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Biodesign Summit Challenge 2020

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - June 19 @ 3:00 pm

Biodesign Challenge is shaping the first generation of biodesigners. Join us online for the culmination of Biodesign Challenge 2020, an international competition where students partner with artists, designers, and scientists to create projects that envision and critique the future of biotechnology and its role in society.

Forty-five finalist teams will showcase their speculative and prototype projects before an esteemed panel of judges from academia, the arts, and industry, as well as audiences from around the world.

One team will be awarded the Glass Microbe, a unique glass sculpture created by artist Luke Jerram, that is passed between each year’s winning teams.

Finalist teams were chosen from over 500 students from 12 countries across 6 continents who worked throughout the academic year to develop their ideas.

This year’s speakers include David Benjamin, Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP, and Annalee Newitz, award-winning science fiction author and science journalist, in conversation with Torie Bosch (Editor, Future Tense).


June 15 @ 1:00 pm
June 19 @ 3:00 pm
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