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.
EngBio applies engineering principles to biology and enables us to build and manufacture novel biological systems and products. Together with Industrial Biotechnology, the two sectors are the driving force behind achieving UK’s ambitious goal of doubling the BioEconomy by 2030. We are also working closely with the Engineering Biology Leadership Council and UKRI to ensure the UK is a world leader in Engineering Biology.
KTN work across the EngBio innovation pipeline, enabling the translation of engineering biology into commercial outputs. We highlight industry contacts, researchers and relevant stakeholders that can help you explore novel bio-based solutions.
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.
Sustainable bio-based materials and manufacture: CR&D
Opens: 07/03/2023 Closes: 03/05/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for collaborative research and development. This is to develop step-change improvements to sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK.
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).
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.
Forgotten Foods UK Research Expertise and Capabilities Database
Forgotten foods describe crops that haven’t attracted sufficient research, development, and commercial attention.