Meet the Sponsors 

BDC interviewed supporters to learn why they're excited about biodesign. The range of their perspectives and reasons for engagement both surprised and inspired us.


Grace Knight, Industrial Designer
at Ecovative Design

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“Using a living material is no different from respecting the microorganisms that help us everyday, from the bacteria gut flora that aids our immune systems to the yeast in sourdough starter.”



"Art typically involves learning the rules, then flying against those rules– having had this mindset from early on made me more willing to ask, ‘Why not?’ when it came to science."

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"The demand for stylish, sustainable fashion has always existed—new technology is just allowing designers to do a better job of meeting it."

"Biology is our most sustainable technology... We see the elegance, efficiency and diversity of biodesign and the potential of introducing these qualities into the engineered world."


"There is a heavy design component to good science. When you are building an apparatus or a new experiment, you are always trying to trade flexibility with usability."