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CambPlants Translational Funders Day

Translational Funders Day for those interested in hearing more about opportunities in plant sciences, agriculture, animal health and conservation.
When Jul 30, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223333956
Attendees Academics, Companies, Funding bodies
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The CambPlants Translational Funders Day was a good time to provide relevant information and increase understanding about translational funding schemes that can unlock cross-discipline opportunities, support knowledge exchange and enable academia-industry collaborations.





The Translational Funders Day brought over 70 participants (academia and industry) together and hopefully offered a portfolio of high impact funding opportunities (listed below) and a lively networking environment. Thank you to all that so actively participated and we look forward to support the outcomes of this day. See you again sometime soon & be in touch!


Some of the Funding discussed on the day:

BBSRC – Enabling Collaborations:

BBSRC – Research Industry Clubs:

SARIC – Second Call Deadline: 16 September

BBSRC – Skills and Knowledge-Exchange:

Agri-Tech Catalyst:

  • Industrial research registration deadline: 7 Oct 2015
  • Early- and Late-stage registration deadline: 13 Jan 2016

Newton Fund

Innovate UK

CambPlants Hub invites you to a Translational Funders Day, where you can learn about the latest funding schemes in plant sciences, agriculture, animal health and conservation.

This Funders Day will be an excellent opportunity to network with academics, industry and research council representatives and find the right collaborator!

  • Are you an Academic thinking of translation of basic plant science into crop science research?
  • Are you thinking of integrating the latest bioscience and modelling techniques into practice?
  • Do you want to create collaborative work opportunities with industry? 
  • Are you a Business interested in finding solutions from academic resources?

Seminar Programme:

9:30 - Registration and Tea/coffee

9:55 - Welcome and Introduction

10:00 - BBSRC Translation Funding Schemes (Adam Bowen, Senior Innovation Manager for BBSRC)

10:20 - Newton Fund Opportunities (Lisa Bettington, BBSRC, SO)

10:40 - Tea/coffee break

11:00 - Innovate UK and KTN opportunities (Tristan Eagling, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Biosciences KTN

11:20 - H2020 Funding Schemes (Renata Schaeffer, European Policy Manager for University of Cambridge)

11:40 - Agri-Tech East – a model for regional agri-tech collaboration (Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East)

12:10 - Elevator pitches 

12:30 - Lunch and networking

From 13:00 - Bookable 1:1 sessions with speakers from funding research councils.


Register for an Elevator Pitch & increase your chances of Networking!

To book your 1:1 session with a funder OR if you have any further questions please contact Mariana Fazenda at .


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