Engineering Biology Application Industry UK
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UK Engineering Biology Application Industry

Discover the cutting-edge realm of Engineering Biology Applications, where leading companies are revolutionising industries with biology-derived solutions. Find out more about the sector’s impact on the UK economy with real-time market insights and download our snapshot report today.

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What is Engineering Biology Application?

Engineering Biology (or EngBio) is the design, scaling and commercialisation of biology-derived products and services. As a whole, the UK’s Engineering Biology industry provides innovative solutions to climate change challenges, enabling new approaches to support food production, sustainability and more.

We’ve mapped the EngBio supply chain and applications. Companies involved in the applications side of Engineering Biology include those specialising in the development of biofuels, agriculture and eco-friendly agrochemicals, alternative meats, high value compounds and carbon capture methods.

Engineering Biology Application sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Engineering Biology Application sector. The sector has a turnover of £104.7bn currently, has received £13.3bn of investment and the sector is growing at -22.4% per year.


Engineering Biology Application verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Engineering Biology Application industry today.

Our Engineering Biology Application RTIC is made up of 9 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Health & Life Sciences, and Biological Materials & Reagents – Nucleotide synthesis & sequencing. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0085 Engineering Biology Application 868 companies

    Companies involved in the Applications side of Engineering biology sector. This RTIC has been developed through a collaboration between DSIT internal subject matter experts and analysts, soliciting feedback with the cross-Whitehall Engineering Biology network and The Data City over summer 2023. They have been integral in the taxonomy development as well as quality assurance. To understand the taxonomy or the caveats associated with the RTIC do get in touch with the DSIT engbio team or with Data city. The current RTIC will have future updates, if and when there are new sources that are brought to the attention of the DSIT EngBio team. Or, DSIT deem the list to need a substantive update due to time elapsed or if there are new subsectors to include. To suggest updates, please email [email protected] with the title ‘The Data City RTIC: New company suggestions’

    • Engineering Biology Application: Agriculture & Food – Agriculture / Eco-Friendly Agrochemicals

      Companies using engineering biology to create products for the agricultural sector.

      28 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Agriculture & Food – Foods (such as alternative meat/protein/fat)

      Companies involved in using engineering biology to create foods such as cultured meats, alternative proteins and fats that offer an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional farming methods.

      23 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Biofuels & Hydrogen

      Companies involved in developing engineering biology systems for producing chemical fuels.

      9 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Biological Materials & Reagents – Nucleotide synthesis & sequencing

      Companies engaged in the manufacturing of equipment and serving as suppliers for DNA sequencing, synthesis, and various nucleotide-related products.

      53 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Chemicals & Materials – Biosensing

      Companies involved in etecting molecules using living systems/organic technology inspired by living systems.

      5 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Chemicals & Materials – High Value Compounds

      Companies involved in fermenting engineered organisms to create high value chemicals

      47 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Chemicals & Materials – Products (such as biobased/degradable products & sustainable fashion)

      Companies involved in developing biobased & biodegradable material products, such as environmentally friendly and novel ways to produce dyes, silk, and packaging etc.

      11 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Environment & CO2 capture – Bio Energy & Carbon Capture

      Companies involved in engineering biology for creating electricity, and for converting carbon dioxide or other gasseous carbon compounds into products.

      6 companies
    • Engineering Biology Application: Health & Life Sciences

      Companies invcolved in Engineering biology for the healthcare industry, human or veterinary

      774 companies

Engineering Biology Application industry growth

Based on a growth rate of -22.4%, we expect that this sector could be worth £109.5bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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