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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact
The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge is one of 16 partners in the InCrops Project, and hosts the InCrops Business Innovation Manager Dr Mariana Fazenda. Within the InCrops team, Mariana leads on the areas of bioenergy, biorefineries, oleochemicals and biopharming. InCrops is part of the Adapt Low Carbon Group, based at the University of East Anglia, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


InCrops aims

  • Stimulate the commercialisation of new bio-renewable and low carbon products from alternative and non-food crops.
  • Build on the East of England's world-class research capability in plant and crop science.
  • Facilitate supply chain development, market integration and product innovation.
  • Support the business and commercial sector and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

InCrops partners

  • Bangor B
  • Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
  • University of Palermo (Sicily)
  • Easton College
  • Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Forestry Commission
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Germany)
  • Kingston University
  • National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
  • Norwich Research Park
  • Rothamsted Research
  • UEA
  • University of Essex
  • University of Cambridge
  • University Campus Suffolk
  • University of Southampton

Sectors covered

  • Biopolymers
  • Oleochemicals
  • Biolubricants
  • Natural fibres, composites and new materials
  • The built environment
  • Personal care
  • Transportation and low carbon vehicles
  • Bioenergy
  • Biorefineries
  • Biopharming
  • New green consumer markets
  • Functional ingredients and medically active plants