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Biodesign Challenge

The Biodesign Challenge offers students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology in an educational competition.
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  • Found this beautiful ornament in my office mailbox! Filled with #milkweed seeds, made by the @Biodesigned team #florafur that I advised last semester. They are the best, and totally made my day at the start of the last week of classes! Makes it all worthwhile - Evelyn Rynkiewicz

  • Awesome to see and WANT so many biodesigned products during @Biofabricate_ conference! - Thomas Meany

  • It's growing! :-) @Biodesigned @CorinneTakara @atlantaSTEAM @KatieSadaphal #educhat - Oliver Pennington

  • Gina Boswell Joins Geltor’s Board of Directors: The former Unilever, Lauder and Avon exec takes on "biodesigned protein ingredients" @BeautyPackaging - Geltor Inc.

  • Interested in the sensory nature of eating fruit and alternative approaches to feeding the growing population, Meydan Levy created Neo Fruit: 3D-printed cellulose skins injected with nutritious and uniquely flavored liquids. - Biodesign Challenge

  • So dope! - Justice Toshiba Walker, PhD

  • Last day tomorrow to apply to be apart of the Biodesign Challenge! We are looking for undergraduate & post-graduate students from @NorthumbriaUni and @UniofNewcastle interested in #biodesign to build a team with us for the @Biodesigned. Find out more: - Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

  • Former @Unilever executive @BoswellGina continues a record of purpose-driven innovation in the consumer packaged goods industry with Geltor's sustainable biodesigned protein ingredients. - Geltor Inc.

  • Here's some samples from @tasteofsciSF event a few years ago. - Corinne Okada Takara

  • @Biodesigned Thank you for the Instragram mention. In honor of AlgiKnit being featured in Biofabricate’s Design Lab yesterday in London, here’s a throwback to one of the FIT team’s original iterations for BDC 2016. @algiknit @FIT_artdesign @FIT @FITFashionD @Biofabricate_ - AlgiKnit

  • Listening to @algiknit share their path from idea to realization. It is inspiring to watch how far they have come from their first presentation @biodesigned - Karen Hogan

  • Ohhh ahhhhh those are lovely, magical really. - Christa Flores

  • How do they look lit up? - Christa Flores

  • Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev turns single-use plastics into beautiful tiles through a method similar to rock formation. - Biodesign Challenge

  • Ford using McDonald's coffee waste to produce a plastic parts that are lighter, take less energy to produce & are more heat resistant! Get experimenting with biomaterials y'all! @Biodesigned @CorinneTakara @KatieSadaphal @atlantaSTEAM #educhat #dtk12chat - Oliver Pennington

  • If you’re interested in reading about “today’s most scientifically and socially vital topics through a variety of recently published books,” consider joining the SciArt Book Club that meets every 6 weeks on Wednesday nights. @SciArtInitiativ - Biodesign Challenge

  • The larger light shades illuminate like the ones used in the standing lamp here and here are a few of the small mycelium light shades used for small table light or broach. - Corinne Okada Takara

  • Synthesis: Art and Nature in the Post-Digital Age, opens 12/12 at @MasurMuseum. @LauraSplanArt and 25 others explore “a future in which the boundaries between nature and technology blur completely” (image: collage from Serendipitous Destiny series, Splan) - Biodesign Challenge

  • Wow! Amazing! - Corinne Okada Takara

Biodesign Challenge's News

  • #biodesign Winners Universidad De Los Andes Have Found A Way To Naturally Make Ice In A Warming World - SynBioBeta

  • #icymi: Congrats to students Isabella Bruski and Noah Silva on winning the Stella McCartney Prize for Sustainable Fashion at this year's @Biodesigned. Link via @Forbes. - FIT

  • @mercnews article on the GIY Bio Buddies and the 2019 @Biodesigned Challenge: - Corinne Okada Takara

  • My op-ed in @Baltimoresun: "Don't let the US lose its biotechnology edge" View from the #bdc2017 @Biodesigned - Gigi Gronvall

  • I’d add: - Justice Toshiba Walker, PhD

  • #newyork is a stronghold for biofabrication (ft. @Biodesigned, @ecovative, @ModernMeadow); - Pembient

  • Are the MIT-Puma biodesigned shoes the next step in personalized products?  @crstamu @maysbusiness - VENKY SHANKAR

