Various opportunities available for funding from LBNet.

LBNet Funding Opportunities:Free LBNet workshop (sandpit) leading to £50,000 PoC funds.

Registration deadline 8th September 2017 

Next LBNet sandpit workshop:  "UK BioChem 10". Top bio-based chemicals for the UK: Challenges and Opportunities
Apply to attend our free workshop (sandpit) to develop concepts and teams to take on our Grand Challenge in bio-based chemicals for the UK. Our aim is to bring together complimentary teams from academia and industry, and pump prime the best ideas for proof of concept studies generated at this event (up to £50,000) to initiate work in this area and prime it for opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge.
Dates: 18-19 October 2017
Location: York (venue tbc)
Registration deadline: 8th September 2017
Registration is now open! : Download and Complete the registration form and send it, together with a short CV, to
For more information visit our website:

Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV)

We offer vouchers (up to £10,000) to be used to encourage and support collaboration between academics and industrialists within the BBSRC NIBB framework. 
For more information visit Open call
Report:Sustainability of liquid biofuels (Royal Academy of Engineering)

Other Funding Opportunities:

Please find below details of a Newton Fund UK-India industrial waste challenge call that opened on the 19th June. 
Innovate UK and Research Councils, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), are investing up to £8 million in projects that use cutting-edge solutions to reduce industrial waste in India.
Projects should address reducing industrial waste and pollution, and improve value recovery from waste using biotechnology in one or more of these 5 sectors:
· leather/tanning/textiles
· municipal solid waste
· paper and pulp
· sewage
· sugar cane
The total project grant will not exceed £2 million per project for UK partners. Match funding will be made available for Indian project partners by the Government of India. Projects should last between 30 months and 3 years.

Important dates

Final date for UK registration: midday 11 October 2017
Submission of full application: midday 18 October 2017
Further details on the call can be found here: