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Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc BIG)

The Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc BIG) offered by Innogen at the University of Edinburgh is an innovative and dynamic postgraduate qualification designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled people in the growing global bioeconomy.

The MSc BIG programme responds to the central challenges of the bioeconomy:

  • Developing sustainable innovation in a responsible manner
  • Identifying and exploiting value throughout innovation ecosystems
  • Bringing new technologies to existing and emerging markets

To meet these modern challenges, MSc BIG provides students with a dynamic set of competencies, skills and knowledge about life science innovation, as highly desired by prospective employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Students also have the opportunity to conduct placement-based dissertations with organisations or companies that are involved in the bioeconomy.

Our objective is to enable graduates to excel in strategic and critical thinking that brings globally contextualised solutions to practical problems relating to:

  • Innovation and Firm Strategy
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Collaborative R&D Models
  • Governance and Intellectual Property

Basic scientific knowledge and expertise is no longer sufficient for building a successful career in the growing bioeconomy. Therefore, MSc BIG provides a rich combination of theoretical perspectives on life science innovation with a practical focus on the dynamics of the bioeconomy and its value chains.

The programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds:

  • Undergraduate scientists who want to pursue a career outside the lab in industry, policy or not-for-profit sectors
  • Social scientists and business studies students who want to develop their interests in life science innovation
  • People already working in biotechnology related fields who wish to engage in further training and skills

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