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


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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.




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Technological Expertise

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. 




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Providing the Tools

IBioIC is committed to providing the tools and skilled workforce the industrial biotechnology industry needs in Scotland through:

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News

IBioIC announces establishment of Doctoral Training Centre
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has announced that it has established the Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (SCDT) in Industrial Biotechnology..... more

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign Bioeconomy MoU
Brussels, 21 June 2016 Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy..... more

New 1.7m centre opens at Heriot-Watt boosting Scottish industrial biotech capabilities
Today, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) opens a brand new bioprocessing centre, allowing hundreds of UK businesses to scale-up and commercialise their concepts without outsourcing abroad. .... more

Novel sugar replacement from microalgae: Grant funding success for GlycoMar, MicroA, and Mars Chocolate
Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar, Norwegian technology company MicroA, and Mars Chocolate are pleased to announce success in securing funding from Innovate UK and Innovation Norway, under the highly competitive Industrial Biotechnology (IB) Catalyst funding competition..... more





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