Commercial work

Commercial work 

To help overcome your technical barriers, we offer straightforward and responsive commercial project work. Our multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists and innovation advisors bring a combination of effective blend of specialisms to any project and we have helped over 550 local SMEs de-risk and rapidly commercialise their bio-based innovations.

We understand that some projects can’t wait for funding decisions so we will work with you to give a competitive rate for commercial projects. Depending on the nature of the work we do for you, some of your expenses may be eligible for R&D tax credits – this is something we can discuss with you if relevant.

Offering a full support package, we have a team of innovation advisors who offer market research analysis, regulatory scanning, specialist sector business advice, bid development, commercialisation and project management for those looking to develop their bio-based products or processes further than the lab.

We also support clients to build partnerships or collaborations, develop entrepreneurship skills, offer communication and marketing advice and help access overseas markets for clients wanting to build bio-based supply chains and inward investment.

Our lab facilities and flexible office space are available for short and long-term hire. If you know what you want to do but don’t have the equipment or expertise to do it, then we can look at options for you to spend time alongside our experienced technical teams.

We are really impressed with the ideas and support available at the BDC and believe they are uniquely equipped to support companies looking to enter the emerging biorefining sector. Dr Ben Huckle, External Collaboration Lead, GSK