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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Moredun Partners with Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre
The Moredun Research Institute are now an academic partner of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) which aims to stimulate the growth of the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) industry in Scotland.Industrial Biotechnology is an enabling technology that uses biological substances, systems and processes to produce materials, chemicals and energy..... more

The work of the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group (SIBDG) has been instrumental in attracting the major IB Event to Glasgow next month, 18-20th October 2016, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB 2016). .... more

IBioIC selected as finalist for ‘Team of the Year’ in the IChemE Global Awards 2016
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) announced today that it has been selected as a Finalist for ‘Team of the Year’ in the IChemE Global Awards 2016. .... more

With the UK a Party to the Nagoya Protocol, Regulatory Delivery raises awareness of Access and Benefit Sharing
Regulatory Delivery, a Directorate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is working to raise awareness of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and associated regulatory requirements among relevant UK sectors, including those using biotechnology. .... more

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