Innovate UK and Research Councils, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), are investing up to £8 million in projects that use cutting-edge solutions to reduce industrial waste in India.
Projects should address reducing industrial waste and pollution, and improve value recovery from waste using biotechnology in one or more of these 5 sectors:
- municipal solid waste
- paper and pulp
- sugar cane
The total project grant will not exceed £2 million per project for UK partners. Match funding will be made available for Indian project partners by the Government of India. Projects should last between 30 months and 3 years.
Final date for UK registration: midday 11 October 2017
Submission of full application: midday 18 October 2017
Further details on the call can be found here.
There is also a workshop on 12th July in York, UK which is open to UK and Indian delegates: https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/events/uk-india-newton-fund-industrial-waste-challenge-2017-academic-to-business-partnering-workshop