BBSRC invite applications to a funding call in Industrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemical.
There is up to £2M available for grants to support short collaborative projects of between 12–24 months with a value up to £250K.
The call will support research translation to address challenges in applying bioprocesses for improving the production of higher-value chemicals and aims to accelerate the de-risking of IB processes and help bridge the gap to larger-scale projects and further public or private investment.
Multidisciplinary and collaborative projects will enable the translation of research into industrial processes, supporting the development of post-proof of concept research, progressing it towards technology readiness levels (TRLs) 3, 4 and 5.
Collaborations with industry will be compulsory to help direct research toward industrially relevant challenges and support the translation of bioprocesses into an industrial environment.