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Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and medium businesses be resource efficient and create a more circular economy. The programme will deliver its ambitions through four areas of activity: Increasing the scale and provision of services to SMEs in Scotland to become more efficient in their use of resources Stimulating new...
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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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£10 million Biomedical Catalyst 2016 competition now open

A new funding boost of £57.5 million was announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors by Business Secretary Sajid Javid at the first inter-ministerial group on business engagement. Chaired by the Business Secretary, the meeting brought together ministers from across government to discuss issues and challenges facing businesses in all...
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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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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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New £4.5M funding competition: Connected digital additive manufacturing

Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing can have applications in industrial biotechnology, for example performing  biocatalytic reactions with a printed reactor. The aim of this competition is to help companies overcome barriers to...
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Discovery Awards: Seed funding for diagnostic tools to reduce misuse of antibiotics

The Longitude Prize is a £10M challenge to tackle to rising threat from antibiotic resistance. In order to maximise the number and diversity of entrants to the Longitude Prize, the Longitude Committee has just launched their Discovery Awards  with a call for creative minds everywhere to apply for seed funding and develop their ideas for a transformative diagnostic test. ...
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First full-scale bio plant will use enzymes to convert household waste into valuable products

DONG Energy and Novozymes have just agreed that Novozymes will deliver enzymes for the coming REnescience plant in Northwich in the North West of England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes. Thomas Dalsgaard, Executive Vice President in DONG Energy, said: "It's important to extract as many resources as possible...
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BIA publishes new report on UK biotech financing

The Bioindustry Association (BIA), working in partnership with Evaluate and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has published a new report -  Money, momentum and maturity: UK biotech financing and deals in 2015/16  - looking at trends in follow-on funding, venture capital activity, the strength of the R&D pipeline and rate of regulatory approvals. 2015 saw an...
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4th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) call now open

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) has opened its 4th Joint Call “Call for Transnational Networks/Working Groups within the Joint Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance ” , in partnership with 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada. The call sets out to assemble...
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Innovate with InnoCentive Challenges: Enabling creative minds to solve problems

The Royal Society of Chemistry is partnering with InnoCentive to provide you with an opportunity to tackle a variety of scientific and non-technical problems.   The recently launched Open Innovation Pavilion on InnoCentive.com features InnoCentive-customer Challenges that seek innovative solutions.   Do you have a possible solution to one of the Challenges...
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Registration now open for BioProNET 3rd Annual Scientific Symposium

BioProNET  is a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) working in the field of bioprocessing and biologics. Registration is now open for their 3rd Annual Scientific Symposium on 19–20 October 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Sessions include: Designing efficient cell-expression systems Building expression systems into optimised...
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CMBNet launches call for Open Innovation Meeting Grants

The Crossing Biological Memmbranes Network ( CMBNet ) , a BBSRC funded network in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB), has g rants 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...
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Free NIBB sponsored IB Skills conference & workshop ‘for early career people’, 18-19 May 2016, Manchester

A group of BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) are holding a  Career Development Workshop for Early Career NIBB Members on 18-19 May 2016 in Manchester. The participating NIBB are offering free places to postdocs and PhD students, space permitting.  This event is also  an opportunity for industry partners to access the emerging...
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Independent analysis of EMBL-EBI underscores the value & impact of open data in the life sciences

UK-based consultancy Charles Beagrie Ltd has published an in-depth analysis of the value and impact of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), an intergovernmental organisation that delivers freely available molecular data and services to scientists around the world. The report values the benefits to users and their funders at £1Bn per annum worldwide – equivalent to more than 20...
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New funding calls from CBMNet

The Crossing Biological Membranes Network ( CMBNet , a BBSRC NIBB) have announced their new series of funding streams: INDUSTRIAL-ACADEMIC EXCHANGE GRANTS Details:  To support the development of new teams to transfer knowledge from academia to industry and vice versa. For example, grants can be used for a CBMNet member to visit another member or for CBMNet members to...
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Are you interested in commercialising your food waste valorisation ideas?

Pathways to commercialisation, Manchester Conference Centre, 1-2 March 2016 This free-of-charge meeting is aimed at academic and industry-based FoodWasteNet * members with an interest in commercialising food waste valorisation ideas. Invited speakers from academia and industry will focus on three main themes: Basic tools for commercialisation (funding &...
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Biocatalysts for industrial chiral chemicals - KRYOBIO newsletter

The EU project KYROBIO - Developing biocatalysts for industrial chiral chemicals - has published its latest newsletter , featuring: Key findings Updates from the University of Stuttgart,  Johnson Matthey, and University of Manchester A report from the Austrain Chemistry Days A report from the KYRBIO final consortium meeting KYROBIO is a...
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Find out about funding for analytical technologies for biopharmaceutical processes

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4M in collaborative R&D projects to address the UK biopharmaceutical industry’s need for improved analytical technologies to support the development of current and next generation biopharmaceutical products.   About the funding This competition seeks to advance the development and commercialisation of Biopharmaceutical products and...
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Book your place now - MBI short course on IB: Biocatalysts through SynBio, 18-20 Apr

This unique training module will introduce options for integrating biocatalysis into chemical manufacturing processes, and also explore successful examples of biocatalyst design, process operation and biorefining for sustainable manufacturing. The Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries Programme (MBI®) is run by the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL. In this module...
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Launch of a roadmap for non-animal technologies

BBSRC in partnership with five other organisations – NC3Rs, Innovate UK, EPSRC, MRC, and Dstl – has published a roadmap on developing and applying non-animal technologies (NATs) to improve the methods and tools available for the safety and efficacy testing of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, chemicals, agrichemicals and consumer products. The roadmap sets out a vision for the UK as...
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CBMNet to co-ordinate a bid for Horizon 2020 Funding

CBMNet (a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy exploring the importance of 'Crossing Biological Membranes' in industrial biotechnology processes) is planning to coordinate a bid under  the societal challenge: BIOTEC-06-2017. They are seeking industry partners  that have processes at TRL5-7 that could benefit from some engineering of transport/membrane...
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Sensing of Complex Multidimensional Industrial Processes, 8 Dec 2015, Manchester

Super Sensing Consortium and KTN are hosting a one day event to bring together industry end user communities, technology providers,  technology researchers, and business innovation funding agencies  to discuss opportunities in  Sensing of Complex Multidimensional Industrial Processes: Tomography and Imaging .   What is  Industrial Process...
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Europe’s leading bioeconomy clusters are now working together as 3BI

The leading bioeconomy clusters in the UK, Netherlands, France, and Germany have joined forces as the 3BI intercluster. Their goal is to support European companies to access important new markets based on renewable raw materials successfully. 3BI is a strategic European partnership that builds on the complementary strengths of four regional innovation clusters: BioVale ...
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