The SIBDG Chair will be appointed in a personal capacity, based on expertise and capability, and not as a company or organisational representative.

Background to the Role
The National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology (IB), delivered by the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group, aims to transform the competitiveness and sustainability of industries in Scotland by developing and applying IB within the emerging bioeconomy, growing industrial biotechnology related turnover in Scotland to £900m by 2025.

SIBDG Group Remit
The Group meets 4 times a year and is charged with driving the delivery of the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology by:

  • Developing and delivering implementation plans for each theme;
  • Identifying areas of opportunity and potential projects;
  • Ensuring full partner participation and identifying funding support as projects develop; Developing IB as a Scottish Investment proposition;
  • Identifying and starting to address Education and Training issues e.g. use of SFC funding to scale up degree courses and develop IB related content/engineering content

Purpose of the Role
The Chair of the SIBDG plays a pivotal role in the implementation of the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology. They will be responsible for providing leadership to the group, the smooth running of the quarterly meetings and for setting the agenda for each meeting in consultation with Scottish Enterprise and the theme leads.

Please refer to the attached Chair Application and TOR for more details and application process.