Together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board) we are committed to supporting the development and commercialisation of innovative Industrial Biotechnology (IB) processes arising from the UK's excellent research base.
This programme aims to address the need for a greater understanding of the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance, and acting as a reservoir for resistance. Pump Priming Grants should be around £200k (100% FEC) per project for 12-36 months.
To support the BBSRC research community to design and produce engaging farm-related bioscience activities, for use by farmers and/or visiting scientists, to engage, inspire and inform the general public at LEAF’s (Linking Environment And Farming) Open Farm Sunday and Open Farm School Days, across the UK.
The Agri-Tech Catalyst has been set up by Innovate UK, DFID and BBSRC with £70M investment to help make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. Successive rounds will be held until the funding has been committed.