IBioIC is recognised as a European centre of excellence for industry-led research through its support for collaborative industry/academic projects and initiatives. IBioIC has also developed bespoke training programmes at PhD, MSc and HND level to ensure the industry has the necessary skilled workforce to innovate in Scotland.

In addition to skilling the workforce of the future in formal programmes, IBioIC also has the responsibility for up and cross skilling the existing workforce, to ensure that this dynamic and developing sector can respond rapidly to change.  New CPD opportunities are available on a regular basis.


For more information on how membership of IBioIC can give you access to our extensive range of skills-related support, contact our Business Development Manager

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What if bio-industry could influence education?

    As an extension to IBioICs engagement with the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) on the development of the research, demonstration and flagship funding programme, the IBioIC community has a unique opportunity to influence the skills provision across Europe.

  • 82% of our 2017-18 MSc graduates are now employed or in further study within six months of graduating

    IBioIC celebrates a further twenty five industry-ready graduates from its’ 4th cohort of the MSc in Industrial Biotechnology to make a total of 89 graduates entering work or higher education to date, creating a demonstrable impact on the IB workforce in Scotland.