A BBSRC-funded network that promotes collaborations between industry and academia.
This Durham, Kent and Manchester Universities-led network is one of six phase II BBSRC NIBB, announced in November 2018 and has the following objectives:
“This Network will bring together communities working on metals in biology to accelerate research relevant to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy. Almost a half of the reactions of life are catalysed by metals. This means that many bio-industries depend on the catalytic activities of metals in proteins. Academic network members will work with members from biomanufacturing and bioenergy sectors to enhance the activities of metalloenzymes to generate new products and to increase the profitability and sustainability of existing products. About half of wastes are contaminated with metals. Company network members will work with academia to valorise metal-contaminated wastes, bio-remediating and bio-recovering metals in valuable forms – an important contribution to a sustainable circular economy.”
OPEN FUNDING CALLS
- Business Interaction Vouchers (call 4) (up to £10k)
- Early Career Researcher conference travel fund (call 2) (up to £1.5k)
- Early Career Researcher Fellowship Planning Visit Fund (up to £2k)
- Collaboration-Building Workshop Fund (up to £5k)
- Covid-19 funding call – no closing date. We will fast track support (via BIV and PoC funding) for industrial biotechnology related to Covid-19 that is within our scope, for example using biometal nanoparticles in diagnostics. Sustainable processes to support future preparedness would also be in scope. Contact us ASAP at email@example.com to express interest. More details here.
11 March 2021 (12.00 GMT) Bridging the gap between concept and commercialisation Bob Holt, Centre for Process Innovation
16 March 2021 (18.30 GMT) UK to get the world’s first commercial precious metal bio-refinery from e-waste Ollie Crush and Andy Hanratty, Mint Innovation
For more details on these and other events, including how to register please click here.
Membership is open and free throughout the duration of the network. You can join the Network by completing a membership form here.
You can download a publicity leaflet here.