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Learn about funding for a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre - Webinar on 9th December

BBSRC and Innovate UK have recently established the second phase of the UK Biofilms Programme . This will be an approximate £12.5M investment to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge...

£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...

CDE themed competition: synthetic biology for transparent materials

This Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) themed competition is looking for highly innovative, ambitious proposals using synthetic biology approaches to produce transparent materials for defence...

Watch the recording of the KTN webinar on upcoming funding opportunities for IB & SynBio

The recording and slides from the KTN webinar on upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology within the Innovate UK delivery plan are now...

£10K Business Interaction Vouchers from the Plants to Products (P2P) Network

The Plants to Products (P2P) Network has opened its 4th Business Interaction Voucher (BIV) call for up to 5 vouchers worth up to £10k. The call closes on 14th December at 16:00hrs. ...

Chair of KTN to be part of judging panel in the Bio-start competition

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund have announced that Dr David Lawrence, Non-executive Director at Syngenta, Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Board, and Chairman...

£11M cell and gene therapies industrial manufacture funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £11 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate large-scale manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy sector. They are seeking...

Did you miss the Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing? Recording of webcast available now

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK...

Funding opportunities for advanced therapy medicinal products

Blog from  Sarah Goulding and Mark Bustard, KTN Life Sciences: Greetings! As people come back from the ‘holidays’ KTN is checking in that you are exploring the Innovate UK funding...

€6M call for proposals to build scientific knowledge concerning the risks and uncertainties associated with modern biotechnology

New & Future Modern Biotechnology Techniques & Applications in Relation to Environmental Safety The Dutch government has launched a €6M call for proposals to build scientific...

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund announce new £200k competition for engineering biology

Today marks the launch of  Bio-start , an annual competition designed to bolster UK companies aiming to solve significant global problems through synthetic biology. Competition...

Recording and slides now available from opportunities for IB & SynBio webinar

Did you miss our recent webinar on opportunities for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology in the new Innovate UK Delivery Plan? Not to worry, because the recording and slides from...

Innovate UK publishes its Delivery Plan for 2016-2017

Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan for 2016-2017, outlining the main ways in which they will invest around £561 million in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year...

Opportunities for SynBio in H2020 'Biotech for better life' call

The Future and Emerging Technologies Programme has a H2020 call open for Research and Innovation Actions in area 2 - Biotech for better life , with funding for up to 30MEuro distributed over...

CMBNet announces new series of funding streams

The Crossing Biological Membranes Network (CMBNet), a BBSRC NIBB, has recently announced a new series of funding streams.  To qualify for any CBMNet funding your application m ust:...

Fellowships and grants for pure research in science & engineering and applied research in industry & industrial design

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards some 25 postgraduate  Fellowships and Scholarships  a year, for advanced study and research in science, engineering, the...

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Horizon 2020 Funding

KTN, in collaboration with Innovate UK, is supporting the 2016 Horizon 2020 work programme for:

  • SC2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture & forestry, marine, maritime & inland water research & the bioeconomy)
  • SC5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency & raw materials).

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Funding for science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

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