Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)
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. The strategic areas of focus are:
- Industry/academia collaboration
- De-risking scale-up
- Developing competitive opportunities
- Providing a skilled workforce
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.