Please find below a list of networks and links to other organisations that may be useful to you, whether you are a regional SME or just interested in the bioeconomy! NB this is not an endorsement of their content.

If you think there is another organisation we should be listing here, please let us know.

  • BioPilotsUK logo


    BioPilotsUK is an alliance of Open Access Biorefining Centres, including the BDC, helping transform bio-based feedstocks into useful products.

    BioPilotsUK website
  • BioVale logo_colour


    An innovation cluster to support and promote development of the bio-based economy in Yorkshire and the Humber

    BioVale website
  • Papi logo


    Funding for small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to improve their products and processes

    PAPI website
  • NNFCC logo


    Established by the UK Government in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre, NNFCC has grown to become a leading UK consultancy focused on understanding biorenewable markets and technologies.

    NNFCC website
  • Chamber

    The Chamber – Leeds, York and North Yorkshire

    The Chamber is a 2,000 strong business network which works hard to support and represent local businesses.

    The Chamber – Leeds, York and North Yorkshire website
  • fera-logo


    Experts in safety, security & sustainability across the agri-food chain. Right from agrochem to food safety & lab proficiency.

    FERA website
  • Bio-based Industries Consortium

    Bio-based Industries Consortium

    The Bio-based Industries Initiative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)

    Bio-based Industries Consortium website
  • LBNet Nibb logo

    Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet)

    BBSCRC NIBB network dedicated to creating economic value by developing novel chemical, material and fuel processes using lignocellulosic biomass.

    Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) website
  • HVCfP Nibb logo

    High Value Chemicals from Plants Network

    BBSRC NIBB network that aims to develop the UK as a leading producer of high value chemicals from plants.

    High Value Chemicals from Plants Network website
  • _Connect link


    An initiative from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board with the singular aim of making open innovation happen.

    _Connect website
  • EEN logo

    Enterprise Network Europe

    In Yorkshire and Humber, this service is delivered by three local organisations which are dedicated to helping businesses get the information and advice they need to compete effectively here in the UK and the rest of Europe.

    Enterprise Network Europe website
  • FSB logo

    Federation of Small Businesses

    The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.

    Federation of Small Businesses website
  • HCF logo


    HCF Ltd is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy and renewable industries in the Humber region.

    HCF website
  • SCY logo

    Science City York

    Link in with SCY and you’ll be at the centre of a network of 3000+ key contacts across more than 1500 businesses, universities, research companies, and local & central government.

    Science City York website
  • YCF logo


    YCF are a membership organisation for the manufacturing industry and its supply chain.

    YCF website

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