The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre has announced a number of new funding and research opportunities for the coming months.
Future Leaders Fellowships
The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is open with an extended closing date of Tuesday 30 June 2020. Future Leaders Fellowships could provide an individual with outstanding potential in your business with the funding and support to turn high impact research and innovation focused ideas into reality.
Up to £1.5 million of funding is available over four years, allowing a business to attract and retain a talented innovator while building networks with other organisations.
A new Reduced Hours Fellowship has been introduced for this year, with applicants able to spend 60-100 per cent of their working time on the award, and up to 40 per cent of their time on other activities within the business.
Get more details on what’s new for this year and additional resources.
Scale Up Accelerator
This open call for projects gives SMEs the unique opportunity to develop, optimise and scale-up their bioprocesses in partnership with IBioIC’s Scale-Up Team, utilising specialist equipment within our Bioprocessing Scale-Up Centres at Heriot Watt University and the University of Strathclyde.
Projects must demonstrate a clear market need, must be led by an SME and show a clear economic, societal or reputational benefit to Scotland, and successful applicants must join IBioIC.
PhD project with ScotBio
This exciting opportunity will see a PhD student undertake research within the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy on improving the understanding of phycocyanin for use in formulations. The project will include a three-month placement with IBioIC member company ScotBio and is part of IBioIC’s CTP programme.