2010

01.12.2010 -

The European Biotechnology Network took an active part in a joint tender for a EC project "Knowledge Based Bio-Economy - Knowledge transfer promotion scheme 2011-2013".

22.11.2010 – The European Biotechnology Network's Funding Hub delivered its second FP7 training day for members and partners, this time dedicated to the FP7 KBBE call for January 2011. The workshop took place in London - kindly supported by the International Agri-Technology Centre (IATC), a corporate member of the Network. The remarkably successful workshop demonstrated how a peer to peer approach in developing proposal ideas has great benefit to all participants.

28.10.2010 – This month, officials from the European Biotechnology Network took part in the opening ceremony of BIOTECHNICA in Hannover. Highlight in October, however, was the opening of our new offices at Rue d'Egmont, 15 in the heart of Brussels, where our new Office Manager Heike Kempas is responsible for the administrative management of the Network.

23.09.2010 – The European Biotechnology Network’s Funding Hub launched its training programmes for members and partners, with a day dedicated to the FP7 Health two stage process in Brussels. The successful workshop covered all aspects of creating a promising proposal, from building a consortium to avoiding the pitfalls most frequently the downfall of a good idea on its path to a proposal.

01.08.2010 – Council of European BioRegions (CEBR) and European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) have become Funding Hub Partners, creating Europe-wide reach and expertise in finding partners and creating industry-driven biotechnology proposals.

22.07.2010 – EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has become a partner of the Biotechnology Funding Hub. The two organisations share a common goal of supporting biotechnology in Europe and will work together to build European consortia and enable them to submit successful proposals to funding schemes including FP7, IMI, Eurostars and NIH.

10.06.2010 – The European Biotechnology Network attended the OneNucleus conference in Cambridge in early June and signed up over 20 new individual members in just 2 days.

15.05.2010 – The Biotechnology Funding Hub published its first analysis of funding from the European Commission, with the FP7 Health call under scrutiny. Members received a detailed breakdown of likely topics and their potential for SME involvement. The publication marks the start of a full funding support service from the Hub.

19.04.2010 – The new Biotechnology Funding Hub on the network's website initially focuses on FP7, IMI and NIH funding before expanding through 2010 to find all significant funding opportunities for biotech companies. Each month, all members will receive funding news and opinion from all biotechnology sectors. Moreover, the European Biotechnology Network will hold regular funding workshops in Brussels, free of charge to all members, to introduce new funding schemes and bring major updates in funding opportunities. Organisation members gain additional access to the dedicated funding service which helps them to identify the profile of funding sought, monitors funding opportunities that match their profile, assists with partner search/consortium creation and generates proposal advice and assistance.

30.03.2010 – In the first half-year of 2010 the European Biotechnology Network continues a series of cooperations with leading European life sciences trade fairs, congresses and conferences: Biotrinity/UK, IBIC/Italy, Bio-Europe Spring/Spain, 3rd Berlin Conference on IP in Life Sciences/Germany, ERBI conference/UK, Biomedica/Germany. Events supported by the network are displayed on our website and their dates on our events calendar are marked with our red star. The members of our network are informed in the eNewsletter about reduced entrance and participation fees and other benefits.

19.02.2010 – The European Biotechnology Network supported the 3rd Berlin Conference on IP in Life Sciences. This year's topic was "Effective Life Cycle Management". Dr. Claire Skentelbery, Secretary General of the European Biotechnology Network, moderated the event in the Belgian Embassy where some 80 high class experts from Europe and the United States discussed new types of cooperations between the pharmaceutical industry and the biotech sector.

15.01.2010 – The European Biotechnology Network announced today the appointment of Dr. Claire Skentelbery as Secretary General with immediate effect.

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