From concept to adoption, enabling bio-based growth

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 entrpreneurship, 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.

  • Bioeconomy Opportunities for Fish By-products and Mortalities

    Zero Waste Scotland and IBioIC have announced a funding opportunity for projects that will add value to fish processing by-products and mortalities in Scotland.

  • Aspiring Professionals Programme

    The Social Mobility Foundation is inviting organisations in Scotland’s Central Belt to meet, engage with, and provide support to high-achieving S5/S6 students through their Aspiring Professionals Programme.

  • 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.

  • Scientific Advisory Board members call

    The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is looking for representatives from industry to volunteer to join its Scientific Advisory Board.