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.

  • COVID-19 updates

    COVID-19 updates website
  • BioPilotsUK

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

    BioPilotsUK website
  • BioVale

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

    BioVale website
  • PAPI

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

    PAPI website

    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
  • 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

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

    FERA website
  • 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
  • Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet)

    BBSRC phase II NIBB network dedicated to developing new and improved processes for the conversion of non-food biomass into sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials.

    Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) website
  • High Value Biorenewables Network (HvBNet)

    One of six Phase II BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC) funded for five years from January 2019

    High Value Biorenewables Network (HvBNet) website
  • _Connect

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

    _Connect website
  • 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
  • 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

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

    CATCH website
  • 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

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

    YCF website

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