BDC 2018 Year in Review
2018 Partners and Collaborators
Highlights from 2018
BDC on Exhibit
BDC students and alumni traveled the world in 2018 to showcase their projects. Exhibitions and venues included:
Food Friction at Artez in the Netherlands
Ars Electronica in Linz
Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration at Rhode Island School of Design
Biodesign Here Now at London Design Festival
SynBioBeta Biodesign Town Hall at the Tech Museum of Innovation
Biofabricate in New York
Hot House Archives at School of Visual Arts
Beautiful Monsters at Esther Klein Gallery
BDC named winner of Reimagine Education Award
BDC was selected from over 1,000 programs submitted from 39 countries to win the "Best Employer for Nurturing 21st Century Skills" category at the QS Reimagine Education Awards!
Participation Grew to 9 Countries
University participation tripled from 2016-2018. BDC grew from 9 classrooms in the US to 27 in 9 countries.
BDC Alumni Raised $2.2M in Seed Round of Funding
AlgiKnit announced a $2.2 million seed round of funding for their biomaterials company that derives yarn from kelp. The founders, originally a team from FIT, won the Glass Microbe in 2016.
BDC at UN Biodiversity Conference
The Pink Chicken Project, a 2017 Central Saint Martins team led by Linnea Våglund and Leo Fidjeland, participated at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.