IBioIC has the task of generating £1-£1.5bn of GVA to the Scottish Economy by 2025 from the industrialisation of biology, and it requires a pipeline of talented people to deliver this. As highlighted in the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, Scotland faces a series of challenges in maximising its development of IB in Scotland, which includes skills shortages. At IBioIC, our direct response to this has been to create an all-encompassing and cross-disciplinary skills programme that covers life sciences, chemical sciences and engineering to meet the demands of this growing industry. We have created bespoke educational programmes in direct response to industry need and designed programmes to specifically meet this need across all educational levels from Modern Apprenticeships, Higher National Diploma (HND in Industrial Biotechnology), the UK’s first collaborative MSc in Industrial Biotechnology and PhD studentships with Universities across Scotland and industrial partners across the UK.
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IBioIC offers funding to support PhD studentships in Industrial Biotechnology equipping students with technical knowledge and transferable skills.
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