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 at £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.

  • Bioeconomy Boost 2019

    IBioIC invites applications to their Industry-Led Accelerator Programme for collaborative projects between companies and academia.

  • Introduction to Fermentation Course August 2019

    Based in the pilot-scale FlexBio facility, this one day course is aimed at scientists, engineers, suppliers, post graduate students and postdocs wishing to learn more about bioprocessing and the biotech sector.

  • IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme – Call for Projects #7

    Call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme – Call for Projects #7 competition for projects commencing October 2020.

  • Delivering Impact for our Members

    IBioIC is simplifying its membership model to make sure we continue to be able to offer our members the tools needed to de-risk and accelerate their innovation journeys.