Synthetic biology has the potential to transform your business
Whatever your business sector or size, partnering with SynbiCITE can help you seize a competitive advantage.
A disruptive technology like synthetic biology has the potential to transform your business, whether by generating new materials, chemicals and energy, understanding biological computation, or by increasing the productivity of industrial processes.
Access to knowledge and expertise
We have available an extensive network of experts, working in synthetic biology, spread across our academic and industrial partners. Also, SynbiCITE has the embedded technical knowledge and commercial expertise to facilitate the growth and success of industry by acting as a conduit for industry, academia and investors. We have successfully helped and prepared our partners find investors, customers and collaborators for funding opportunities.
We can act as a broker to help companies identify suitable partners capable of providing synthetic biology solutions to their problems. We work by either finding synthetic biology researchers or start-ups that are already working in this area and have solved similar problems and bring the parties together.
We have also facilitated and led industry-supported ‘sandpits’ around specific problems to uncover innovative solutions. Sandpits and problem-solution brokerage meeting provide the opportunity to directly influence the direction of synthetic biology research. All our industrial and academic partners are invited to participate in scientific and problem-solution brokerage meetings.
Exploring new technologies
We can reduce the barrier to entry into synthetic biology by offering the resources and facilities to explore this exciting new technology. We have provide companies with easy access to investigate how synthetic biology can benefit your business, allowing a case to be built, before deciding to invest in the technology. Access to the Foundry at Imperial College provides users with a state of the art facility for DNA synthesis and assembly.