Project:

Centre for Environmental Biotechnology

Overview:

This project will explore the use of biological processes as low carbon alternatives to products and industrial manufacturing processes.

Based at Bangor University, the project will research unique enzymes and how they can transform into products that have less impact on the environment than current materials and industrial chemicals. This will support uptake of lower impact manufacturing technologies by businesses and work towards decarbonisation. 

Ambition North Wales is working with lead sponsor, Bangor University to develop this project.

Lead Sponsor:

 

Objectives

Grant capture

Building on an initial £5m investment into research capacity

New Opportunities

New collaborations in innovative research areas and across sectors such as Life Sciences

New Researchers

Attract specialist by providing access to the latest equipment and developing the research and development pipeline

Investment Targets

£3m

Growth Deal

£6.6m

Other Public Sector

£0m

Private Sector

£9.6m

Total Investment

Which stage has the project reached?

Stage01.
Determine the Project context:

The planning phase of the spending proposal. Assessing the strategic context for the project and demonstrating how it provides synergy with other projects within the portfolio.

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Stage02.
Preparing the Strategic Outline Case:

The scoping phase of the project. Making the case for change and identifying the preferred way forward.

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Stage03.
Preparing the Outline Business Case:

The planning phase for the project. Identifying the options that provide value for money, confirming the affordability of the project and determining the arrangements for the successful delivery of the project. 

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Stage04.
Approval of the Outline Business Case:

The Outline Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the procurement phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage05.
Preparing the Full Business Case:

The procurement phase of the project. Recording the findings of the procurement and confirming the management arrangements for the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project.  

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Stage06.
Approval of the Full Business Case:

The Full Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the implementation phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage07.
Project implementation and monitoring:

The project implementation phase. The Full Business Case is used as a reference point to deliver the project and monitor progress. 

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Stage08.
Project Evaluation:

The post project implementation stage. Evaluating how well the project was delivered and lessons learnt.  The Full Business Case is used to determine the extent the anticipated benefits were delivered and realised.

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Key Members

  • Professor Morag McDonald Dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bangor University
  • Bryn Jones Senior Strategic Innovation & Partnerships Officer, Bangor University
  • Robyn Lovelock Programme Manager
  • Angharad Evans Graduate Growth Deal Project Manager