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News Update

IBioIC CEO Mark Bustard issued a statement on our response to the COVID 19 pandemic and response last month. Find it here.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
This scheme will be in place from end April to enable employers to claim 80% of the wages of furloughed employees:
European Commission Circular Economy Action Plan
The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth.
RSE Enterprise Fellows
IBioIC is delighted to congratulate our first co-funded RSE Enterprise Fellow Sunil Sharma of University of St Andrews who has been awarded an Enterprise Fellowship in the latest round of awards.  We're also delighted to see long time friend of IBioIC Alexander McVey in the line-up. 
News from our members
Arcinova make the Pharma Fast 50
Arcinova have been recognised as the highest-placed CDMO in the Pharma Fast 50 as a North East-based CDMO that serves the global Pharma industry. Read the story in Pharma Times online.
Get involved...
Paper Province launch new international competition
What wood you do – to boost the forest bioeconomy?
The competition takes place 16 March-27 April and the five best ideas will be invited to a 48 hour event in Sweden June 3-4. At the event you will have the opportunity to share your idea, refine it with the professionals and ultimately pitch your idea to a jury. You will also receive media attention. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of €25,000 and the option to get business support from the incubator Sting Bioeconomy during one year.
Future Leaders Fellowships
The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is open with an extended closing date of Tuesday 30th 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.
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 our Scale-Up Team, utilising specialist equipment within our Bioprocessing Scale-Up Centres at Heriot Watt University and the University of Strathclyde.
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.
Welcome to Our Latest Members
We are pleased to welcome the latest additions to our network:
To become a member of IBioIC, please get in touch with our Business Development team.
Funding Opportunities

Circular Economy Investment Fund
Up to £1m available

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
Up to €2.5m available

Scottish Enterprise: SMART Scotland
Up to £600k available

Defence and Security Accelerator
Open Call for Innovation

Bioeconomy Opportunities for Fish By-products and Mortalities
Up to £1m available. Apply by 24th April

Future Leaders Fellowships scheme 
Up to £1.5m available over four years.
Tailored Funding Information
Don't forget to check your inbox for the latest funding opportunities, tailored to meet members' requirements!
Dates for Your Diary
With the unprecedented disruption being caused by the CoVid 19 outbreak, many events due to take place over the coming months have been cancelled or postponed. See our Events Page for updates.

BBI JU Info Day
22 April 2020 (online)
In the News
Project that uses waste from pea processing to clean water receives funding boost.

Planning permission granted for construction of National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

Strathclyde to host new innovation centre to drive the electric revolution

UK biotech records third highest year for investment

GSK links with Vir Biotechnology to find coronavirus solutions
Blog Posts

Our blog page is for the team, our stakeholders and members to share insights and opinions on key topics in the sector.

We've got guest blogs from Arcinova on what it takes to preserve experimental data,  and from NCIMB on the value of storing your cultures with a reference collection.

We always welcome new contributions, so if you have an idea for a blog post that you would like us to publish and promote, please contact Valerie.
IBioIC is part of the BioPilotsUK alliance. Find out more
IBioIC is a partner of Chemical Sciences Scotland.
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