Biovale was focused upon the bioeconomy deﬁned as ‘the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy’. It included:
– Highly flexible laboratory business incubation space which includes flexible laboratory based business incubator space to provide a base for people working in a range of small bioeconomy-related businesses. Also included was flexible lab/workshop spaces.
– Biorenewables Development Centre, a dedicated area to house the Biorenewables Development Centre. A new purpose-built space would provide a superb opportunity for the University to further establish the BDC as a show-case centre using innovative sustainable building materials and practices and demonstrating York’s commitment to connecting academia with industry.
– Bioeconomy support centre
Office space was also provided for the YNYER LEP, Science City York and the National Non-Food Crop Centre.