Tuesday 18th May saw NEPIC partner with Teesside University’s National Horizons centre and BioVale for the first ever Industrial Biotechnology event.
Over 80 people joined the online event from cross sectors to learn more about the opportunities within Industrial Biotechnology for organisations within the Chemical Process sector.
Exciting talks came from Grant Pearson from Ensus, Peter Rowe from Deep Branch (CEO and co-founder) and Ben Dolman from Holiferm (CEO and co-inventor) illustrating the potential that industrial biotechnology has to diversify the process industry, while providing key benefits in terms of decarbonisation.
“It was fantastic to be a part of such a impactful event, for not only the region, but for industry too.
“The event allowed NEPIC, THYME and BioVale to come together collaboratively and demonstrate the many functionalities of industrial biotechnology, with the potential to give companies in the process industry a competitive edge in new and existing markets.”
The three partners are all part of the THYME project; A collaboration between the Universities of Teesside, Hull and York to boost the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley.
The online event saw companies from across the Biotechnology sector come together to learn more about what biotechnology may offer businesses, find out more about the benefits and to understand more about potential funding opportunities.
This event aimed to build a community of organisations within the process sector who are interested in developing opportunities to engage in industrial biotech.
The Teesside, Hull, and York- Mobilizing the Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange (THYME) project is a collaboration between Teesside, Hull and York Universities. It is funded by Research England and the aim is to help grow the bioeconomy in Yorkshire, Humberside and Tees Valley. The project supports research collaborations between these universities and has previously funded academic research projects between 2 or more of the partner universities.