BIOFABRICATE 2014 was the first ever summit to focus on the emerging world of grown materials. It was hosted by Microsoft, our lead sponsor, at their gorgeous Time Square headquarters in New York city.
From yeast and bacteria to mushrooms and mammalian cells, international attendees discovered the disruptive research and companies literally growing the materials of the future. From fashion and textiles to automotive and architecture, it was an amazing opportunity to hear how biotechnology is facilitating a new material revolution. In a single day an inspirational speaker line-up was accompanied by a DIY pop-up lab, workshops and a design lab sponsored by Autodesk.