Exploiting Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity Research for Biotechnology
QED CONSULTING: UK BIO-ENTREPRENEUR SCHOOL-Tuesday 10th-Thursday 12th March 2009
Bio/medical scientists and Biotechnology developers who would like to develop an entrepreneurial career or whose science, product or service may show commercial potential are being invited to apply for 30 fully-funded places on the 2009 Bio-Entrepreneur School hosted by BioCity Nottingham.
We are also offering paid places for people who are already employed as researchers or managers in well-established businesses to help develop their entrepreneurial careers and prepare for innovation and growth.
The School, which is now in its third year, takes place from 10 to 12 March 2009 and is delivered by QED Consulting. Funding is provided by the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) through the Greater Nottingham Partnership, with sponsors including patent experts Adamson Jones, accountants PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Nottingham City Council, UKTI, Nelsons, La Playa, and Connect Midlands.
Anyone interested in applying should visit www.bioentrepreneur.co.uk and submit their details as soon as possible. The first selection of delegates will take place in December 2008. The deadline for applications is 12th February 2009.
NC3Rs and BBSRC have launched a new funding priority area for 2007 to encourage research into tissue engineering solutions for the replacement of animal experiments. In particular, collaborative work developing and characterising tissue models with respect to the practical and scientific needs of researchers currently working with animal models (or researching into non-animal alternatives) is encouraged.
Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk/tissueengineeringpriority or www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/areas/crosscommittee/tissue_eng_replacement.html including contact details for discussing your research ideas. Researchers who wish to develop ideas in this area are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (max 2 pages) identifying -
PREVIOUS FUNDING CALLS
In April 2006 the Government is launching the Technology Programme for the areas of 'Exploitation of Bioscience for Industry' and 'Emerging Energy Technologies : Low Carbon' which includes biorefineries. Please see attached press release for more information.
NERC has announcee the third Knowledge Transfer Call and the closing date for applications is
Two schemes currently make up the call:
The purpose of the knowledge transfer call is to maximise the transfer of public funded environmental
This call covers the processes that enable knowledge, expertise and skilled people to transfer between the science base and its user community (public and private sector organisations)
This Programme is overseen by the Tools and Resources Strategy Panel and aims to support the development and deployment of the tools, technologies and resources essential to sustaining the vibrancy of the UK biological research.
Applications are invited to two new funding streams within the Programme:
Tools & Resources Development Fund
Technology Development Research Initiative
The TDRI will have two calls for proposals (Autumn 2005 and August 2006) and each call will set out a series of research priorities. The first closing date for this call is 18 January 2006. For the first call a budget of around £10M (£7M from BBSRC and at least £3M from EPSRC) is available, subject to the quality of proposals received. For full details of the initiatve and contact details for queries see: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/initiatives/tdri.html
Further relevant funding schemes will appear shortly!
Last updated January 2009