Biorenewables Development Centre, Dunnington, Tuesday 6th Nov 2018, 9:30am–1:30pm
The Biorenewables Development Centre is hosting this important event on the environmental impact of digestates on farmland, an area which is being watched closely.
Digestate from anaerobic digestion (AD) is a valuable fertiliser for crops but can also represent a pollution hazard to both soil and the air. This free workshop will consider the issue from the viewpoint of both policy makers and farmers and showcase some new technologies that might provide a solution for farmers as well as new value streams for AD operators. The event is followed by an optional networking lunch. Further details and how to register.
This is an easily accessible database of multipurpose open access pilot and demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. See: www.biopilots4u.eu/content/pilots4u-asset-database
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: www.royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/apex-awards/ .
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: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/research-grants/ .
ERC Consolidator Grant
Worth a look whilst they are still available. See: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants . 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: www.epsrc.ac.uk/files/skills/david-clarke-fellowship/ .
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: http://www.rankprize.org/ .
The European Commission has published an independent mapping study of EU regional research and innovation plans and strategies for the bioeconomy.
Amongst other conclusions as a result of the study, it is suggested that:
- A common definition or classification for the bioeconomy be established.
- Better and more synergies between structural funds and Horizon 2020 are presented.
- Public awareness and acceptance of the bioeconomy should be raised.
The study is available here.
CBM Network is holding this two day event at Sheffield. The event will address the challenges facing the bioeconomy related to rapid scientific, technological and social change. It will bring together UK industrial biotechnology leaders and academics to discuss grand challenges and then hopes to forge new collaborations between delegates, who will go on to apply for funding to begin to solve these problems.
The agenda is here.
Registration for the event is here.
The above event explores the challenges facing the bioeconomy related to rapid scientific, technological and social change. It brings together UK industrial biotechnology leaders and academics to discuss grand challenges and then hopes to forge new collaborations between delegates, who will go on to apply for funding to begin to solve these problems. Further details and registration can be found here.
The NNFCC is seeking views on the facilities and services provided, or required, in science parks and similar clustering activities. If you are a product or service business looking to establish and grow in the bio-based economy sector, they would like to hear from you.
Your responses will help shape the future provision of such services.
There is a short online survey that should only take 15-20 minutes to complete.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNLMCTC
If you experience any problems with completing the survey please contact email@example.com