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Events - These Young Minds: Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship: 28 Oct 2010, 16:00-19:30, LG17 of Law Faculty, Cambridge CB3 9DZ; InCrops Networking Event on Biolubricants (‘Oiling a Green Economy’): 16 Nov 2010, 16:30-18:30, Keystone Innovation Centre, Thetford IP24 1JD; CPPS lecture by Dr Lars Ostergaard, JIC: 25 Nov 2010, 16:00-17:00 at the Dept of Plant Sciences, Cambridge CB2 3EA, followed by networking
News - BIS announces £200m funding for Technology Innovation Centres
Funding Opportunities - upcoming and current TSB calls; deadline 17 Nov 2010; FP7 calls, deadline 25 Jan 2011
Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship, organised by These Young Minds
Thu 28 Nov, 16:00-19:30, LG17 of Law Faculty, University of Cambridge 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ
Sustainable Entrepreneurship involves developing a competence in using innovative ways to harness the opportunities that solving societal challenges provide while considering the short, medium and long term impact on all stakeholders. By doing this social and economic value will be created. The event Sustainable Entrepreneurship will provide delegates the opportunity to learn: • How to build social and business value • Communicate the need for transformation • How to become a catalyst for change and aligning incentives
To view the programme and register, please visit: http://www.theseyoungminds.co.uk/events/viewevent.php?view=3
‘Biolubricants - Oiling a Green Economy’: InCrops Networking Event
Tue 16 Nov, 16:30 - 18:30, Keystone Innovation Centre, Thetford IP24 1JD
The event is for businesses interested in sustainable alternatives to petroleum derived lubricants and those involved in producing and selling lubricants. This event is FREE to attend.
Hear from Cliff Lea of Fuchs Lubricant about the use of biolubricants during construction of the Eden Project and from Simon Nash of Green Oil UK about his products and the benefits of their use in cycling.
Registration - to attend this event please contact Julia O’Rourke, InCrops events co-ordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 591765 by Tuesday 9 November.
Showcase opportunities - if you produce products relevant to this event and are interested in showcasing them please contact Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, InCrops Business Innovation Manager, by email email@example.com or call 0777 8983612.
Please do feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues or contacts that you are working with where it would be appropriate. Further information about the event and the InCrops Project is available at www.incropsproject.co.uk/events.
Next CPPS Lecture: Genetic and molecular studies of fruit development, Dr Lars Ostergaard, JIC (http://www.jic.ac.uk/profile/Lars-Ostergaard.asp).
Thu 25 Nov 2010, 16:00-17:00 at the Dept of Plant Sciences, Cambridge CB2 3EA, followed by networking.
All welcome, no registration is necessary.
BIS announces £200m for Technology Innovation Centres: read more at: http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=416174&NewsAreaID=2.
Upcoming TSB Call: Sustainable Agriculture, soft-launched at Innovate10, to open in 2011; one emphasis to be sustainable animal feed. We will bring you more information when it becomes available!
Current TSB calls: Open date: 12 October 2010 Close date: 17 Nov 2010 (variable)
Technology-Inspired Collaborative Research and Development
The core technology areas covered: Advanced Materials; Biosciences; Electronics, Photonics & Electrical Systems; High Value Manufacturing, ICT, Nanotechnology (£18m)
Further details can be downloaded from: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/technology-inspired-collaborative-research-and-dev.ashx.
Manufacturing High Value Chemicals through Industrial Biotechnology
An indicative £2.5m is being invested to support feasibility and collaborative R&D projects. Collaborative R&D projects should be business-led consortia and include an end user. Feasibility projects may be business-led consortia or single companies.
Further details can be downloaded from: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/manufacturing-high-value-chemicals-through-industr.ashx.
Genomes UK: Exploiting the Potential of High-Throughput Sequencing
The Technology Strategy Board is launching a collaborative R&D competition with up to £5 million available to invest in projects using genomics-based technologies. This initiative seeks to highlight the opportunities created by the decrease in cost and increase in speed in highthroughput sequencing technology. Projects should be business-led and seek to develop new products or processes.
Further details can be downloaded from: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/genomes-uk-exploiting-the-potential-of-high-throug.ashx.
FP7 calls “Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies”
The primary aim in funding Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) research under FP7 is to build a European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) by bringing together all industries and economic sectors that produce, manage and exploit biological resources and related services, supply or consumer industries, such as food, fisheries, forestry, agriculture, etc.
The theme is based on three activity areas:
• Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments
• Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well-being
• Life Sciences and Biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes
Participation is open to a wide range of organisations and individuals from research institutes and universities to SMEs and large companies. Essentially, any “legal entity” is eligible with different participation rules applying depending on the research initiative in question. Generally, consortia require three legal entities from three different EU member states or associated countries as a bare minimum.
The concrete plans for implementing the specific programmes are announced by the Commission in annual “Work Programmes” (WP), which include the schedules of “Calls for proposals” to be published during the year.
Work Programme 2011
Call title: KBBE 2011- general call for proposals
Call identifier: FP7-KBBE-2011-5
Date of publication: 20 July 2010
Deadline: 25 January 2011 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)
Indicative budget: € 240.27 million from 2011 budget
More information and the full work programme 2011 for this Cooperation theme 2 are available on the Cordis website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/kbbe/home_en.html.
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