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THYME Project Proof of Concept Scheme – Successful Projects Announced

The THYME project brings together researchers from the Universities of Hull, York and Teesside to address regional bioeconomy challenges. THYME have just announced the first projects to be awarded proof-of-concept funding with a total of £350,000 awarded to seven projects. A second round is expected later this year and THYME expects to run a three-year programme of Proof of Concept projects.

More details on the awards and how to apply can be found here

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Progress towards Horizon Europe

In March 2019, a partial political agreement was reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission on Horizon Europe, the EU’s future research and innovation programme. Horizon Europe aims to build on the successes of Horizon 2020 by continuing to focus on scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC). Horizon Europe will also incorporate new features, such as the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is currently running as a pilot scheme. Read more

ERA CoBioTech Strategic Agenda – a vision for biotechnology in Europe

In 2016, the ERA-NET Cofund on Biotechnologies (ERA CoBioTech) combined and built on three individual European Area Research network (ERA-NET) programmes in synthetic biology, systems biology and industrial biotechnology. The ERA CoBioTech partners and the biotechnology community have now developed a strategic agenda in order to influence and strengthen biotechnology research and technology development across Europe. Read more

Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub at the University of Manchester

In February 2019, EPSRC announced a £30 million investment in three new Manufacturing Research Hubs, including the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH). The FBRH will be led by Professor Nigel Scrutton and based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), with ‘spokes’ at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, the UK Catalysis Hub, IBioIC and CPI. Read more

Seventy five Centres for Doctoral Training announced

On 4 February, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) revealed the successful university proposals for Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The CDTs will be funded through EPSRC, which has allocated £444 million, with a further £2.2 million from The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Industry partners are contributing a further £386 million in cash or in-kind. Read more

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