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

IBioIC has a core team expert in all areas of IB with wider management, financial and marketing expertise amounting to more than 100 years of industry experience.
We can also provide your company with advice on business strategy, manufacturing strategy and process development.


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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Creating a leading nation for engineering innovation
IBioIC Chair Ian Shott is to be recognised with one of the Royal Academy of Engineering's most prestigious prizes thanks to his passion for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship..... more

Ingenza enjoys success at the Made in Scotland awards
Edinburgh-based Ingenza is celebrating after being named the Innovator of the Year at the 2017 Made in Scotland awards, held at the Glasgow Science Centre on the 19th of April. Now in its second year, the awards highlight the achievements of Scottish companies in sectors such as life sciences, food and drink, engineering, manufacturing and recycling..... more

Synpromics raises £5.2m of new investment
Edinburgh, UK, 19th April 2017 / Synpromics Ltd, the leading synthetic promoter and gene control company, is pleased to announce that it has completed a financing round of £5.2M. Participants included existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and private shareholders. .... more

Nine PhD Studentships awarded as part of BBSRC collaborative training partnership
The first round of industry-led PhD projects have now been awarded as part of IBioICís Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)..... more

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