BioData Innovation Centre

The BioData Innovation Centre (BIC) was built and opened in 2016 to provide a home for genomics and biodata companies.

The building provides flexible space for innovative businesses as well as individuals that complement the unique research and innovation of the Campus Institutes.

Leasable office spaces are within a range of dry lab units at sizes to suit individuals and early start-ups, through to larger and more established businesses. Unit sizes range from 19m2 to 330m2.

Businesses located in the BIC benefit from the array of existing amenities and services on the Campus, including world-class information technology and bioinformatics infrastructure and services. There is parking and coach transport across the local area; catering, sports facilities and social activities; conferencing, exhibition and meeting room space; on-Campus accommodation for visitors and extensive award-winning grounds.

For more information, download or view below the latest brochure about the BioData Innovation Center and the wider Campus.

Hot-desking at the BioData Innovation Centre

Individual entrepreneurs and innovators who are applying a genomics or a bioinformatics focus to their work are invited to join the vibrant community of companies on site and to enjoy many of the benefits of Campus life.

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3,000 sq m

of space in the building over 2 floors

1,400 sq m

Leasable office space

200 sq m

Cafe with a capacity for 80 people


free underground parking spaces + bike racks

Companies here

Congenica logo 600 x 600

Congenica was founded in 2012 by Dr Tom Weaver, Dr Richard Durbin, Dr Matthew Hurles, Dr Nick Lench and Professor Phil Beales as a spin-out company from the Sanger Institute.

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Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics’ award-winning AI augmented knowledge discovery platform, the e[automateddatascientist], is revolutionising how scientists conduct life sciences research putting data science at the fingertips of biologists drastically reducing time and cost of research.

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Genomics England

Genomics England was set up in 2013 as a company wholly owned by the Department of Health. Their task is to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, a flagship project that will sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients with rare disease and their families, and common cancers.

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Global Gene Corp

Founded in 2013, Global Gene Corp (GGC) is a genomics data, insights and applications company with a vision to democratise healthcare through genomics to positively disrupt outcomes for everyone. The company is creating genomics data and insights in under-explored populations – starting in India with focus on Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

Illumina logo 625 x 471

Founded in 1998, Illumina has grown to serve research and clinical customers in a broad range of markets including oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, complex disease and microbiology. Illumina is a global company with its headquarters in San Diego, and offices in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Scientists working in Cambridge are part of a global research and development team driving innovation of sequencing technology and advancing the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for the benefit of patients in the clinic. The Illumina team on Campus is working in partnership with Genomics England and the NHS to support the 100,000 Genomes Project.


SciBite was founded in 2013, in response to a gap in robust, industry-centric text analytics solutions. Since then, the company has rapidly grown, winning a number of industry awards (most notably the Queen's Awards for Enterprise twice in a row) and expanding its operations to the US and Japan over the last two years.

Locate to the Wellcome Genome Campus

Want to locate here?

Join a world-class hub for genomics and biodata and engage with our diverse and exceptional scientific community.

Full details of how tenancy at the BIC works, are available on request. Please contact:

Dr Joanna Mills
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Manager
+44(0)1223 495359

Glenn Proctor, Wellcome Genome Campus

The Wellcome Genome Campus is second-to-none in terms of the facilities it offers to Eagle, as well as the thriving intellectual and social community. Being co-located with centres of excellence like EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Sanger Institute is a real advantage for us.

Glenn Proctor, Former VP of Software Development, Eagle Genomics

600 sq m

communal spaces

100 sq m

allocated to state-of-the-art meeting rooms

125 acres

of Campus home to two world-leading academic institutions

1,575 sq m

for shared and hot desk spaces

Campus life

Life on Campus is enhanced by an impressive range of facilities, resources and activities. The entire Campus covers an area of 125 acres and provides those working here with a beautiful environment to enjoy for work and recreation.

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