Landmark alliance launched to support the growth of the UK bioeconomy
Glasgow, 19 October 2016. Five established R&D centres across the UK have today announced a new alliance, BioPilotsUK. This alliance will seek to position Britain as a global leader in biorefining technology development and bio-based product manufacture – two key elements of the bioeconomy.
The founding centres are BEACON (Wales), the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC - York), the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI - Redcar), IBioIC (Scotland) and The Biorefinery Centre (Norwich)..... more
Funding available for businesses and organisations working in the bioeconomy in Scotland
Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, today announced a £1.5 million funding opportunity for businesses and research institutions working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland.
The funding opportunity, highlighted during Mr Wheelhouse’s address to delegates at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy Conference 2016 in Glasgow, has been created by Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). It includes funding from the European Regional Development Fund to support innovative work that will help deliver circular economy growth. .... more
£3 million investment set to accelerate global healthcare, materials and skincare markets
Scotland is set to create waves among the global biotechnology arena as its Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) announces over £3 million of investment across six game changing synthetic biology projects including greener skincare products, more sustainable plastics and improvements to personalised medicine therapies..... more
Applications are now open for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017
Nominations are now sought for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 which recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships. The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards aim to promote and celebrate Knowledge Exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner to stimulate innovation and further positioning Scotland as a CAN DO nation..... more