BBSRC Activating Impact award off to a great start with appointment of technology scouts

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce the appointment of three technology scouts to promote the commercial impact of research within our network as part of the BBSRC Activating Impact Award.

new project to increase the commercial impact of bioscience research - See more at: http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk/news/edinburgh-research-and-innovation-win-%C2%A... project to increase the commercial impact of bioscience research - See more at: http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk/news/edinburgh-research-and-innovation-win-%C2%A...
new project to increase the commercial impact of bioscience research - See more at: http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk/news/edinburgh-research-and-innovation-win-%C2%A...

Technology scouts

In March of 2013 Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI) and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases won first prize in the competition organised by the BBSRC to promote conversion of BBSRC-supported bioscience into real-life applications.  As part of this new initiative we have now appointed three technology scouts who will be tasked with identifying commercial opportunities in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and establishing links with potential industrial collaborators.

 

First round of mini-secondment awards

A second aspect of the Activating Award was to provide funds for mini-secondments that would support collaboration between industry and academics.  After the first round of applications we are very pleased to announce that Manon Ragonnet from Andy Leigh-Brown's lab in the Institute for Evolutionary Biology has been successful in obtaining a secondment. 

Manon's award will allow her to visit the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda, to further develop existing collaborations and continue the tailored development of models for processing Ugandan sequence data. 

If you are a member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and you have an idea for a mini-secondment that would allow you to increase the impact of your research, please do apply. 

 

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