GoBio is improving the supply and demand of bioproducts to grow our regional bioeconomy

We’re doing this by focusing on emerging sectors that capitalise on our world-class research and industrial assets and provide visions of our bioeconomy future.

To move towards this future, we’re raising awareness of opportunities, understanding local challenges, building common resources and growing bioeconomy champions.

What we’ve achieved so far

Events run in 2017

Researchers engaged

Sub-sectors mapped

Bioeconomy businesses supported

A research and industry opportunity

 The East of England has world-class assets across key bioeconomy sectors, in both established industries and cutting-edge areas of technology.






The Programme

To grow the regional bioeconomy, GoBio is looking to bring the researchers and companies behind new bioproducts closer to market success, and connect them with the region’s other major industrial sectors. It seeks to do this as a:



The partners

GoBio is being driven by research and industrial partners across the East of England, covering key subsectors.


Hethel Innovation helps innovative businesses grow, and operates business incubators for advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses across Norfolk, including Hethel Engineering Centre and Scottow Enterprise Park.

Norwich Research Park is home to the fourth most influential collection of researchers in the UK, with an unequalled combination of expertise across agriculture, food and health.


University of Suffolk is home to state-of-the-art research facilities within its Biotechnology Unit, with expertise in emerging fields including regenerative medicine.