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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...

Apply for a Business Interaction Voucher from a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

BBSRC, with support from EPSRC, has funded 13 unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB). These multidisciplinary networks will drive new ideas to...

The Future of British Manufacturing Initiative

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) a nd the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are  supporting a new initiative called " The Future of British Manufacturing "...

Learn about opportunities in the French energy-from-waste sector

UKTI are hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20th April (2pm-3pm BST) to highlight export opportunities in the energy-from-waste sector in France as well as leading innovations in energy recovery...

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread mouldy, but researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17, 2016 have evidence...

The management and use of biofilms

Richard Hebdon (Innovate UK) and Lee Beniston (BBSRC) have recently published an interesting blog article about the management and use of biofilms.  The management of biofilms was the...

Producing green gas: pathways to profitable and sustainable anaerobic digestion

The  Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is launching a new On-Farm A naerobic Digestion (AD) training module in May. Find out more...

ERA-GAS Cofund call on monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture

ERA-GAS Cofund has launched a call for transnational research projects in Europe and New Zealand. The joint call is under the ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European...

EU funding opportunities for manufacturing for cell based products, Webinar, 18 March

KTN, Innovate UK and NCP are  hosting a webinar on the current funding opportunities that are avialble through the EU SME Instrument in support of manufacturing for cell based products,...

Cranfield University Launches World’s First MSc Circular Economy Course

The new part-time executive MSc course, Technology, Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy, has been developed in close collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's education...

First Scottish Formulation Network workshop, 21 March, Edinburgh

Chemical Sciences Scotland and Scottish Enterprise have launched an initial pilot for a business led Formulation Network in Scotland to enable businesses from across different industries to...

Survey of SME's High Performance Computing (HPC) requirements

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a powerful tool that can help Industry and SMEs to develop innovative solutions, reduce cost and decrease time to market for products and services. However...

New guide offers advice on how to reduce the risk of failure in new product development

The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) at the IfM (Institute for Maufacturing) has just published a new Practice Guide:  'Reducing the risk of failure in new product development:...

Are you worried about people stealing your ideas or data?

IP and Cyber Security – how to protect yourself 18 May 2016, University of Hertfordshire Are you worried about people stealing your ideas or data? Are you fully aware of all...

Biopolymers & Bioplastics from Waste, London, 10 May 2016

This free-of-charge meeting is aimed at academic and industry-based FoodWasteNet members with an interest in manufacture and applications of biopolymers and bioplastics from food waste. Invited...

Register now for the International Festival of Business 2016 - your global marketplace awaits you

KTN are proud to announce that we are delivery partners for the  International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) , which will take place in Liverpool from 13th June to 1st July...

Paving a clear path for the European bioeconomy with standards

What is the bioeconomy? The bioeconomy refers to all economic activity that starts with the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed,...
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