Funding available for SME’s: SuperBIO and BioBase4SME

SME? You still have a year to access the services of SuperBIO (H2020 funded) and BioBase4SME (Interreg funded). Services offered include market research, techno-economic assessment, feedstock analysis, business plan development, LCA, regulatory appraisal and process scale-up testing (both on chemical processes and IB processes, including high throughput strain engineering and process optimisation).

Through those two programs, SMEs in Europe can access services up to a value of:

  • € 100,000 (with a SME cofunding share in cash of max. 50% from the SME) via BioBase4SME
  • € 60,000 (with a SME cofunding share in cash of max. 25% from the SME) via SuperBIO

See:  and .

AD Network’s December 2017 Event and training roundup

There are a vast number of great events on offer over the next few months. The AD Network has our “Valorisation of Animal By-Products” event for both researchers and industry who are interested in ways of creating value from such products. The event is at Longleat Forest, Warminster, Wiltshire on 7 Mar 18 and will be followed by an optional visit to Malaby Biogas where they put animal by-products through anaerobic digestion. Register here.


EMBL COURSE: Microbial Communities: Modelling Meets Experiment,  Heidelberg, Germany 3 – 7th December 2018. See: .

Free on-line courses are gaining in popularity and a great way to get a taster of a related field. Why not check out Futurelearn? Courses include Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life; Energy, the Environment and Our Future; Elements of Renewable Energy; Climate Change: The Science…See:

Funding Roundup – December 2017

APEX Awards

The APEX award scheme offers established independent researchers, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society. See: .

Deadline: 14th December 2017.

Royal Society Research Grants

This scheme provides seed-corn funding for early-career scientists for research within the Society’s remit in the life and physical sciences. Grants are worth up to £20,000 each over one year. Closing Date: 19th December 2017. See: .


ERC Consolidator Grant

Worth a look whilst they are still available. See: . Deadline: 15th February 2018.


David Clarke Fellowship

The David Clarke Fellowship is co-funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). At least one fellowship will

be awarded per year. The research focus of the fellowships must be interdisciplinary across the Energy theme See: .

Don’t forget about the AD Network’s Business Interaction Vouchers (closes: 31 Dec 17) and our final Proof of Concept (closes: 15 Jan 18). More information on our website.


The Rank Prize

Are you working in crop science? The Rank Prize offers opportunities for support like their Travel awards £7,500 (Deadline: 29th January 2018) and Vacation Scholarships £2,500 (Deadline: 14th February 2018). See: .

ADBA Best Practice Scheme

ADBA have open access to their Best Practice Scheme (BPS). These checklists on Risk Management, Procurement and Operational Performance encourage operators to ask the right questions as part of their procurement processes. See: For more information on this, as well as a great line-up of industry speakers, register to attend the ADBA National Conference.