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Engineering Biology

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. Through our Engbio Landscape Map, we’ll highlight industry contacts, researchers and relevant stakeholders that can help you explore novel biobased solutions.

Our Engineering Biology Expert

Dana Heldt

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Funding Opportunities

Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late stage awards

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies, and processes.

Opens: 07/06/2021 Closes: 26/08/2021

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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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Recorded: 24th September

Bioeconomy Cluster Builder Webinar: Sustainable Materials for Packaging

Join us to hear about the opportunities for innovation and commercialisation of sustainable packaging materials, including information on upcoming funding from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge.

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10.03.2021

Plant Biostimulants and their potential role in sustainable agricultural production systems

At KTN, we connect ideas, people and communities to help drive net zero innovation. Plant
Biostimulants have the potential to play an important role in sustainable agricultural
production systems.

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12.05.2021

Insect protein, a promising solution to boost sustainable agriculture and food production

Sustainability and low environmental impact must be at the core of any new developments in the AgriFood sector. A promising solution involves using insects as an alternative protein source for animal feed, but also as food for human consumption.

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