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ERA-Net Industrial Biotechnology
In collaboration with ERA-NET EuroTransBio (ETB)
Full application deadline (invite only): 28 June 2013
This is the fourth call within ERA-Net Industrial Biotechnology (ERA-IB) for multilateral research projects addressing "Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach".
BBSRC has allocated up to £4M to support this call.
Proposal should cover one or more of the following topics:
- Improved enzyme systems for new and more efficient bioprocesses
- Metabolic engineering of microorganisms, including the use of synthetic and systems biology approaches
- Novel down-stream processes e.g. reduced costs
- 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 cell cultures and animal cell cultures
With this joint call, ERA-IB and ETB want to foster the integration of different steps of the whole value chain.
If relevant, proposals might consider process design and development, potential for scale-up, analytical technologies for improved understanding of bio-processes, combining biosciences and engineering, cross-disciplinary technologies (e.g. bio-informatics, nanotechnology), proof of concept, characterisation of end products.
Joint projects must have between 3-8 participants from a minimum of 3 different ERA-IB-2 and/or ETB partner countries. Participation of an industrial partner in the consortium is mandatory.
Applications should fit to the specific remit of the national funding organisations.
How to apply
The outline application has closed. The full application call is by invitation only. For more information and to apply visit the ERA-IB website (see external links).
Funding will be awarded on the basis of full economic cost as described in our grants guide (see related links).
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