Strategically supported institutes

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) eight strategically supported research institutes represent a portfolio of vibrant, dynamic and diverse bioscience national capabilities. They have deep connections across the research and innovation ecosystem. They are:

BBSRC supports world-leading research through institute strategic programmes grants as well as investment in their core capabilities.

Their research underpins key sectors of the UK economy and helps generate wealth and job creation across a broad range of industry sectors, including (but not limited to):

  • agriculture
  • bioenergy
  • biotechnology
  • food and drink
  • health
  • pharmaceuticals

They have strong links with business, industry and the wider research community and play a key role in supporting and shaping policy development both in the UK and internationally.

The BBSRC institute strategy details our vision and approach to supporting and working in partnership with strategically supported institutes. The strategy focuses on three core themes of capability, connectivity and culture.

View our digital brochure to find out more about our strategically supported institutes and the world-class research they undertake with BBSRC funding.

Last updated: 25 May 2023

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