  • @UBC #interdisciplinary research team, including our own @HallamLab @UBCMicroImmuno came #1st @Biodesigned #bdc2018 @MuseumModernArt in #newyork in June, for #compostable toilet that can be built for < $20. - UBC Life Sciences Institute

  • My students are staying on the cutting edge of sustainable design using Biomaterials & participating in the Biodesign Challenge! Great to see that London Design Fair declares #biomaterials its material of the year! Get involved! @Biodesigned @CorinneTakara - Oliver Pennington

  • #textiles evolving to meet demand for #sustainable material @Biodesigned @FIT @cooperhewitt - LOOK FORWARD

  • "Cruelty-Free Beauty Products, Biodesigned In Silicon Valley" - Health News

  • Vegan wool! Biodesign Chalenge + PETA + Stella McCartney - Marianne Cloutier

The “DNA of things.” A 3D-printed rabbit embedded with genetic material. (source: wired.com; pho

The “DNA of things.” A 3D-printed rabbit embedded with genetic material. (source: wired.com; photo courtesy of Eth Zurich) . . . #biodesignchallenge #bdc #biodesign #design #bi...

Seacell Diaper by Berlin-based designer Luisa Kahlfeldt is made from SeaCell, “a fully biodegradab

Seacell Diaper by Berlin-based designer Luisa Kahlfeldt is made from SeaCell, “a fully biodegradable, absorbent and inherently antibacterial fibre made from eucalyptus wood and a...

Interested in the sensory nature of eating fruit and alternative approaches to feeding the growing p

Interested in the sensory nature of eating fruit and alternative approaches to feeding the growing population, Meydan Levy created Neo Fruit: 3D-printed cellulose skins injected wi...

If you’re interested in reading about “today’s most scientifically and socially vital topics t

If you’re interested in reading about “today’s most scientifically and socially vital topics through a variety of recently published books,” consider joining the SciArt Boo...

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In honor of AlgiKnit being featured in Biofabricate’s Design Lab yesterday in London, here’s a t

In honor of AlgiKnit being featured in Biofabricate’s Design Lab yesterday in London, here’s a throwback to one of the FIT team’s original iterations for BDC 2016. . . . #bio...

Being Material (2019 MIT Press): the book explores “the unexpected convergences in the practices o

Being Material (2019 MIT Press): the book explores “the unexpected convergences in the practices of artists, designers, engineers, and scientists who work with programmable matte...

Veena and Dan with Margaret Atwood last month at an NC State University event in conjunction with th

Veena and Dan with Margaret Atwood last month at an NC State University event in conjunction with the Gregg Museum’s Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology exhibition. Atwood tal...

Cabbage-based ‘Veggie lights’ by London-based design studio NirMeiri and designer Vaidehi Thakka

Cabbage-based ‘Veggie lights’ by London-based design studio NirMeiri and designer Vaidehi Thakkar. (source: nirmeiri.com) . . . #biodesignchallenge #bdc #biodesign #design #bio...

Curious about what’s in the unpublished manuscript for China’s CRISPR babies? Check out Antonio

Curious about what’s in the unpublished manuscript for China’s CRISPR babies? Check out Antonio Regalado’s MIT Technology Review article with exclusive excerpts from the manu...

Calling all biodesign enthusiasts! BDC is seeking to recognize amazing companies that exemplify our

Calling all biodesign enthusiasts! BDC is seeking to recognize amazing companies that exemplify our values by going above and beyond to save the planet. Which companies would you n...

Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev turns single-use plastics into beautiful tiles through a method simi

Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev turns single-use plastics into beautiful tiles through a method similar to rock formation. (source: dezeen.com) . . . #biodesignchallenge #bdc #biod...

One more food-themed project before the weekend. Kichin by the 2017 Pratt Institute Industrial Desig

One more food-themed project before the weekend. Kichin by the 2017 Pratt Institute Industrial Design team: housewares made from food waste. . . . #biodesignchallenge #bdc #biodesi...

Still thinking about food-conscious projects today. Coming out of Royal College of Art in 2017, Olom

Still thinking about food-conscious projects today. Coming out of Royal College of Art in 2017, Olombria is an agricultural technology that promotes pollination. . . . #biodesignch...

CorpComms article on Samsung’s commission for designer Auriele Fontan’s “to create the world

CorpComms article on Samsung’s commission for designer Auriele Fontan’s “to create the world’s first 90 per cent recycled and biodegradable couture collection, entirely des...