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.
Innovate UK KTN works 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.
SBRI: Vaccine development for potential epidemic diseases stage 1
Opens: 31/05/2023 Closes: 12/07/2023
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m to develop vaccine candidates, technologies and platforms, up to and including phase 1 clinical trials.
Engineering Biology Collaborative R&D Round 2
Opens: 30/05/2023 Closes: 26/07/2023
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6.7m to develop Engineering Biology technologies, processes, products, services, or solutions to societal challenges.
Advancing precision medicine: Round 2
Opens: 15/05/2023 Closes: 28/06/2023
Up to £20m to develop digital and data-enabled tools and multi-modal approaches for oncology, musculoskeletal/cardiovascular and chronic conditions.
Pilot accelerators launched to support the development of early-stage health and life science innovation in the UK
We are pleased to announce our pilot accelerators, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council (MRC), which will allow spinouts, start-ups, and entrepreneurial minded academics to test their ideas and develop concepts with support from key stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem.
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.