From concept to adoption, enabling bio-based growth

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About IBioIC

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) connects industry with academic expertise and government to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation, to bring new biotechnology processes and products to the global market. It does this by offering scale-up facilities, talent development, funding provision, networking opportunities and promotion of Scotland's unique assets.

IBioIC was established in 2014 to fulfil the aims of the National Plan for IB to grow a £900M biotechnology industry in Scotland by 2025. It has already leveraged over £50M of funding from a £10M initial award in its first five years and has doubled the sector size to over £350M, putting it on track to deliver the National Plan targets.

The Centre currently supports over 130 companies, 50 research projects, and works with 18 Scottish universities and research institutes. Over 100 students are currently engaged in IBioIC educational programmes, with a further 100 having already graduated. The Centre is hosted by the University of Strathclyde and located in the Glasgow City Innovation District, a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration.






  • IBioIC Innovation Fund

    IBioIC invites applications to their Innovation Fund for collaborative projects between companies and academia.

    Funding of up to £100,000 is available to support costs incurred by Academic Partners to be matched by cash/in-kind contribution from Industry.

  • Scale Up Accelerator 2019

    This open call for projects gives SMEs the unique opportunity to develop, optimise and scale-up their bioprocesses in partnership with our Scale-Up Team, utilising specialist equipment within our Bioprocessing Scale-Up Centres at Heriot Watt University and the University of Strathclyde.