The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre (ABC) operates between disciplines in a culture that transcends all boundaries and fosters a sense of community required to generate innovation at the interfaces of the biological and chemical sciences. Our work is fully integrated into the research strategy of the University with the ABC providing the skills, infrastructure, and culture to develop and establish multi-skilled interdisciplinary teams. This generates unique capabilities in transdisciplinary research that cannot be realised through virtual associations between academic or research units as well as provides a highly attractive training environment for individuals at all levels (high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows).