Sustainable manufacturing will be at the forefront of chemical sciences in Scotland over the next ten years. Providing the right environment for sustainable manufacturing to flourish is at the core of the strategy, as laid out by our industry leadership group Chemical Sciences Scotland. We focus on three areas of sustainable manufacturing:
As part of that broader strategy, we've made a plan for industrial biotechnology (IB) in Scotland. Our mission is to grow IB-related turnover to £900m by 2025, and establish biorefinery and biochemical operations in Scotland in the same period. The IB innovation centre, IBioIC, is designed to encourage the commercialisation of biotech solutions in both the chemical and life sciences sectors.
Continuous manufacturing is essential to sustainability. Our centre for continuous manufacturing and crystalisation (CMAC) helps industry to exploit the advantages of this technology. CMAC aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing processes, systems and plants - all for the low-cost, sustainable production of high quality chemical products.
If you're looking for a site with existing assets in terms of utility, feedstock, and supply chain, Scotland can offer excellent opportunities to co-locate with companies in areas with all of these things. Within our designated Enterprise Areas, companies benefit from generous incentives which range from discounted business rates to high speed broadband.