‘Build and Scale for a Biobased Future’ - Mini-Conference: Hosted by IBioIC (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)

Time & Location

Wednesday: 10.30 to 12.00, Stage 5


Dr Mark GronnowProcess Development Unit Leader at Biorenewables Development Centre

About this Session

Engineering Biology is a transformative technology that introduces engineering principles to biology, to design, scale, and commercialise biology derived products. Engineering Biology plays an increasingly critical role in sustainability, and the UK’s journey to Net Zero. Its importance was recently recognised by the UK Government when they announced £2 billion of investment into Engineering Biology over the next 10 years.

This session will explore all the building blocks needed to transition from chemical processing to bioprocessing. We will hear from industry and academia, highlighting the benefits Engineering Biology has brought to the development of sustainable end products. We will also introduce the UK’s support landscape for the design, build, test, and scaling of novel products and processes harnessing the power of Engineering Biology.