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.

 

News button Events button Funding button

 

Featured News

Key enabling technologies foster economic growth, especially in low-tech EU regions

A first-time analysis finds that key enabling technologies (KETs) – such as nano electronics or industrial biotechnologies – directly boost EU regions’ growth.  Comparison with...

Register now for biobased industries funding information and consortium building event, 3 March, Manchester

European Funding for Biobased Industries - Information and Consortium Building Event, 3rd March 2016, Manchester This free to attend event will give details about the new...

EFIB PitchFest 2016: New investor-ready programme for innovative SMEs

Are you… An innovative SME and have a technology or process that meets the bioeconomy agenda Seeking a minimum €1 million investment? Looking for free business...

Publications



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 
bioeconomy@bbsrc.ac.uk.

journey of ib front cover
   

 

EFIB 2016 registration open

Super Early Bird registration ends 11 March.

KTN's IB Newsletter

Meet the Members