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Bioeconomy is a significant driving force in EU: it turns over 2 trillions € and provides 18 millions jobs.

The first macro-economic study commissioned by the Bio-based Industry Consortium using Eurostat data of 2013 shows: The turnover of the total bioeconomy is 2.1 trillion EUR. About  50%  of this is accounted for by  the food and beverages sector , almost a quarter of the turnover is created by the primary sectors (agriculture and forestry), while the other quarter is...
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Do you utilise genetic resources? Learn about your obligations under the EU ABS Regulations at a workshop this autumn

The EU is a Party to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation.  It is important that those who utilise genetic resources (i.e. conduct research and development on the genetic and/or biological composition of genetic resources, including through the application of biotechnology) are aware of the...
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EU funding for demonstrating advance biofuel technologies

The European Commission currently has a funding call open for " Demonstrating advanced biofuel technologies ." The deadline for applications is 5 May 2015. In the short-term and medium-term perspective, due to different issues  (such as the limited distribution infrastructure of the electrification option, or the unsuitability  of such option for certain transport modes),...
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Would you like to find out about funding and collaborative opportunities to partner with EU and Australian researchers?

CONNECTING AUSTRALIAN – EUROPEAN SCIENCE AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE When: 12th September 2014 Where: BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0E T A delegation from Australia will be visiting London to inform the science, innovation and higher education community about funding and collaborative opportunities available to UK universities and SMEs who want to...
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Public consultation on the EU’s ten-year growth and jobs strategy

The European Commission is holding a public consultation to inform the review of the Europe 2020 strategy and to seek views on its further development. Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth and jobs strategy that was launched in 2010.  The policy fields covered include economic and financial affairs; competitiveness; industry; single market; employment;  ...
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Find out more about EU funding for biobased products and materials - Free webinar, 13th August

This free webinar , on 13th August (12:00 - 13:30), will provide information on the funding and collaboration opportunities avaiulable through the new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest...
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SBRI Chemical Substitutes Call - Registration Deadline fast approaching!

  Note the registration date is fast approaching – 16 th  July 2014 The challenge from the Home Office, in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, is to reduce the regulatory burden on legitimate users of materials which are soon to be controlled under forthcoming ‘EU Marketing and Use of Explosives Precursors’ regulation, and related...
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Find out more about the EU's Horizon 2020 funding at the InfoDay in London

InfoDay on EU Horizon 2020 calls for proposals:  Societal Challenges 2 and 5                             Thursday 23 January 2014,  The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,  London, SW1P 3EE* This information day, organised by Defra, BBSRC, NERC and FSA, is for academic and business...
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