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Catch up with the latest Industrial Biotechnology news

The July edition of our Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter is now out, bringing you all the latest news, events and funding programmes.  If you are not on our mailing list, you...

Agricultural and Bio-technologies: mission to New Zealand, September 2015

The British High Commission in New Zealand is pleased to announce that it will host a UK-to-NZ mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies in September 2015. The mission is planned to...

Programme announced for Design4Life, 2nd July: Learn how to use design to tackle global challenges in health, food & biotech

The KTN is pleased to announce the programme for our Design4Life Workshop which will be held on Thursday 2nd July at 2pm-2.45pm at the Business Design Centre,  52 Upper St, London N1 0QH. ...

EU Commissioners acclaim biotech innovation and European SMEs at landmark event

“No other sector holds the promise to enhance quality of life, productivity and environmental sustainability through innovation like biotechnology, while also benefitting Europe’s economy and...

Algal Biotechnology Masters at SAMS

The Scottish Marine Institute (SAMS) Masters by Research Programme will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills required for a career in the exciting growth sector of algal...

Biochemical and biofuel-producing materials in rice straw

For the first time, researchers at Kobe University and RIKEN successfully elucidated the biochemical and biofuel-producing materials contained in rice straw. Future applications include using...

US Energy Department announces $30m for research into feedstocks for bioenergy

The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $30 million in funding for  6 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s Transportation Energy...

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester supported by BBSRC have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable...

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015: Learn about opportunities for design in innovation, 2-3 July, London

KTN INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS AT NEW DESIGNERS 2015 Thursday, 02 July 2015  ( 10:00 – 17:00) The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH Leading businesses are...

New call for up to ten Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is delighted to announce that a call for up to ten Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will open on Monday 22nd June...

Algaecytes needs a natural product chemist

Job Description AlgaeCytes Limited is a team orientated company that is focused on developing and commercialising microalgae derived bioactive ingredients. We are...

Catch up with the latest Algal Bioenergy news, events and funding - ABSIG Newsletter available now

We have just published the June edition of our Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) newsletter . As usual it is packed with information on the latest funding calls, events and...

IBioIC invites Micro Companies to apply for funding from Exemplar Programme

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its fourth project competition for Micro Companies , for industry-led collaborative...

Nominate your candidate for the Millennium Technology Prize

Nominations are now open for the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a...

Perspective Algae: Watch a short documentary about algae on YouTube

A 28 minute documentary about algae, Perspective Algae (1994), is now available to watch via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_vrB1ppMHg&feature=youtu.be

Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology publishes note on regulation of synthetic biology

The Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology (POST) has published a "note"  examining the potential benefits and challenges of synthetic biology. The overview section of the...

New method for converting algal oil into transportation fuels

A new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline or jet fuel, has been developed by the research group of Prof. Keiichi Tomishige and Dr. Yoshinao Nakagawa from...

Natura and Solazyme announce sales agreement for microalgae oil

Natura Cosméticos S.A. one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and personal care products company, and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oils and ingredients company, have announced that after...

Current state of innovation practices in UK companies - take part in the Innovate UK/ AHRC survey

‘Innovation’ is an important word. It is heavily used, sometimes abused and often subject to diverse interpretations. But fundamentally it is a powerful driver in determining companies’...

Find out more about European funding for biobased products and materials in our webinar on 7th July

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to take part in a webinar on European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 from 12:00 to...
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The Biotechnology YES competition is open for applications until 29th May 2015.

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IB Network investing in Special Interest Groups

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