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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

Catch the ChemBio SCENT

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals for novel technologies for screening, collecting and exploiting ChemBio materials.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 17/01/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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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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Team interview: CHEMUK2021 - what did we learn about the chemical and biotech sectors?

For the first time since March 2020, our Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Team ventured back into the world of live conferences, joining 350 exhibitors and 2,438 visitors at CHEMUK2021. For many of us at KTN, industry events used to be part of daily life; but after a few hundred webinars later, do we still find live conferences as valuable as they once were? Time to find out!

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Bakul Gupta, co-founder of ImmTune Therapies, shares her coaching experience

Navigating the waters of entrepreneurship can be challenging, especially on your own. This is why we offered women in the community the opportunity to work with our Coaches in Residence. Read how Bakul Gupta, Founder of ImmTune Therapies, benefited from this experience.

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