OUR ROLE & FOCUS

IBioIC’s role, as a specialist in the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) sector, is to stimulate the growth of the IB sector in Scotland to £900 million by 2025.

Our strategic areas of focus are:

  1. Industry/academia collaboration
  2. De-risking scale-up
  3. Developing competitive opportunities
  4. Providing a skilled workforce

"It’s great to see how quickly IBioIC has established a high profile across the UK and internationally. IB professionals throughout the world recognise the Innovation Centre as the entry point to the IB community in Scotland."
Sandy Dobbie, Chairman, Marine Biopolymers Ltd.

 

The Innovation Centre Programme

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council with support from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Innovation Centre programme was first launched back in 2012. Since then, £120m (2013-18) has been invested in eight Innovation Centres across a range of key sectors. Everything from sensing to stratified medicine, digital health and care to data, aquaculture to oil and gas, and biotechnology to construction.

The common aim of each and every one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres is to help businesses large and small increase the pace of innovation and in turn help both our economy and our people to flourish and prosper.

Find out more at: www.innovationcentres.scot

The Innovation Centre programme has been registered with the European Commission as a General Block Exemption Scheme. Further information is available at: www.sfc.ac.uk/innovationcentres-stateaid