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ProBIO Newsletter 4

16 May 2017 — Welcome to the fourth edition of the ProBIO newsletter! As ProBIO is entering its final phase our consultancy team is completing its coaching of KBBE projects to market uptake and guiding them through further research opportunities.

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ProBIO Final Event - Increasing impact from publicly funded research

21 April 2017 — How can we ensure that publicly funded bioeconomy research has a positive impact on society? Join ProBIO at its Dinner Debate hosted by Lieve Wierinck MEP at the European Parliament this 28 June in Brussels, to discuss the lessons learned from the bioeconomy.

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Biotechnology: navigating a minefield

12 April 2017 — When it comes to getting biotechnology innovations to market, with commercial protection, it can be tough. Around three quarters of patent applications normally fail to cut it. Although biotechnology is recognised as being important for the economy and society, it can also be highly controversial – attracting public protests

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How safe is seafood?

20 December 2016 — Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat?

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ProBIO Newsletter 3

08 November 2016 — Welcome to the third edition of the ProBIO newsletter! In its second year of activity, the ProBIO team is busy coaching KBBE projects to market uptake and guiding them through further research opportunities.

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ProBIO presents its “ProBIO Business Stories” – the new online tool to make business plan accessible to all.

08 November 2016 — ProBIO launches its “ProBIO Business Stories”: a user friendly online guide on the basics of business plan writing, specifically targeted to the community of EU projects participants.

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Do microbes control our mood?

19 October 2016 — Research on gut bacteria may change the way we look at anxiety, depression, and behavioural disorders

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Levelling food price volatility, while supporting the poor

14 October 2016 — Food crises leave the poor in desperation for a long time. To calm the dreadful effects of weather and climate disasters as well as food price volatility it is better if governments forget about managing prices and instead care for the poor, experts say

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Bioeconomy: the ideal mix to pave the way for investments

29 September 2016 — Venture capitalists of course seek smart inventors and breakthrough products. But candidates with intellectual property and business skills are music to investors' ears

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Bioeconomy innovations: tough starting up

26 September 2016 — A German blog on innovations management estimates that between 175 and 3,000 ideas are needed to bring just one product or service to the market

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Satellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic drought

25 August 2016 — African and European researchers are employing high-tech water management research methods to help low-tech South African smallholders improve food security. Additionally, extremely high levels of Microcystin toxicity and uranium contamination in important river systems spark calls for extra research on bioaccumulation through the human food chain

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Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?

5 July 2016 — Science gives us a heads-up for choosing at the counter and helps in the struggle to save the global fish stocks

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ProBIO Newsletter 2

20 April 2016 — Welcome to the second edition of the ProBIO newsletter. As our project has entered its second year of activity, a lot is going on behind the scenes and our team is busy working alongside bioeconomy projects to facilitate their market uptake.

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Preventing “oceans of plastic soup”

22 March 2016 — Research on biodegradable plastics is a leap toward prevention

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Digging into the DNA for a successful diet

25 February 2016 — Genetically-tailored diets are in vogue. But do they work?

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Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

2 February 2016 — Climate change and man-made events put global food security at risk. But researching how plants produce seeds and evolve could help us find new ways to ensure food security

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Is it a real food allergy?

21 January 2016 — Over recent years we have been witnessing a significant increase in food intolerances and allergy. But when is it really an allergy? Is it possible to prevent by intervening in the very first few months of life?

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ProBIO Newsletter 1

28 October 2015 — Europe is well known for its excellent science, but unfortunately not always for its skill in bringing research results to the market and turn knowledge into competitiveness, growth, jobs. ProBio is a project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme in order to tackle this problem and help research projects focused on the bioeconomy to either bring their results to the market or look for additional opportunities if those results are not yet ready for this step.

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