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Jobs: 3 bioeconomy posts at Northumbria University

Full time - Fixed term (3 years) The Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University has internationally recognised expertise in genomics, metabolomics and proteomic research. The...

ClimateLaunchpad: Turn your green idea into a fast growing company

Do you have an idea for innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change? The ...

Literature review on biofuels from algae: technology options, energy balance & GHG emissions

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a literature review on " Biofuels from algae: technology options, energy balance and GHG emissions." Click here to...

Using algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production

Wageningen UR scientists in Mexico are investigating the use of algae to improve the sustainability credentials of food production - specifically by using the algae to extract nutrients...

Making plastics from seaweeds

An article on the Wageningen UR website highlights the potential for making plastics from seaweeds (rather than petroleum, maize or sugar beet) in the context of the circular economy.  ...

New Recyclable & Bio-based Foam

A team of students from the Center for Sustainable Polymers, Minnesota University, is the grand prize winner in the $10,000 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA). The...

Waste-based bioeconomy: From Newspapers to Bioethanol.

Mexican students of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) Coyoacan Campus, in Mexico City created bioethanol using newspaper. To obtain this bioethanol, the process is via the acid...

Bio-based Isoprene Production through Cyanobacteria cellular chemical factory.

The development of sustainable chemical feedstock production is important for reduction of CO 2  emissions and replacement of fossil fuels as raw material. Harvesting solar energy via...

Discovery of the enzyme capable of mass produce biofuels.

Microalgae are a promising next-generation source of feedstocks for biofuel production with the potential to serve as a practical alternative to petroleum-based transportation fuels. Depending...

Equip yourself with the skills & knowledge to be part of the new bio-economy

Aberystwyth University is offering online training for biotech industries, with the next set of modules starting in May 2016. "The time is ripe to develop low carbon alternatives to...

How businesses can use design in early stage innovation

The benefits of using design in early stage innovation are well articulated and appreciated by  Innovate UK . The  latest KTN guide  puts it into practice and sets out how...

BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation...

H2020 brokerage event: Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation, 22 June, Liverpool

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is working with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK to organise a brokerage, matchmaking and information event , on 22 June 2016 in...

Algal Innovation Centre to officially open on 9th May

The Official Opening of the  Algal Innovation Centre  (AIC) at Cambridge University will take place on 9th May 2016. The afternoon will begin with an open viewing of the AIC,...

FinanceCamp North East - Helping regional businesses to secure investment

Businesses need investment. Investors need businesses. FinanceCamp brings everyone together to make exciting things happen.    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is proud to...

CBMNet launches Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy Skills Development Programme

The UK is globally renowned for its excellence in life sciences, chemistry and engineering technical capabilities, and both industry and academia benefit from the capability of graduates from UK...

Hello Tomorrow Challenge - €100K equity free funding for early-stage startups and projects

The 2016 Hello Tomorrow Challenge  offers a €100K top prize in equity free funding in a global competition for early-stage startups and projects. It is also offering category prizes of...

Do you want find out how to get "investment ready"? Workshop on 26th April, Edinburgh

Quantiply , the investment-readiness and access to finance platform, invite you to their 'Getting Investment Ready' workshop at 2pm on 26th April in Edinburgh at Informatics Forum. The...

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...

New funding from IBioIC: Process Scale-up Demonstrator & Synthetic Biology Accelerator

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has launched two new funding calls to promote the use of their new open access facilities, and to promote the rich academic talent...
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UK benefits from EC-funded genetics and genomics research.

A press release on the completion of SABRE (Cutting-Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal...

Updates on UKTI officers event 7th of March

As per previous post - a number of UKTI officers (around 15) are visiting London and...

New Sector Reports on Opportunities in Chinese Regional Cities

The China-Britain Business Council has produced three new sector reports for UKTI London...

Look at the latest international KTN proposals that have won funding

The autumn call for proposals closed back in December and after some deliberations 6...

UKTI/KTN workshop 25th of November

This is now shaping up nicely, which good responses from UKTI sector teams and KTNs....

KTN international proposals September 2010 call update

Just to let everybody know we have received 10 proposals, the panel will meet to decide on...

KTN International Fund contributes to a neglected area of the "systemic risk" debate

If you are a regular reader of the FT or The Economist , or even if you just watch the...

Opportunity to contribute to EIT strategy

See below - opportunity for KTNs and communities to influence the direction of this institute:...

Opportunity to contribute to EIT strategy

See below - opportunity for KTNs and communities to influence the direction of this institute:...

September 2010 call now open

Dear all,   the September call has now opened, I am looking...