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.

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.

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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.

Genomics England

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


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. 


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.

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