About BioPilotsUK

BioPilotsUK is a collaboration created by four established biorefining open-access centres who recognise the importance of partnerships to develop UK bio-based value chains. Together, we de-risk the commercialisation of bio-based products and processes by trialling new technologies to ensure our partners are investing in the right technologies for their business.

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Our vision

The UK as a global leader in biorefining technology development and bio-based product manufacture within a sustainable high-value bioeconomy.

Our mission

  • Provide a stable, integrated, cost-effective pilot and process development service linked to the higher education (HE) sector for the benefit of bio-based industries and the bioeconomy
  • Work collectively and internationally to increase knowledge and capabilities in biorefining and industrial biotechnology (IB)
  • Nurture the development of SMEs and larger companies to support the growth of bio-based value chains

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“The Centre’s at IBioIC provide a wealth of opportunities for companies and organisations across a range of sectors in Scotland and the wider UK. The advanced equipment on offer is facilitating some truly innovative projects that are resulting in new products and processes, and helping to grow the industrial biotechnology industry in the UK.”

– Ian Archer, Technical Director, IBioIC