Funding opportunity: Projects that will add value to fish processing by-products and mortalities in Scotland.

Zero Waste Scotland is working in partnership with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to maximise exposure and encourage collaboration between business & academia to deliver high value solutions for Scotland’s waste and by-products.   Zero Waste Scotland are supporting transformative projects that will enable Scotland’s circular economy and support the Scottish Government’s Circular Economy strategy - Making Things Last. IBioIC is delivering Scotland’s National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology ensuring that the bioeconomy plays a leading role in delivering net-zero emissions by 2045.

Zero Waste Scotland is looking to support innovative projects that can deliver carbon savings, leverage investment and deliver jobs to transform the way we view and use our resources.  

Funding of up to £1 million pounds is available for successful projects which offer a high-value solution for fish mortalities and the waste and by-products arising from processing.   

We invite proposals from:

Projects led by Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that will provide solutions for fish mortality and fish processing by-product materials in Scotland.

Funding may be awarded to projects led by SMEs and supported by Scotland’s academic talent; or to SMEs alone to progress innovative projects themselves.

How to Apply:

Download the OPP application form here:

OPPs should be submitted by 24th April 2020

For general enquiries on the funding opportunity and process, please  contact Tony Edwards at Zero Waste Scotland
For support with your application writing, please contact Andrew Bonnar at IBioIC (email:, tel: 0141 548 5830)

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