We’ve joined the IBioIC community
We have joined the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), who connect the biotech industry with academic expertise and government. As members, we are looking forward to networking with academics working in applied biology and our fellow biotech professionals both in the UK and further afield.
As new members of the IBioIC community, we are looking forward to meeting our fellow members through the fantastic networking opportunities available. We have joined this community at a pivotal time, with the Annual Conference taking place next month. The event has moved online for the first time due to Covid, however there are still plenty of opportunities to meet lots of new and interesting people from the Scottish biotech neighbourhood. Finally, thanks to the IBioIC, we hope to achieve a new phase of growth for our business. They offer a very attractive set of proof of concept and developmental grants, which will enable us to undertake exciting projects with academic partners, and deliver innovation otherwise beyond our reach. We have a whole range of exciting ideas for our CellMaker range, which we can now start putting into practice.
The future of the Scottish biotech sector is bright and we are delighted to be a part of it. As we grow, we hope to support a new generation of bright minds by taking part in professional training, MSc and PhD programmes, supported by the IBioIC. In the future, we also hope to support new interns too, just watch this space!
Funded by Strathclyde University in 2014, the IBioIC was initially tasked with growing the biotechnology industry in Scotland, and is now the largest innovation support organisation in Scotland. Working with academics and industry, they provide support as follows:
• Funding: for MSc and PhD studentships
• PoC projects: that we plan to use this year to test and develop new applications for the CellMaker
• Events: including an annual conference attended by over 500 delegates
• Contractable labs: in the Strathclyde tech park and the Heriot Watt University tech park
• Talent development: with support in hiring and a CPD programme
• Promotion: using their extensive networks