University of York – BioYorkshire for bio-based innovation

BioYorkshire at the University of York will use biobased innovation to transform Yorkshire’s economy through world-class research and translation facilities, a network of specialised business incubators, training, networking and entrepreneurial support. It will use the region’s established science base to deliver biobased production of chemicals, materials and fuels. The project will also support net-zero food production, farming and wider land use practices. There will be world-leading science infrastructure and training for bioeconomy entrepreneurs and innovators, including a global bioeconomy institute and an accelerator for green businesses. The project aims to create 4,000 highly skilled jobs, support over 800 bioeconomy start-ups and spin outs by 2030, reduce CO2 emissions by 2.8 million tonnes and generate £5bn for the north of England by 2030.

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