Bio-industry Skills, Knowledge and People Exchange (BioSKAPE) is an SFC and BBSRC funded programme to drive collaboration between business and the life sciences research base in Scotland.
From 2010 to 2013, the BioSKAPE programme will foster new links between industry and academia and provide undergraduates and PhD students with the skills that our life sciences industry demands.
There are four programmes within BioSKAPE:
1. Industry PhD Studentships (Call currently CLOSED)
The BioSKAPE programme will train twenty new PhD students and equip them with the skills and experience that the Scottish life sciences sector demands. Each student will benefit from an academic supervisor and an industry supervisor. Researchers at SULSA universities and UK and international companies are eligible to apply for a studentship award. Projects partnering with Scottish-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be given priority. More...
2. Industry Interchanges (Call currently CLOSED)
The BioSKAPE Industry Interchange programme funds short-term exchanges of researchers in either direction, between the science base and industry. The programme aims to foster new collaborations between industry and academia by providing access to knowledge, skills, expertise, equipment and facilities. The programme is open to researchers within SULSA universities and UK companies. Applications from Scottish-based SMEs will be given priority. More...
3. Undergraduate work placements (Call currently CLOSED)
The SULSA undergraduate work placement scheme gives students the opportunity to work acquire real life work experience and commercial lab skills that will improve their employment prospects. We are now looking for companies who can offer a 1 year placement for a life sciences student starting summer 2011. The programme will fund 50% of the student salary for the year. More...
The BioSKAPE Masterclasses for Industry programme supports the development by SULSA universities of Masters level training courses for graduates working in industry. Pump-priming funding of ₤10-20k per course is available. Training courses should be developed in close collaboration with industry and a clear industrial demand within Scotland must be demonstrated. This programme is co-funded by BBSRC and courses within the BBSRC remit are particularly encouraged. More...
Programme strategy and funding awards are decided by the BioSKAPE committee:
- Dr Liz Rattray (BioSKAPE Programme Manager) Interim Chair
- Scott Johnstone (Scottish Lifesciences Association (SLA), Antoxis Ltd)
- Dr Chris Hill (Merck Sharp & Dohme)
- Dr Deborah O’Neil (Novabiotics Ltd)
- Professor John Birch (Lonza Biologics)
- Murdo Black (Axis Shield)
- Professor Ruth Ross (University of Aberdeen)
- Professor Ian Gilbert (University of Dundee)
- Dr Tilo Kunath (University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Rick Randall (University of St Andrews)
- Professor Graeme Milligan (University of Glasgow)
- Dr Craig Roberts (University of Strathclyde)
1. BioSKAPE Programme Manager
Dr Liz Rattray
phone: +44 1224 274369
2. SULSA Knowledge Exchange Committee
Dr Rob Ford
Phone: +44 13827 386248
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