Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach

Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach

29 Feb 2012

ERA-IB,  a network of organisations from 15 countries with the vision to reduce the fragmentation of national research in the area of industrial biotechnology, is seeking proposals for innovative industrially-relevant research and development and applied research projects, and is offering grant funding of up to €300,000 per UK company, per project.

Funding is available for projects covering one or more of the following topics:

·         Improved enzyme systems for new and more efficient bioprocesses;

·         Improvement of microorganisms by metabolic engineering and synthetic and systems biology approaches;

·         Innovative down-stream processing;

·         Innovative fermentation and bio-catalytic processes, e.g. for platform chemicals, including  bio-monomers, oligomers and polymers;

·         Biological processing (including separation and conversion) of biomass, including from side streams, and other renewable carbon sources into value added products;

·         New valuable products by plant and animal cell cultures.

 The competition opens on 1 March 2012.  Pre-proposals must be submitted by 30 April 2012 and full proposals by 31 July 2012.  Projects, which are expected to start in early 2013, must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 participants from a minimum of 3 ERA-IB partner countries.

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Last updated on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at 15:43

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