Join Biodesign Challenge 2019!

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Registration for the 2019 Biodesign Challenge is now closed. Thank you for your interest, and we hope you join us for BDC 2020!

Join an international competition and education program that introduces students to the intersections of biotechnology, art, and design. 

By registering for the competition, your university is guaranteed a spot in the Biodesign Challenge. Participating students will have multiple opportunities:


Develop projects that explore biotechnology's role in sustainability, fashion, agriculture, architecture, biomaterials, medicine, water, ethics, and more.

Scientific Mentorship

Partner with select scientists to envision the future of biotech. Delve into science and the emerging issues associated with its use.


Present projects onstage at the three-day BDC Summit in New York City for an audience of prominent artists, designers, curators, scientists, and entrepreneurs.


Compete for awards including the Glass Microbe, Outstanding Science, Outstanding Field Research, and sponsored prizes.

Library + Webinars

Access our online library of articles and take part in interactive webinars hosted by leading industry experts.

Interested in registering your classroom?

Click on "Rules" to review our judging rubric. Click on "Registration" to read all requirements to register for the Biodesign Challenge.


Please reach out to us with questions. We'll be in touch with you to follow up about your inquiry.

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