The IBLF is a dedicated team to drive and support uptake of industrial biotechnology (IB) in the UK manufacture of chemicals and materials.

£12bn potential UK market for IB in chemicals manufacture by 2025.

Many commercialised UK manufactured IB products and processes already, including >300 biocatalytic processes; >400 fermentations; >1000 bio-based products.

UK Research Councils and Innovate UK has recently committed significant investment in facilities and R&D projects for IB: 13 Networks focussing on IB and Bioenergy; £45m IB Catalyst Fund for R&D and innovation projects in 2014.


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New call for up to ten Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is delighted to announce that a call for up to ten Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will open on Monday 22nd June 2015.   These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to...

Find out more about European funding for biobased products and materials in our webinar on 7th July

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to take part in a webinar on European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 from 12:00 to 13:30 (BST). This webinar will primarily focus on the  €100 million Call for Proposals by...

Technology inspired innovation competition now open for registrations

Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas.  The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well positioned to respond to market opportunities across a range of...

Upcoming events

Mon 06 Jul 2015

Molecular Modelling of Carbohydrates

10:00 until 16:00

This one day meeting will present state-of-the-art research on using computational chemistry...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Tue 07 Jul 2015

Expanding the role of universities in local economic growth

All Day

This seminar will focus on ways in which universities can increase their role in the growth of...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Tue 07 Jul 2015

Where next: Industrial Biotechnology?

09:30 until 10:30

BIO-TIC Webinars are designed to allow you to l Learn how Industrial Biotechnology can be...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Communicating the Bioeconomy

Communicating the bioeconomy' – a series of infographics prepared by the three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils (IBLF, ATLC, SBLC). Further information on these infographics is available on request via

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IB Newsletter - July 2015

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