BrisSynBio Connect 12th April 2018 – Tickets Now Available!

BrisSynBio Connect finalises the 4-Day MBA programme. This free event is a fantastic opportunity to view synthetic biology entrepreneurs’ pitch their business ideas to a Dragon’s Den panel and live public audience for a share of up to £10,000 worth of prizes. You will have the opportunity to see some fantastic innovative ideas from great scientists and entrepreneurs.

There will be attendees from industry, academia and new start-up/spin-out companies, providing a fantastic opportunity to network and learn about cutting edge synthetic biology products and applications from leading UK industrialists.

Please click on to register for the event.

If you would like any further information, please contact Jenna Helleur at

AD Network Training Roundup – Oct 17

Odour management: An introduction to odour regulation, assessment and control. 6th December 2017, Aqua Enviro Event Suite, Wakefield

Phosphorus Removal and Tertiary Treatment Processes. 7th December 2017, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield

Design of Activated Sludge Systems. 20th February 2018, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield

Operation & Control of Activated Sludge Plants. 21st February 2018, Aqua Enviro Event Suite, Wakefield

Microscopic Examination for the Operation & Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants. 22nd February 2018, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield

Digester operation and making the most of the digestate. 24/25th April 2018 Wakefield

Advanced Training Partnerships, January 2018.

  • Online Training for Biotech Industries via Industrial Biotechnology Distance Learning.

Next modules start January 2018. See: .

~Biorenewable Feedstocks

~Biorefining Technologies

~Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment

~Drivers of the Bio-economy

~Waste Stream Valorisation

~Genetics and Genomics

~Biobased Product Development

~Climate Change

  • On- Farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD), May 2018

This 12 week module will explore the role of anaerobic digestion (AD) as an important technology to improve the sustainability of the food production system. See: .

  • The Biovale Special Interest Group are running a learning event  “Focus on Feedstock” on 1 Nov 17 in York


Training Roundup – Looking for Anaerobic Digestion or Industrial Biotechnology Training?

PhD summer course: Host-microbe symbioses: from functional to ecological perspectives, Oeiras, Portugal, 9-21st July 2017. At only 300 Euros, this 2-week summer training course will fill up fast. Deadline for applications is 20th March. See: .

HVCfP: “Utilising genetic resources in R&D” training event, York, 13th July 2017. Did you know there that the use of some genetic resources in R&D is now covered by EU Regulations and UK law? The ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity’ is an international agreement designed to provide a legal framework to ensure that  benefits arising from the use of genetic resources are shared fairly. It establishes a legal framework governing access to genetic resources and the traditional knowledge associated with them. This free training event is open to all NIBB members. See: .

Innovation Biocamp York, UK – 23-28th July 2017. The University of York and BioVale are organising an “innovation biocamp”, a one-week business skills training event for start-ups and new companies in the bioeconomy. The training event is aimed at technology-oriented start-ups and SMEs who are based in North West Europe and work in the bioeconomy (biomass treatment and valorisation, industrial biotechnology, downstream processing, etc). More details can be found on the website

Bioprocessing STARS Skills School, National Biologics Manufcturing Centre, Darlington,  11-15th September 2017. Do you want to find out how your career might develop working for industry, the differences between industrial- and academic-driven research and how the industrial environment matches your career ambitions?  Here’s your opportunity to answer these questions and find out much more about your ability to work in teams and how the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit drives research translation. At our week-long, intensive residential training programme, designed around the insights and advice of senior industrialists, you will take part in group-based activities and work with real-life industrial case studies. The programme is designed to engage with the process of entrepreneurship, focus on the development of the ability to promote research ideas and their value to audiences and the key importance of the societal impact of industrial biotechnology. Registration and more details

Aqua Enviro “Odour management: An introduction to odour regulation, assessment and control”, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield, 6th December 2017. See: .

Aqua Enviro “Phosphorus Removal and Tertiary Treatment Processes”, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield – 7th December 2017. See: .


Careers Fair for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Scientists

Our careers fair will provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. There are several talks you can attend about the sector and the opportunities within it, along with opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals.  

  • Explore careers in IBBE from laboratory based jobs to working as a patent lawyer
  • Meet  employers with graduate schemes, current and future job opportunities
  • Hear from different employers about what it’s like to work for them
  • Get feedback on your CV in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak with industrialists in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak with academics  in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak to the BBSRC about your future career in academia in our one-to-one clinics


ECR – IB Skills Workshop – 18 and 19 May 16 – Register NOW

C1Net and a number of other BBSRC NIBBs are planning to fund a joint 2 day conference for young scientists working in IBB.

The event will be organized by Cogent, and is supported by the BBSRC and the IBLF skills group.

When 18th & 19th May, 2016Start: ~10.00am On 18th MayFinish: ~4.00pm on 19th May
Where Manchester MacDonald Hotel, London Road, Manchester M1 2PG.
What Free participation and Full boardThe event has 5 main objectives:1.       To make scientists aware of the many non-laboratory career options within Industrial Biotechnology

2.       To do some training on soft skills, such as communications, project management, IP, finance etc.

3.       To explain what it is like to work in industry in companies of different sizes

4.       How to write different proposals for getting money

5.       To be able to meet practising people from different disciplines such as patents, marketing, quality & regulations etc and to meet representatives from companies who during 2016 will be looking for extra staff

C1net will be able to offer ~10 free places at this event, which will be awarded to successful applicants.
More details and an application process will follow.

To register you interest please email ASAP

UK to New Zealand mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies – Sep 15

The mission is planned to coincide with the NZBIO, New Zealand’s annual biotechnology conference (September 23 and 24) in Wellington, New Zealand, and UK mission participants are encouraged to register and attend the event. Conference registration is available via the NZBIO website (  An early bird rate is generally available to 31 July. Continue reading “UK to New Zealand mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies – Sep 15”