"My research experience and its commercial application has been complemented by the training and additional opportunities offered by the IBioIC’s CTP programme.  This work would not have been possible without the funding through the IBioIC CTP and we look forward to continuing this successful research "

James Marshall, University of Manchester, 3rd Year IBioIC PhD

"The training provided through the IBioIC-CTP programme is separate from the technical training I have received as part of my PhD but has expanded my knowledge and understanding of the industrial biotechnology world and how to effectively promote myself and my research to different groups."

Alison Hughes, University of Strathclyde, 3rd Year IBioIC PhD

IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership

Supporting the Sustainable Growth of the

Bioeconomy through Industry-led Skills Development 

The IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) funds four year studentships leading to the degree of PhD. The end goal of the IBioIC CTP is to provide students with the skills required to significantly contribute to the growth of the biotechnology industry. Our aim is to make our students 'Industry Ready'. 

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Training Programme

Our Cohort

Student Experience

Looking for PhD project funding?

The call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme in October 2021 is now open. We have 15 fully-funded 4-year BBSRC studentships to award to academic and industrial partnerships across the UK.


Closing date for application has been extended to Monday 9th November 2020 (12 noon)

IBioIC PhD Funding

IBioIC Open Call for 2021 Projects 

News & Upcoming Events

2021 Call Extension

The deadline for the 2021 PhD call has been extended to 9th November 2020 to allow partnerships more time to apply during this difficult period. 

Find out how to apply here.  

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