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£12.5M Biofilms Programme to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC) open for Expressions of Interest

BBSRC and Innovate UK have launched the second phase of the UK Biofilms Programme to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC). An investment of approximately £12.5M will be provided to establish the IKC alongside an in-kind contribution of up to £1M worth of access, over five years to the High Performance Computing facilities within the Hartree Centre at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory.

The UK Biofilms Programme will support businesses and academia in the exploitation and advancement of biofilm science and technology. The initial areas the programme is likely to focus on are as follows:
  • Development of biofilm management technologies
  • Understanding biofilms through rapid, functional characterisation

Expressions of interest application deadline: 8 February 2017, 4pm

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