Date lodged: 5 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what knowledge transfer partnerships have been established regarding industrial biorefining, and how many of these feed into live projects.
Answered by: Ivan McKee 5 March 2019
Realising the full economic potential of this sector requires collaboration, knowledge transfer and partnerships across the public and private sectors. The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre was established with funding from Scottish Government (through Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council) and has a specific remit to deliver knowledge and expertise between industry and academia. It currently has an active portfolio of eighteen industry-led projects.