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NNFCC partners in new €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

SuperBIO  is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The €3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the...

EU to invest € 51.6 million more in innovative SMEs via SME Instrument

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 has recently been updated and the good news is that the SME Instrument budget has been increased to €437.5 million to be invested in innovation small...

SYSMIC - maths and computing techniques for biological research

SYSMIC is an online course in  interdisciplinary skills for  biologists - m aths and computing  techniques for  biological research. Learn to model...

Learn about British Council - CONACyT calls within the Newton Fund in Mexico

The British Council recently opened two calls in Mexico under the Newton Fund along with their Mexican partners CONACyT. The British Council's lead for the Newton Fund in Mexico, Liliana...

Green Alley Awards 2016: Business competition for circular economy start-ups and eco-entrepreneurs

The Green Alley Award is Europe's only award for entrepreneurs and start-ups working in the circular  economy. Green entrepreneurs with ideas for a sustainable economy and new...

KTN report on innovation opportunities from industrial waste

In January 2016 KTN held a scoping workshop on “Innovation Opportunities from Industrial Waste”. Following the workshop and further discussions with key stakeholders, KTN has produced a ...

Bioenergy integrated in the bio-based economy crucial to meet climate targets

The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam has provided a unique overview of the state of play of the sector and a much clearer view than before of the role biomass can...

Proof of Concept funding from the High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) Network

The High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) Network is a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenery (NIBB). It aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to major...

Register now for IBTI-NIBB Bioresources Value Chains Event, 30 June-1 July, Manchester

The BBSRC Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology club ( IBTI ) and Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), including ADNet , FoodWasteNet , ...

Chance finding could transform plant production and increase carbon capture on farmland

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic...

Learn how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical...

Opportunity to join the Biochemical Society's Training Theme Panel

The Biochemical Society are currently recruiting for members to join their new Training Theme Panel and are particularly keen to encourage applications from those working in industry. The...

Scientists decode genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill

Microbiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and their colleagues have cracked the genetic code of how bacteria broke down oil to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The...

Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products

The MediWales Natural Compounds Special Interest Group Launch Event  ' Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products '  was held on the 27th April in Cardiff, ...

Invitation to submit an abstract to the Plant Based Summit 2017

The call for absracts for the Plant Based Summit 2017 , taking place in Lille, France on 25-26 April 2017, in now open, with a deadline of 1st June 2016. The focus of the PBS 2017...

Have you used physics to create a successful innovation?

T he Institute of Physics (IOP) Innovation Awards are the only awards recognising companies in the UK and Ireland that have built success on the innovative application of...

Mapping a path to improved cassava production for food and biofuels

For nearly a billion people around the world, cassava is a staple crop and a primary source of calories. The plant is easy to cultivate – cuttings grow well on marginal land—and it is very...

Eco-friendly packaging concept made from seaweed winner of Lexus Design Award 2016

Agar Plasticity is the name of a prototype packaging made of seaweed instead of plastic.  This new concept has the potential of using Agar for packaging & more. The winning project...

New regulation to boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers

The European Commission is proposing a Regulation to ease the access to organic and waste-based fertilisers within the EU Single Market, with the aim of creating new market opportunities and...

EC publishes 15 recommendations to increase uptake of bio-based products in public procurement

The Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products has published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public...
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