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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

CRACK IT Challenge: SAFE: Innovative Safety Assessment of Fish adverse Effects

This Challenge aims to develop a suite of innovative, scalable bioassays for key adverse outcome pathways to replace in vivo fish studies in chemical safety screening and regulatory environmental risk assessment.

Opens: 01/09/2021 Closes: 28/10/2021

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Biomedical Catalyst 2021 Round 2: Feasibility & Primer Awards

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

Opens: 18/10/2021 Closes: 01/12/2021

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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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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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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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