IBioIC Feasibility Fund

Closing Date: 03/06/2024

Funding for collaborative research projects between companies and academia in Scotland in all areas of industrial biotechnology.

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) was established in 2014 to grow the industrial biotechnology sector in Scotland. It is a networking and support organisation that connects industry, academia and government to bring biotechnology processes and products to the global market.

The Feasibility Fund provides funding for industry-led collaborative research projects linking businesses in Scotland with the expertise of academics to assist with biotech-focused proof of concept studies. Successful projects will demonstrate a proof of concept for a product, process or service with the potential to deliver jobs and/or economic growth to Scotland.

Projects must demonstrate a route to follow on funding or commercial application and must evidence collaborative knowledge exchange and research between Industrial Partners and at least one of Scotland’s Higher Education Institutes’ (HEI) research teams.

IBioIC invites projects in all fields of industrial biotechnology, encompassing, but not restricted to, the application of biology in:

  • Biorefining.
  • Food and drink.
  • Biotech in textiles, materials and construction.
  • Biomanufacturing.
  • Waste management.
  • Enzymes and catalysts.
  • Downstream processing.
  • Agritech.
  • Biopharmaceuticals.

Projects should be aligned to achieving Scotland’s National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology and provide innovative solutions to an industrial biotechnology issue.

Funding body Scottish Funding Council
Maximum value £30,000
Reference ID S26213
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Fund or call Fund