Students from across nine countries are gathering at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Parsons School of Design on June 20-21 for the Biodesign Challenge Summit to showcase projects that use biotechnology to address global challenges.
A group of design students from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia earned the PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool in the 2018 Biodesign Challenge. Woocoa is a vegan wool alternative made from hemp and coconut fibers treated with enzymes extracted from the oyster mushroom.
Vancouver Sun features UBC’s project, MYCOmmunity Toilet. It was the winner of the 2018 Biodesign Challenge.
Mental Floss profiles UBC’s project, MYCOmmunity, which was the winner of the 2018 Biodesign Challenge.
Team Woocoa from the Universidad de los Andes was featured in Forbes Magazine. The team won the Animal-Free Wool Prize sponsored by PETA, Stella McCartney, and Stray Dog Capital.
MYCOmmunity Toilet, winner of the Biodesign Challenge 2018, was featured in Fast Company's article, "The Toilet of the Future is Made of Mushrooms."
Team Woocoa from the Universidad de los Andes wins the Animal-Free Wool Prize sponsored by PETA, Stella McCartney, and Stray Dog Capital.
NEO.LIFE featured highlights from projects presented at the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2018.
BDC 2018 projects from the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Istmo, University of California, Davis, and Parsons School of Design were featured in Fast Company.
BDC projects #Growapair, MyoTomato, Kichin, & Algiknit were included in Core77's "Best of WantedDesign 2018."
BDC 2016 winner AlgiKnit was recently featured in Forbes Magazine for recent innovations made to their algae-based yarn.
Stella McCartney is partnering with PETA and investment firm Stray Dog Capital to sponsor the first-ever PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool Prize at the 2018 Biodesign Challenge, an international competition that offers university students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology.
Liv Bargman reports on the process of designing the award-winning project, Quantworm Mine, for the Biodesign Challenge 2017.
AlgiKnit, the winner of the Biodesign Challenge 2016, is an early stage biomaterials startup focused on transforming the apparel ecosystem with rapidly renewable bio-based textiles.
Alison Irvine and Daniel Grushkin of Biodesign Challenge were invited to ECHO Dubai festival on December 15th to present on the future of biodesign and BDC.
Eva Auer, Sean Greaves, and Joseph Revans, winners of the BDC 2017 Runner-Up Prize from the University of Edinburgh, recently led a“Biodesign for Social Impact” workshop at Dutch Design Week
National Geographic has awarded FIT's Team AlgiKnit $25,000 to develop a groundbreaking, sustainable textile made from algae. AlgiKnit won the Overall Prize at the 2016 Biodesign Challenge.
Olivia Bargman and Nina Cutler from Central Saint Martins took home the Overall Prize at the Biodesign Challenge 2017 with their project, Quantworm Mine.
The Biodesign Challenge has partnered with PETA, Stella McCartney, and Stray Dog Capital to sponsor a prize that will be awarded to the team that designs the best animal-free wool during the 2018 Biodesign Challenge Summit.
The INTREXON SUSTAINABLE FOOD + AGRICULTURE PRIZE will be awarded to the student team that explores a project that addresses agriculture, food production, packaging, or distribution.
Daniel Grushkin and Alison Irvine visited Arizona State University's Biodesign Challenge class and participated in the Emerge Festival in February, 2017.
BDC's Daniel Grushkin introduced the first installation in the Biotech Futures Talk + Lab Series, Privacy in the Era of Personal Genomics, at Data & Society on January 19th, 2017. The panel included Jason Bobe and Sophie Zaaijer and was moderated by Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
This coming January, 21 schools and 23 classrooms from around the world will explore the convergence of biotechnology, art and design as part of the Biodesign Challenge 2017.
Program Director Daniel Grushkin takes part in a panel discussion entitled Biodesign for the Real World: Why Design is Necessary for the Future of the Bio Industry at SynBiobeta SF 2016.
Biodesign Challenge Program Director Daniel Grushkin spoke about the history of bioart and recent work from the Biodesign Challenge 2016 to the Summer Study Program at Sotheby's Institute of Art.
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