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CeeD welcomes IBioIC
CeeD are delighted to welcome IBioIC as a new member to our network.
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) connects industry with academic expertise and government to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation, to bring new biotechnology processes and products to the global market. It does this by offering scale-up facilities, talent development, funding provision, networking opportunities and promotion of Scotland's unique assets.
IBioIC was established in 2014 to fulfil the aims of the National Plan for IB to grow a £900M biotechnology industry in Scotland by 2025. It has already leveraged over £50M of funding from a £10M initial award in its first five years and has doubled the sector size to over £350M, putting it on track to deliver the National Plan targets.
The Centre currently supports over 130 companies, 50 research projects, and works with 18 Scottish universities and research institutes. Over 100 students are currently engaged in IBioIC educational programmes, with a further 100 having already graduated. The Centre is hosted by the University of Strathclyde and located in the Glasgow City Innovation District, a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration.
CeeD and IBioIC will be working on a number of joint initiatives over the coming months so do keep an eye out for these, particularly as our Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Builder (AMCB) activities continue to grow.
The Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder is part-funded by the 2014–2020 European Structural and Investment Fund.