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Opportunities for IB & SynBio in the new Innovate UK funding competitions!

last modified Jul 04, 2016 01:29 PM
Innovate UK has recently published its new Delivery Plan, outlining the main ways in which it will invest around £561M in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year 2016 to 2017. Register to webinar - held on 20th May 2016 from 12:30 to 14:30 (BST)

Innovate UK has recently published its new Delivery Plan, outlining the main ways in which it will invest around £561M in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year 2016 to 2017, including:

  • two broad Health and Life Sciences competitions

  • two broad Manufacturing and Materials competitions

  • two ‘open’ funding competitions or applications from any sector

  • open knowledge transfer competitions through the year

  • an open ‘growth and scale’ competition in Q3

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group (SynBio SIG) are hosting a webinar on 20th May 2016 to highlight funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology in this new delivery plan.

Opportunities for IB & SynBio in the new Innovate UK Delivery Plan
Friday, 20th May 2016 from 12:30 to 14:30 (BST), by webinar

Chris Jones and Richard Hebdon, Lead Technologists for Biosciences at Innovate UK, will highlight the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology in the new Innovate UK competitions.

This webinar will cover opportunities over the 2016/2017 financial year, including the first competition, ‘Manufacturing and Materials’, which opened this week. 

KTN staff will summarise the support on offer to potential applicants to ensure that their applications are within scope for the new Innovate UK call structure, and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions.

Register today >>

Event at a glance

What: Opportunities for IB & SynBio in the New Innovate UK Delivery Plan

When: Friday, 20th May 2016 from 12:30 to 14:30 (BST)

Where: Webinar

Register today >>

Got a question?

KTN's IB and SynBio Teams are always happy to help you form new collaborations, identify suitable funding schemes and mentor your project proposals. You can contact us at biosciences@ktn-uk.org.

We hope this event may be of interest to you or members of your network - please feel free to pass on this invitation to colleagues.

(Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board - the UK's innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. "We know that taking a new idea to market is a challenge. We fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth").

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