Launched in 2014 The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) was set up to bridge the gap between education and industry. 

We are specialists in the industrial biotechnology (IB) sector, with a deep embedded knowledge and the technical expertise to help stimulate the growth and success of the IB industry in Scotland by connecting the dots between industry, academia and government. We represent all four colours of IB, facilitating collaborations and guiding organisations from a concept or idea, through to industry adoption.

Our vision is to create a truly distinctive, world-leading innovation centre for industrial biotechnology.  We will accelerate and de-risk the development of commercially viable, sustainable solutions for high-value manufacturing in chemistry-using and life science sectors. By 2030 our target is to generate £1 to £1.5bn of Gross Value Added contribution annually to the Scottish economy, this represents a growth of revenue from today's estimated value of £190M, to between £2 and £3bn.

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Enabling growth of a new industry through...

Founding Members


Linking Communities

Whether you are from academia; industry; are a policy maker; or from an non-governmental organisation, IBioIC can forge links to help aid collaboration through events, one to one meetings, focus groups and offering advice on sources of funding.


Technological Expertise

With a core team in place and 100+ years multi-disciplinary industry relevant experience; an internationally respected industry network; and pool of world leading academic talent, IBioIC can introduce companies to industrial biotechnology at a business strategy; manufacturing; and process development level.


Providing the Tools

With two new equipment centres set to open in 2015; offering of financial support for projects; and the creation of a comprehensive skills programme from Modern Apprentice - PhD level, IBioIC is committed to providing the tools and skilled workforce the industrial biotechnology industry needs in Scotland.


IBioIC announces membership to the Bio-based Industries Consortium
Glasgow, 29 January 2015 The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is pleased to announce its membership to the BIC. The BIC represents the private sector in the BBI JU, a 3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership with the EU..... more

Microalgae make a splash in the UK cosmeceutical market
Scottish innovators have discovered an, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory carbohydrate in microscopic algae (microalgae) which has huge potential to change the cosmetics market..... more

IBioIC and SAIC offer funding for PhD projects in sustainable feeds for finfish
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) invite funding applications for PhD projects which consider biotechnology solutions to the supply of sustainable feed ingredients for the benefit of both the industrial biotechnology (IB) and aquaculture industries in Scotland..... more

AGTC and Synpromics Limited Announce R&D Collaboration to Develop Synthetic Promoters for Enhanced Gene Therapy Candidates
Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare eye diseases, and Synpromics Limited, a leading synthetic promoter development company backed by Calculus Capital, today announced they have entered into a broad, multi-target collaboration agreement. .... more

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