Regulatory scanning

Regulation Scanning BDC

Regulatory scanning 

The innovation pipeline - from academic research through to commercialisation and deployment - involves change to existing processes, introduction of new ones, and development of new products. As part of responsible research and innovation, we actively encourage our academic, industry partners and clients to examine the associated processes, including intellectual property as well as understanding the appropriate regulatory environment.

Not only does this give assurance to funders and investors that potential costly hurdles are being actively reviewed, but it supports partners in realising other opportunities that might be appropriate. The bioeconomy covers a wide range of sectors. We have experience of the following regulations, and their growing portfolio:

  • Nagoya and access and benefit sharing 
  • Novel foods
  • Plant protection products
  • Biocides
  • Animal by-products
  • REACH
  • GMO regulations
  • GxP (e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Clinical Practice)
  • Working with Hazardous Organisms (ACDP regulations)
  • Cosmetics regulations
  • Pharmaceutical development regulations
  • Regulations relating to AD including fertiliser regulations and PAS

We have worked with a range of clients in the UK and EU to help them understand the regulatory impact of their technology and start addressing aspects that a regulator would need to review early in the process.  Whilst we are not regulatory advisers, we have extensive connections with specialists and regulators in the UK and EU to help navigate what can be daunting landscape.

Desk-based support

Communications advice

Communications advice

We work with bio-based businesses and projects to increase awareness of their products, processes or project.

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Entrepreneurial skills development

Entrepreneurial skills development

If you are an entrepreneur or a start-up in the bioeconomy, we can help you develop and commercialise your product or process.

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Laboratory and office access

Laboratory and office access

We have state-of-the-art research and development biorefinery, pilot scale laboratory facilities and flexible office space available for hire.

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Market research

Market research

We add value through market research activity, new and existing product or customer discovery research.

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Overseas markets access

Overseas markets access

We have been part of several international projects, our expertise range from project management, communication and dissemination support to accessing our research and development knowledge and equipment.

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Project management

Project management

We have a vast amount of experience in managing national and international projects as well smaller one to one projects for our pre-funded support programmes aimed at regional SMEs.

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Regulatory scanning

Regulatory scanning

As part of responsible research and innovation, we actively encourage our academic, industry partners and clients to examine the associated processes, including intellectual property as well as understanding the appropriate regulatory environment.

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Valorisation options appraisal

Valorisation options appraisal

Bio-based materials including various types of waste, can be assessed to determine how they can be used to produce valuable products.

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