The Biotechnology team at KTN focuses on Industrial Biotechnology (IB), Engineering Biology (EB, commonly referred to as Synthetic Biology) and Microbiomes.
Our current focus in this area
Engineering Biology (EngBio) provides us with the opportunity to step away from traditional methods and provide innovative solutions for challenges brought by climate change and the associated impact areas, like food availability and the need for sustainable feedstocks.
Similar to Engineering Biology, Industrial Biotech impacts numerous sectors including Chemistry, Materials, Healthcare and AgriFood. It also has a significant role in the development of a Circular Economy by using waste as a feedstock for biobased products.
The Microbiome Innovation Network (formerly SIG) aims to accelerate the commercialisation of microbiome-based products and services in the UK and create a vibrant community by connecting industry and academia.
Engineering Biology Collaborative Research and Development Round 1
Opens: 30/01/2023 Closes: 29/03/2023
Apply for a share of up to £7m to develop Engineering Biology technologies, processes, products and services, or apply Engineering Biology to societal challenges.
Novel, low-emission food production systems: feasibility studies and industrial research
Opens: 18/01/2023 Closes: 19/04/2023
Apply for a share of up to £16m to deliver resource efficient, low-emission food production systems, including alternative proteins and Total Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA).
GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 5: African Aquaculture Genetics
Opens: 25/01/2023 Closes: 07/03/2023
Successful UK-registered organisations will receive a grant of up to £30,000 to support new UK- Africa collaborations on aquaculture genetics. Application deadline: 7th March 2023 at 11am GMT.
Related Events and Recordings
BBSRC – STFC Facility Access Funding for Bioscience Partnerships: Briefing Event
10.00 - 14.45 | Online
Industrial Applications of Biomass: The Biorefinery Concept – creating high value product streams from biomass
10.00 - 12.00 | Online
Bacteriophages as Alternative Antimicrobials
10.00 - 12.00 | Online
Innovate UK KTN Launches Phage Innovation Network
Innovate UK KTN’s Phage Innovation Network will be instrumental in driving innovation in the regulation and development of PBTs for applications across multiple sectors.
KTP Awards 2022 - And the Winners are…
Thank you to all who joined us both online and in Liverpool for a dazzling ceremony at St. George’s Hall. Joined by our fantastic host, Suzannah Lipscomb, we witnessed the inspiring work from KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) projects and departments across the UK.