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Today marks the launch of an assessment of evidence on the contribution of, and growth opportunities in, the bioeconomy in the United Kingdom. The bioeconomy includes all economic activity derived from bio-based products and processes such as the production of crops or the manufacture of the latest bio-based medical therapies.

Research Councils UK has published a statement on international collaboration following the EU referendum. The statement can be found here:

Initial appointments have been made to a new Strategic Advisory Group to support the development of the Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The main tasks for the Strategic Advisory Group will be to help develop a common strategic approach between the Research Councils, helping the Councils to work together to inform the strategic research priorities that optimise the use of the fund and ensure that it addresses the problems faced by developing countries.