Centre for Engineering Biology

For Industry

Work with us

We have excellent working relationships with a wide range of businesses – from start ups through to major multinationals – across multiple markets. Our door is always open.

What we can offer:

  • Access to our state-of-the art facilities and associated expertise
  • In-house training on specialist equipment
  • Consultancy and fee-for-service work
  • Collaborative research and development
  • Technology licensing opportunities
  • Opportunities to invest in spin out companies

Case Studies

Read about some of our collaborations 

Strategic collaboration with FujiFilm announced

The Centre is delighted to be involved in the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) “Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0” collaboration.

Natural blue colouring pioneers win collaboration award

Researchers from SynthSys and the biotech firm Scot Bio have won a prestigious Scottish Life Sciences Award for their pioneering collaboration on natural blue colourants.


For further information, or to discuss your specific needs,  please contact 

Dr Emma Elliott (PhD, RTTP)

Business Development and Consultancy Team Manager for the School of Biological Sciences

  • Edinburgh Innovations

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  • Normal working hours are 8am – 4pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-11am Friday

Dr Lorraine Kerr

Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

  • Edinburgh Innovations

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