Our vision is to create a truly distinctive, world leading innovation centre for industrial biotechnology (IB). We will accelerate and de-risk the development of commercially viable, sustainable solutions for high-value manufacturing in chemistry-based and life science sectors. In doing so we will establish an innovation and growth engine yielding substantial economic impact and delivering increasing and sustainable wealth creation, prosperity and employment.
A critical component to the successful development of IB in Scotland will be the availability of a skilled workforce. IBioIC is delivering the following all-encompassing educational programme that the industry is demanding which includes a new HNC/HND Industrial Biotechnology qualification in collaboration with Forth Valley College and Glasgow Kelvin College, drawing upon the experiences and skills of our PhD student STEM Ambassadors, a collaborative MSc in Industrial Biotechnology, a range of PhD Studentships at Universities across Scotland and a STEM programme available on request to any Scottish school.