InsBio win UK semi-final of the G-BiB competition


15th January 2021

InsBio win UK semi-final of the G-BiB competition

InsBio from the University of York won the national semi-final of the G-BiB competition which took place on 13th January. Alex Setchfield and Daniel Leadbeater presented an excellent business idea on how to improve the production of insect proteins using biomass from agriculture. The judges were Nick Lyth from Green Angel Syndicate, Yvonne Gale from NEL Fund Managers and Poonam Malik from Scottish Enterprise. Also pitching their business ideas were ZeroBioChem from the University of Leeds and Vision2020 from the University of Exeter. InsBio will join the G-BiB semi-final winners from Germany and Finland at the live final in February.

The Global Biobased Businessplan Competition (G-BiB) is a competition for students in the United Kingdom, Finland and Germany. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation for developing bio-renewable chemical, material and/or fuel products. The G-BiB is an initiative of the BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-Cluster).

The 2020/2021 competition is organised by the THYME project in the UK, Smart Chemistry Park, operated by Turku Science Park in Finland, and Cluster Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB) in Germany

The THYME project partners are