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.

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Current Engineering Biology funding opportunities

2022 CRACK IT Challenges - replacing, reducing and improving animal testing

Opens: 08/09/2022 Closes: 03/10/2022

Funding of £1.2M is available through the 2022 CRACK IT Challenges competition to solve two Challenges: “Animal-free tumourigenicity assessment of CAR-T and other genetically modified T cells” and “Development of an in silico model to predict thyroid receptor mediated human endocr

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Growing Kent and Medway: Collaborative Research and Development August 2022

Opens: 05/09/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business focused innovation in the horticultural food and drink supply chain. This funding is from Growing Kent & Medway, a UKRI funded project.

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 6

Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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