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BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB)
Fostering cross disciplinary communities
Not yet awarded.
No. of projects funded
Not yet awarded.
To support a number of cross-disciplinary, community-building networks as part of its two-component strategy in supporting Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE).
- To support a number of networks in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy and through them, facilitate the development of internationally competitive cross-disciplinary communities capable of undertaking innovative research and attracting further investment from UK and international sources
- To provide the resources to support proof of concept funding for a range of research projects identified by the networks, ultimately leading to more competitive, collaborative, cross-disciplinary and integrative research proposals to BBSRC and elsewhere
- To encourage the interaction between the academic research base and technology-deploying, associated value-chain and end-user businesses, promoting the translation of research particularly involving genomic, systems and synthetic biology
- To enable the supported networks to provide the leadership to develop, in collaboration with business, challenges to be addressed by the IB Catalyst fund
The 2014 IB Catalyst call
In 2014 the Networks will be followed by the launch of a BBSRC/TSB IB Catalyst that will provide funds to support major integrated research projects involving collaborations between the academic and business communities. The IB Catalyst is modelled on the MRC/TSB Biomedical Catalyst and will encourage major challenge-led research projects derived from the networking activities: the initial call will allocate funds up to a value of £25M. Only members of the networks will be eligible to apply for funding from the IB Catalyst.
|Registration deadline to attend town-meeting||8 or 14 February 2013|
|Town meetings||15 (York) and 21 (London) February 2013|
|Outline application deadline||16 April 2013|
|Assessment of outline applications||22 May 2013|
|Meeting with PIs (in London)||12 June 2013|
|Call launch for full applications deadline||31 May 2013|
|Full application deadline||16 July 2013|
|Assessment of full applications||Mid October 2013 TBA|
|Research grants awarded and projects start||November 2013 to start in early 2014|
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