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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.

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Microorganisms are the most abundant living things on earth and are found in every living environment, including the inside of the human body. The relationship between microorganisms, their host and the environment is the subject of intensive research as it holds the promise of providing vital solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges including chronic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and agricultural productivity.

The aims of the KTN Microbiome Innovation Network are to develop a proactive, self-sustaining microbiome community in the UK to raise the visibility of the UK’s world leading microbiome science and enable translation of this science to the benefit of the academic institutions, start-ups, SMEs, larger established companies that operate here and to society at large. The scope of this Innovation Network covers all microbiomes, especially those connected to human health & wellbeing, animal health & nutrition and agri-food.

We have also recently launched the Microbiome Strategic Roadmap, which reviews the landscape of microbiome science and innovation within the UK. With this strategic document, we hope to raise the visibility of the UK’s world leading microbiome science and enable translation of this science to benefit academic institutions, start-ups, SMEs and larger established companies.

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Our Microbiome Expert

Charles Vander Broek

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Funding Opportunities

Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund

New £20 million fund to grow UK life sciences manufacturing opens for applications

Opens: 07/04/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Tech For Our Planet

The Tech For Our Planet challenge programme is an exciting new opportunity for startups to pilot technology that will help us reach our net zero targets. The best startups will have the chance to showcase their solutions on the international stage at COP26.

Opens: 12/05/2021 Closes: 25/06/2021

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Recorded: 16th October

Microbiome Innovation Network: Current academic research and its impact

Are you a PhD student or an undergraduate interested in the field of microbiome? This event is for you!

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News

29.01.2021

KTN’s Microbiome Innovation Network launches the Microbiome Strategic Roadmap

The Microbiome Strategic Roadmap reviews the landscape of microbiome science and innovation within the UK.

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06.05.2021

Innovation trends and opportunities in the UK Food & Drink sector - Food Industry Innovation 2021

One of our flagship events, Food Industry Innovation is about getting businesses and researchers together to discuss trends in the sector, key areas for research and innovation and spark powerful connections. Watch the recordings and read about the outcomes.

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