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BBSRC attends UK Industrial Biotechnology showcase

BBSRC attends UK Industrial Biotechnology showcase - 20 February 2013. IB Leadership Forum

BBSRC recently took part in a showcase about the success and future of Industrial Biotechnology (IB) in the UK.

Held in central London on January 22 and 23, and hosted by the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF), the Leading IB: A UK Showcase Presentation event provided a showcase of UK IB and bio-based products, networking and presentations.

The event was considered a huge success with excellent presentations and exhibitors along with plenty of networking.

BBSRC's Director of Innovation and Skills, Dr Celia Caulcott, was among the speakers and gave a presentation about Industrial Biotechnology at BBSRC.

During the event, David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, announced £35M of BBSRC funding to boost research in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

The funding will create networks and collaborative research between academia and industry, offering a channel for sustainable economic growth for the UK and new 'green collar' jobs.

Shortly afterwards and additional £5M in funding from the Technology Strategy Board was announced which will fund the creation of a IB Catalyst in 2014.

To find out more about the plans for the BBSRC IB funding visit £35M to support research for vital industrial sector  and Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst to launch in 2014 .

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Matthew Davidson (University of Bath) presents during the Science and Innovation session, chaired by Celia Caulcott

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Leading IB: A UK Showcase, exhibition in the Assembly Hall, Church House, Westminster

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Joe Ross (Biorenewables Development Centre, York) and David Willetts

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Colin Tattam (Chemistry Innovation), David Willetts and Ian Shott (Chair of the IBLF)

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Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts


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