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

The fast-growing bioeconomy represents a major economic opportunity for the UK and particularly for the North of England, which has world-class bioeconomy assets. This project is a new collaboration between the higher education (HE) partners York, Hull and Teesside to build the bioeconomy sector across Yorkshire, Humberside and the Tees Valley.  In collaboration with regional innovation clusters, industry, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and the wider community, the universities will deliver projects focused upon 3 areas: transforming bio-based waste into new products; converting industrial sites by re-purposing them for bio-based manufacturing; growing the productivity of the region’s bioeconomy as a whole by bringing together research and commercialisation capabilities within the three universities. The project aims to build on the innovation capability of Yorkshire, Humber and Teesside to overcome identified barriers to growth, so maximising the potential of the regional bioeconomy.