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.
SilicoLife will be present at the 12th BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.
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 2015 edition will be held in Montreal, Canada (July 19-22, 2014).
If you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.
SilicoLife will be present at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 14th European Conference on Computational Biology in Dublin, Ireland (July 10-14).
Miguel Rocha, CTO at SilicoLife, will be showcasing @note2 our open-source tool for biomedical text mining in the technology track (TT19).