September 11th, 2012 | Category: Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Future ‘Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology’ announced

More information through the links below:

The Technology Strategy Board, BBSRC and EPSRC welcome today’s announcement by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, of the creation of an Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Synthetic Biology.

Delivering a speech about Industrial Strategy, Dr Cable highlighted the role of emerging technologies such as synthetic biology in “supporting sustained economic growth in the UK” and announced that the Technology Strategy Board, along with research councils and other partners, will be establishing an Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology.

The announcement follows a recommendation in the Synthetic Biology Roadmap for the UK, published in July, to create a network of multidisciplinary centres, “including a dedicated innovation and knowledge centre”.

BBSRC press release here.

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