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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
The projects funded are: Read more
Twenty-four shortlisted projects from the first stage of UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund have been awarded up to £50,000 funding to allow the development of full-stage bids. Four to eight of the strongest teams will receive between £10m and £50m each. Read more
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
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
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
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
The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a subsidiary of the University of York, has been awarded £1.5m by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This fund will support Yorkshire businesses that deliver products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources.
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Untertaking (BBI JU) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). BBI JU operates under Horizon 2020 and its scientific priorities are driven by the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA), published in March 2013 and updated in July 2017. Read more
BBSRC is now inviting applications for the annual awards that celebrate the best innovations arising from biological science research.
Each year the BBSRC Innovator of the Year awards recognise and reward individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research. Read more