IBioIC and High Value Biorenewables invite applications to their joint targeted Proof of Concept call.

Targeted call:

  • High value biorenewable products or processes for industry – projects require industrial support. IBioIC will provide support to industry-driven projects involving one of IBioIC’s academic partners. HVB will support all other short-listed applications.

The High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB) is one of six Phase II BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) funded for five years from January 2019.
HVB aims to:

  • Promote discovery, development and application of bio-based chemicals, tools and platform technologies
  • Facilitate partnership and knowledge transfer between UK academia and industry
  • Provide inspirational leadership to the industrial biotechnology community in the UK and internationally

For this call, HVB have partnered with IBioIC. IBioIC is part of the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Centre Programme and connects industry with academic expertise and government to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation, to bring new biotechnology processes and products to the global market. It does this by offering scale-up facilities, talent development, funding provision, networking opportunities and promotion of Scotland's unique assets.

All projects that apply to this call will be considered under HVB’s funding guidelines. Any projects that additionally meet IBioIC’s funding guidelines and indicating a wish to be considered for funding by IBioIC, will also be considered by IBiolC for funding.

How to Apply:

Download the Proof of Concept application form here:

Deadline for applications: 10:00 on Monday, 14 September 2020