The management and use of biofilms competition briefing
Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest in Feasibility Studies to support the management and use of biofilms. This funding will enable end users to engage effectively with universities, research organisations and providers of solutions to exploit the potential of biofilms and deliver novel solutions to biofilm challenges. In addition, we want to accelerate the transfer of knowledge of model systems to real world, in vivo and in situ challenges and opportunities.
The aim of this competition is to support:
- Novel applications of technology and the development of new solutions to specific opportunities and challenges.
- The development of tools, techniques and technology with broad, generic or cross-sector potential.
One of the outcomes of this competition will be to highlight novel, cross-sector challenges and opportunities for the application of biofilm science, and highlight gaps in our understanding of basic biofilm science. These results will inform the on-going development of planned further investment in a national programme on biofilms currently being developed by BBSRC and Innovate UK. The need for a national programme in the area was identified at a strategic workshop BBSRC and Innovate UK held in December 2014. At the workshop representatives from six industry sectors and a small group of academics identified a multitude of pre-competitive and commercial topics for consideration which have been used to inform the scope of this call.
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- 10:00 16:00
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- Digital Catapult
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Connected Digital Economy Catapult
101 Euston Road