Economic Impact Report
The John Innes Centre contributes over £170M annually to the UK economy, demonstrating the impact and relevance of the excellent scientific research we undertake, and validating the investment of public funding to support this (2008 data from an independent report by DTZ)
Economic Impact Brochure
This document describes some of the applications born of discoveries from basic research at the John Innes Centre and its antecedents. It attributes an estimated value to some of those applications, providing a snapshot of the economic impact of the institute’s research since it was first founded as the John Innes Horticultural Institution in 1910.
Recognising the contributions made so far gives us conviction that high-quality basic research at JIC will continue to contribute to knowledge generation and to economic advancement for UK plc and world-wide. In this document we also speculate on the future impact of our current research.
JIC Business Development
Business Development at JIC is designed to promote, identify and capture promising scientific breakthroughs and to link to both the private and public sectors via networking and business development activities. Intellectual Property Management and technology transfer is led by Plant Biosciences Ltd (PBL) in partnership with JIC.
Our key objectives are to promote the uptake of JIC research by industry and to promote the formation of new ventures based on JIC science.
Business Development at JIC utilises our international standing and our alumni to foster research networks and commercial links in key areas of economic development such as China, India, SE Asia and Latin America. The Norwich BioIncubator and the new NRP Innovation Centre provide further scientific integration by attracting research based companies to the Norwich Research Park.
Working for Business
JIC supports knowledge exchange and commercialisation through collaborative and sponsored research with industry. Collaborative R&D grants are available through the BBSRC and the Technology Strategy Board.
One of the key objectives of the Business Development at the JIC is the promoting the formation of new ventures based on JIC science.
Professor George Lomonossoff has won “Most Promising Innovator” and the overall “Innovator of the Year” prize at this year’s national BBSRC Innovator of the Year Awards, for his work with Dr Frank Sainsbury on the development of a system for the rapid production of vaccines and pharmaceutical proteins in plants.
“The uptake of JIC research by industry is crucially important, and this is a shining example of how we have been able to translate fundamental research to combating a pressing problem facing society,” said Dr Jonathan Clarke, Head of Business Development at JIC. “This innovation demonstrates that fundamental research in plant and microbial biology can lead to enabling technologies with wider medical and industrial impact.” Full story...
The world’s favourite fruit only better-tasting and longer-lasting
Q&A with Professor Mervyn Bibb
Q&A with Professor Mike Bevan
Royal Society elects two new Fellows from the John Innes Centre
Hidden map in growing buds shown to control leaf and petal shape
Beer brewed from Victorian barley variety
Head of Business Development: Jonathan Clarke