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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Application requests for TEDxGlasgow Award 2017
TEDxGlasgow is looking for innovative ideas that dare to make positive change. We want to provide a platform to share big ideas and offer support to develop them into an idea worth doing..... more

£700k investment in Scottish microenterprises to help meet £400m industrial biotechnology goal
Small businesses in Scotland are set to receive a significant boost as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) announces over £700,000 of investment for Scottish microenterprises specialising in industrial biotechnology (IB)..... more

Synpromics announces collaboration with Sartorius Stedim Cellca to develop improved biologicals manufacturing process using synthetic promoters
Synpromics Ltd, the leading synthetic promoter and gene control company, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Sartorius Stedim Cellca (Cellca) to evaluate and test its customised synthetic promoters with Sartoriusí proprietary mammalian production cell platform. The goal of the programme is to reduce timelines and increase yields in the development of stable cell lines for the production of biopharmaceuticals..... more

£2.6M IBioIC studentships to boost skills in UK bioscience
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) announces today the success of its application to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) competition. .... more

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