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 team works closely with the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF), and have supported the development of the ‘National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030’ document.
Innovate UK KTN will share our deep knowledge of the industry, and support you develop new Industrial Biotechnology technologies, as well as replacing existing routes with biological ones.
Read our latest article exploring the role Industrial Biotechnology and Engineering Biology can play in helping us move towards producing our chemicals and materials from alternative, sustainable feedstocks.
Launchpad: agri-tech and food tech in Eastern England
Opens: 23/10/2023 Closes: 06/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for business led projects in the agri-tech and food technology cluster in Eastern England.
Launchpad: bio-based manufacturing in Scotland
Opens: 30/10/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for business led projects in the bio-based manufacturing innovation cluster in Scotland.
Open Innovation challenge: Valorisation of Expired Paints
Opens: 29/11/2023 Closes: 26/01/2024
Berger Paints Nigeria seek innovations to convert aged paints, and paint fractions and components, into usable paints and other beneficial products.
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