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Bioprocessing Research Industry Club evaluation

September 2009

Evaluation of Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (PDF 287KB)

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A review panel has provided an independent scientific evaluation of the activities supported by the Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (BRIC) since its inception in 2005.


  • To assess the quality and strategic relevance of the research supported
  • To examine the extent to which BRIC is building capacity in UK bioprocessing
  • To assess the effectiveness of BRIC in promoting interactions between academia and industry
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • BRIC grant holders
    • Postdoctoral Research Assistants employed on BRIC grants
    • BRIC industry members
    • BRIC Steering Group members
    • BRIC applicants
    • BRIC workshop delegates
  • Annual reports from BRIC grant holders