Biotechnology for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

ERA CoBioTech Joint Call for Proposals
Last date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The ERA CoBioTech is seeking applications for its joint call for proposal “Biotechnology for a Sustainable Bioeconomy” to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw materials to a sustainable bio-based economy.
ERA CoBioTech brings together owners and managers of national and regional R&D&I programmes of Member States, associate and third countries with significant experience in research funding and coordination.
This call aims to attract proposals focused on biotechnology as a key enabling technology (KET), in the context of the bio-based economy and to tackle 21st century societal challenges such as decarbonisation of the economy and reduction of the reliance on fossil feedstocks.
Funding Information
The total available budget is approx. € 36 mio.
Project Scopes
The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and include at least one of the following scientific approaches:
Synthetic biology for the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, or re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes by use of e.g. (but not limited to) orthogonal bio-systems, regulatory circuits, minimal genome approaches and protocells.
Systems biology for optimisation of biological processes, including investigation of regulatory mechanisms in intra- and intercellular processes for bio-production, modelling, development of new computational methods and other new methodologies.
Use of bioinformatic tools (e.g. data standardisation, modelling, open repositories) for the identification and utilisation of metabolic pathways. Datasets can have different origins, e.g. appropriate datasets on genomics, phenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics etc. Mapping and exploitation of cellular processes and metabolic capacities for bio-production and for strain/variety improvement are also included.
Biotechnological approaches (possibly in combination with chemical ones) to transform bio-based building blocks into molecules with high added value in a sustainable way.
Project Topic Areas
The co-funded call covers industrial biotechnology. Applications must address one of the topics described below:
Sustainable production and conversion of different types of feedstocks and bioresources into value-added products
New products, value-added products and supply services
Sustainable industrial processes
Eligibility Criteria
R&D national institutions
Small and Medium Enterprises
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit ERA CoBioTech.

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