THYME project - Teesside, Hull and York - mobilising bioeconomy knowledge exchange


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Lead higher education institution (HEI): University of York
HEI partners: University of Hull and Teesside University

CCF follow on funding award £1,812,000

THYME has been awarded a further £1.8M of funding from Research England to continue a highly successful collaboration between the Universities of Teesside, Hull and York. THYME is led by the University of York and delivered in partnership with the Biorenewables Development Centre. The universities will continue to work together to develop innovation assets and drive increased productivity in the bioeconomy across the Tees Valley, the Humber and Yorkshire. The fast-growing bioeconomy represents a major economic opportunity for the UK, particularly for the North of England, which has world-class bioeconomy assets in academia and industry.  

With over £2M investment in research and innovation projects, THYME is developing strategic partnerships and progressing commercial opportunities with industry to drive growth in the region’s bioeconomy. A further series of ‘intercluster’ events will be developed as well as entrepreneurial training workshops to support the bio-based businesses. Work will continue to develop the Virtual THYME Region (VTR) project which maps the regional bioeconomy assets as well as continuing to engage the public and school children through outreach activities.

The innovations kick-started by THYME will help to boost economic growth, paving the way to a more sustainable future where industry uses renewable sources of raw materials.