Accelerating your innovation in…Industrial Biotechnology

Event Details

Start Date
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:30
End Date
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:30
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Are you a Scottish SME, operating in high-value chemical or biochemical supply chains, looking for support to overcome innovation challenges? If so, the SCOUT project is here to help.

Join our next webinar and learn about overcoming some of the challenges to growth in the Industrial Biotechnology sector and how the SCOUT programme is helping companies accelerate the journey from invention, through innovation to commercialisation.

Growing Scotland’s bioeconomy is crucial to reduce our dependency on carbon intensive feedstocks and to make our manufacturing sector more sustainable. From fermentation technologies used to produce whisky to the development of novel therapeutics, innovation driven by Scottish SMEs is playing a key part in achieving this goal. 

In this short, 1 hour webinar we will hear from Dr Rocky Kindt, CTO of ScotBio. Rocky will discuss ScotBio’s journey from early inception through to a successful biotech company, after which he will be joined by a group of relevant experts on a panel discussion including Liz Fletcher, Director of Business Engagement and Operations at IBioiC, whose role focuses on building new opportunities and accelerating commercialisation.


  1. Welcome
  2. Keynote Presentation
  3. Panel Discussion
  4. How can project SCOUT support?
Dr. Rocky Kindt - Chief Technology Officer, ScotBio

Dr. Rocky Kindt — Chief Technology Officer, ScotBio

As CTO, Rocky has overall responsibility for R&D on all aspects of the system, and has been instrumental in getting the technology ready for commercialisation. Rocky coordinates all R&D projects done in conjunction with universities. He has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in medical microbiology from the University of Manchester.