The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology which generates knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, trains scientists for the future, and applies knowledge to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and engage with policy makers and the public.
The John Innes Centre contributes over £170M annually to the UK economy, demonstrating the impact and relevance of its excellent scientific research, and validating the investment of public funding.
The JIC receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The JIC leases the extensive land and buildings it uses from the John Innes Foundation, an independent charity (registered charity No. 313462) that was formed in 1910 following a bequest from Mr John Innes.