The innovation pipeline - from academic research through to commercialisation and deployment - involves change to existing processes, introduction of new ones, and development of new products. As part of responsible research and innovation, we actively encourage our academic, industry partners and clients to examine the associated processes, including intellectual property as well as understanding the appropriate regulatory environment.
Not only does this give assurance to funders and investors that potential costly hurdles are being actively reviewed, but it supports partners in realising other opportunities that might be appropriate. The bioeconomy covers a wide range of sectors. We have experience of the following regulations, and their growing portfolio:
Nagoya and access and benefit sharing
Plant protection products
GxP (e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Clinical Practice)
Working with Hazardous Organisms (ACDP regulations)
Pharmaceutical development regulations
Regulations relating to AD including fertiliser regulations and PAS
We have worked with a range of clients in the UK and EU to help them understand the regulatory impact of their technology and start addressing aspects that a regulator would need to review early in the process. Whilst we are not regulatory advisers, we have extensive connections with specialists and regulators in the UK and EU to help navigate what can be daunting landscape.
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Compliance and the Green Claims Code
An interactive workshop delivered by C2 Compliance (C2C) for bio-based entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to understand trading standards, consumer law, and the Competition and Markets Authority Green Claims Code – which sets out 6 key points to check your environmental claims are genuinely green.
C2C are consumer and trading standards legal compliance experts with over 30 years of combined experience. As Chartered Trading Standards Practitioners they have advised hundreds of businesses from start-ups to multi-nationals on a wide range of issues to ensure compliance with the multitude of legislation to protect businesses and help them grow. They provide training to businesses and regulators nationally and across Europe focusing on fair trading and claims as well as product safety and managing risks.
This provides an introduction to compliance, trading standards, and consumer law with a special focus on the Green Claims Code.
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Policy and regulatory considerations for the biohydrogen sector
Following on from the successful Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme Phase 1 funding for the H2Boost project, we have successfully been awarded £5 million for a phase 2 project. H2Boost will focus on demonstrating at scale a commercially viable and sustainable process for producing biohydrogen – a clean, gaseous biofuel created through microbial fermentation of organic waste. We have a broad and integrated role in the project. As well as leading on the management of the project, our scientists are working on the lab scale trials and the 10L continuous trials as well as the testing of alternative feedstocks and enzymes. Our innovation advisors are also involved in the policy and regulatory considerations and organising the industry facing workshops.
Review of regulations and market research for novel plant protection products
Fontus Environmental Limited is an agri-tech start-up consultancy company from North Yorkshire focused on research and development projects investigating novel plant protection products and biopesticides. We have supported Fontus on two projects; a review of the regulations that might apply to the potential compounds that Fontus has discovered, as well as market research activities for new products.
We have been part of several international projects, our expertise range from project management, communication and dissemination support to accessing our research and development knowledge and equipment.
As part of responsible research and innovation, we actively encourage our academic, industry partners and clients to examine the associated processes, including intellectual property as well as understanding the appropriate regulatory environment.
We have worked on 1,500 bio-based projects to date
We have several ways to work with us, including business advisory programmes and self-funded commercial options. We even have the option for you to hire our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and office space.