Bringing Researchers & Industry Partners Together

Our Mission is to establish a network of research and innovation capacity catalysing collaboration with industry in the study of biofilms to achieve breakthrough innovation.

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre is an Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC) jointly funded by the BBSRC, Innovate UK, and the Hartree Centre. At NBIC we aim to connect  scientists specialising in Biofilms across the UK, and to provide a mechanism for industrial partners to explore their unmet needs with our researchers . With our roadmapping sessions and conferences, we aim to facilitate the exchange of problems , solutions and ideas in the biofilms sector. Through our PhD and Post-Doc programs, we will nurture researchers to grow their expertise . We will also provide entrepreneur training to our researchers to help them better understand  the commercial environment  and encourage the start-up of Micro and SME businesses.

Through all this we aim to ensure the UK can remain a Global leader in Biofilms R&D.

Building Connections

Connecting the many universities and companies with interests in biofilms, NBIC is creating a vibrant cross-sectoral community within the UK and globally, providing opportunities for research collaboration and innovation.

Research partners