piece of work by an academic partner for an industrial partner. The work must be clearly defined from the outset and must be completed within 6 months.
The vouchers are worth up to £10,000 and are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner that are likely to lead to outcomes of: a longer-term relationship, improved interaction or new research technology transfer projects. Priority will be given to proposals that, for example: aid technology transfer, work towards ‘solving’ a technical problem for an industrial partner or adapt an existing technology for a new application.
More details about supported activities and descriptions of previously awarded projects are available on the FoodWasteNet website.