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A vibrant synthetic biology ecosystem has developed in the UK – promising new jobs and valuable technology

A survey of synthetic biology company start-ups in the UK is published today by SynbiCITE, the UK’s national centre for the commercialisation of synthetic biology. The study reveals a vibrant ecosystem sustaining a thriving and rapidly growing sector of the bioeconomy.

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Bio-start Awards 2017

Bio-start awards over £100K in zero-equity prizes to 6 high-impact start-ups Bio-start celebrates UK innovative start-ups with commercial ideas that ...

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UK Synthetic Biology start-up survey 2017

The UK’s first survey of the Synthetic Biology industry following a year of significant progress.

SynbiCITE’s UK Synthetic Biology start-up survey 2017 will assess the current and potential size of the Synthetic Biology industry, looking closely at growth trends, company scale, the value of the sector, key stakeholders and the commercial impact it could have. The challenges facing the industry, such as funding and IP protection, regulatory issues and ethics will also be evaluated. The completed report will be available this summer.

SynbiCITE has created a globally renowned national resource of interacting partners from academia, industry and business across the UK to accelerate the commercialisation of world-class science and emerging technologies encompassed by synthetic biology into new products, tools, processes and services.

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Innovation, education & collaboration

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Synthetic biology is unlocking significant new opportunities for industries ranging from life sciences and specialty chemicals to bioenergy and waste remediation. By facilitating the creation of new tools and techniques, synbio has the potential to reshape many technologies to affect our lives positively and to reduce the impact that we have on our planet. Synbio is the engineering of biology and it’s already helping to make many businesses more effective, more productive and more environmentally friendly.

SynbiCITE has created a globally renowned national resource of interacting partners from academia, industry and business across the UK which accelerates the commercialisation of world-class science and the emerging technologies encompassed by synthetic biology and engineering biology into new products, tools, processes and services.

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SynbiCITE has a number of resources available to all our partners to use for the translation of their research into new products, tools and processes.

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We support our partners through events and training programmes including problems-solutions brokerage meetings. We provide funding of development projects including seed funding of Proof of Concept projects and follow-on funding of longer, larger projects for the development of prototypes and taking these on to pilot production scale manufacturing.

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SynBioBeta SF 2017

3 October 2017

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Bio-start 2.0

On 11th of July 2017, 11 months to the day from the launch of the Bio-start competition, CustoMem was announced as the overall winner, receiving £100k. Bio-start was met with widespread enthusiasm and support, and SynbiCITE fully intend to take the competition into its second year in 2018, with new sponsors, mentors and an eager new cohort of start-ups.

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A vibrant synthetic biology ecosystem has developed in the UK – promising new jobs and valuable technology

A survey of synthetic biology company start-ups in the UK is published today by SynbiCITE, the UK’s national centre for the commercialisation of synthetic biology. The study reveals a vibrant ecosystem sustaining a thriving and rapidly growing sector of the bioeconomy.

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