Inspiring Global Innovation

BetaTec Innovation Centre
United Kingdom

The BetaTec Innovation Centre (BIC) is housed in a multidisciplinary community of 300 science and technology professionals in an environment that not only promotes innovation but fosters the growth and prosperity of BetaTec. The BIC officially opened on May 8, 2017, in Malvern Hills Science Park, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, on a 10-acre site of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of Malvern Hills.

BetaTec Innovation Centre


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Worldwide Research and Applications

The mission of BetaTec Hop Products is the development of novel applications for hop products outside of the traditional market – the brewing industry.


From our centers of research located strategically in both North America and Europe, our scientists are constantly adding to our core knowledge of hop functionality. We are also continuously evaluating the complementary effects of other naturally derived substances for the creation of new or improved functionality of our existing hop products.

Speed, flexibility and technical competence has made BetaTec Hop Products the world leader in the “beyond brewing” applications of hop products. We offer our global customers application development, technical support and consulting services. Our goal is to insure your product, and your production efficiency is the best it can be.

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Research & Development

R&D at the BIC is driven by a team of experts who specialize in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

New knowledge and data to support BetaTec’s clients—both current and potential—is the focus of the daily agenda at BIC. Daily activities are managed by a R&D lab manager and a team—passionate about the challenges they face.

Educational institutions and industrial partners also collaborate with BetaTec at their Innovation Centre.

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BetaTec Innovation Centre Lab


Staff professional expertise facilitates the development of new applications and uses for existing hop-based products, as well as the creation of breakthrough products and technologies in alignment with BetaTec’s business strategy and needs of its clients.

State-of-the-Art Resources

State of the art equipment at BIC allows us to work closely with our customers to optimize the use of Hop Acids within their Industrial process. Commercial Science targeting real issues. Laboratory equipment includes:

  • Pilot fermenters
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer
  • Biological and chemical safety cabinets
  • Autoclave
  • Mash baths
  • Incubator shakers
  • Benchtop centrifuge
  • Bacterial colony counter
  • Various devices for cultivation and fermentation

Microbiology and Chemistry Labs

The Centre’s lab suites comfortably accommodate six full-time scientific researchers. Both suites are equipped with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems for chemistry and microbiology analytical determinations.

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