Establishing a Joint UK-Argentina Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Biology


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Description This is an international partnering award. We organised and held a meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 29-31 October 2018, which was attended by senior representatives from INTA and CONICET in Argentina as well as from BBSRC and NERC, and which helped pave the way for commitments to look for ways to co-fund future activities. Alberto Acevedo is visiting our labs from March-May 2020 to work on our collaborative research. Simon McQueen-Mason is working with BBSRC to help develop a plan fo funding in the area of global carbon for manufacturing.
Exploitation Route We hope to help facilitate some joint funding for sustainable bio-manufacturing involving the UK, Brazil and Argentina
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

Description We held a meeting in Buenos Aires attended by senior staff from BBSRC, NERC, INTA and the Argentine Ministry of Science. A meeting was held with the Minister of Science, setting a positive environment for furthering collaborations between the UK and Argentina in the bioenergy and industrial biotechnology area. We hosted a visit from Alberto Acevedo from INTA, Argentina, but this was cut short by Covid restrictions. Subsewuent visits ahve been delayed due to Covid and 6 month no-cost extension has been granted.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Policy & public services