SilicoLife is part of the DD-DeCaF consortium, a four-year collaborative project on data-driven design of cells and microbial communities for applications ranging from human health to sustainable production of chemicals. This project, coordinated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, was awarded by the European Commission with 6.3 million Euros and brings together leading academic partners from five European universities with five innovative European companies to address the challenge of building a comprehensive design tool.
SilicoLife will be present at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego.
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The 2016 edition will be held in San Diego, California, US (April 17-20, 2016) with 1,200 attendees from 50 countries.
If you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.
SilicoLife is part of new marine biotechnology initiative for the development of thermophile cell factories exploiting brown algae biomass as a feedstock for the production of specialty chemicals. The ThermoFactories project will be developed by top notch entities from Portugal, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and is co-funded by ERA-MarineBiotech program.
SilicoLife and the University of Minho were awarded a national grant for the development of an intelligent decision support system for Industrial Biotechnology in the SISBI project, which will be lead by the company.
SISBI will allow to boost SilicoLife’s metabolic engineering capabilities promoting the development of innovative tools for the extraction and integration of knowledge to provide a rational support to the Industrial Biotechnology decision process, as in the selection of value added products or the most suitable hosts for specific production targets.
The World Economic Forum published today a report on Collaborative Innovation: Transforming Business, Driving Growth. The long-term collaboration between SilicoLife and INVISTA is one of the presented cases of collaborative innovation between young companies and large firms in the development of innovative processes and products.
This new report highlights the importance of innovation as a driver of growth across Europe, the challenges that European start-ups face when looking to scale across the region and the world, as well as the opportunities of collaborative models of innovation management, for both established and young, dynamic firms.