Skills Programme


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.

IBioIC Skills for Industry Day 2017 - 05 May 2017

For more information about this event and to view speaker presentations from last year's event, please visit here.



IBioIC are proud to work alongside the following organisations to deliver this skills programme in Scotland.


To find out more about the Skills Programme, please contact Susanne Boyle, Skills Programme Manager, or 0141 548 3746.



IBioIC offers funding to support PhD studentships in Industrial Biotechnology equipping students with technical knowledge and transferable skills.

Find out more here.


Our Collaborative Masters in Industrial Biotechnology (IB) has been designed to create the next generation of IB-skilled practitioners. Our graduates gain invaluable industrial experience by undertaking an industrial placement at the end of the course.

Find out more here.


IBioIC, alongside Forth Valley and Glasgow Kelvin Colleges, have developed a bespoke HNC/HND in Industrial Biotechnology set to launch in August 2016.

Find out more here.


In partnership with SynbiCITE, IBioIC are bringing a 4–day MBA to Glasgow in November 2016 aimed at budding entrepreneurs in the industrial biotechnology sector.

Find out more here.


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