IBioIC Summer School 

Need help funding your bioprocessing projects?

There are a variety of grants available within Scotland and the UK to assist with the development of your products and processes.

We can link you to funders, help progress your project applications, as well as introduce you to partners and aid consortia building through the wider IBioIC network - contact us for support.

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The IBioIC Scale up Accelerator Programme can help support projects within our bioprocessing facilities.

For further information click here or contact a member of our Technical Team.

For more information on other funding offered by IBioIC click here.


The RSE grants funding and awards to recognise excellence and support leading research that benefits Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing.

Enterprise Fellowships offer a leading business development and training programme for the higher education sector; enabling researchers to develop into world-class entrepreneurs.

Secure an equity-free support package of funding and training support worth up to £90,000!

For More information on what a fellowship could include, eligibility, application details and other current and future funding opportunities please see the RSE website

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High Value Biorenewables Network is a BBSRC NIBB who offers a range of funding and networking opportunities. HVB will fund three Enterprise Fellowships to provide support for an individual to enable progress of a concept towards commercialisation. Funding of up to £70,000 will be awarded per fellowship and duration will be up to one year. Enterprise Fellows will be supported by a mentor funded by HVB.


For more information about HVB Enterprise Fellowships and other opportunities, visit their website 


Scottish Enterprise (SE) offer a wide variety of business support, advice and funding to companies in Scotland. The SMART: SCOTLAND grant of up £100,000 is designed to help small to medium sized enterprises undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint. 

For more information about SMART and other SE products, visit their website 


The Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund provides grant funding opportunities to businesses and organisations in Scotland seeking to create a more circular economy (CE), by:

Exploring markets for new CE products

Development and adoption of innovative business models for new CE products and services

Development and uptake of innovative technologies, products and services to support a CE

For more information, visit the ZWS website

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BBSRC provide a wide range of funding opportunities for academics to pursue word-class research across bioscience. A variety of grants are available for individuals and collaborative groups. Funding targeted at industrial partnerships includes the BBSRC Industrial Partnership Awards (grants of up to £500,000 towards total project costs, with at lease 10% cash contribution from the industrial partner), and the Stand-Alone LINK (50% grant funding of projects up to a value of £1M with 50% matched in-kind contribution from industry).


BBSRC, along with EPSRC, have committed £11 million to fund 6 unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBBS). Pump-prime funding to support academic and industry partnered projects is available through these.

To find out more about BBSRC funding and the NIBBS, visit their website 


Innovate UK provide UK businesses with the opportunity to apply for funding to develop their innovative technologies through open and themed competitions

Visit their website to search for the latest funding calls