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.
Current Engineering Biology funding opportunities
Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022
Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4
Opens: 09/06/2022 Closes: 13/07/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Life in Earth: Soil microbes are key to achieving net zero
The KTN Microbiome team, Eagle Genomics and CABI take a deep dive into the role of soil microbes when it comes to net zero.
Queen's Speech 2022: The Innovation Agenda
As the Government sets out its priorities for the 2022/2023 Parliamentary session, we explore what it means for the UK’s innovation ecosystem.