2015 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

CREDITS

Music by: "Dial My Number" by Benedek

Event Photography: © Thomas Donley

Conference footage shot by: Jennifer Thomas

Video edited by: Biofabricate


BIOFABRICATE is the annual summit for the emerging world of grown materials. We were excited to once again be hosted by Microsoft at their wonderful Times 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. 

All BIOFABRICATE 2015 event photographs © Thomas Donley


SOME OF OUR 2015 SPEAKERS

A single track speaker programme included keynotes from pioneering biomaterial, biotech and biofabrication start-ups along with key researchers, designers, thought leaders and academics.


DESIGN LAB

Attendees also discovered what’s next in our exhibition of design-led research that profiled innovators from a diverse range of biodesign backgrounds.

This year's Design Lab was kindly sponsored by AUTODESK

"Autodesk is very pleased to be a sponsor of BioFabricate.  

We are keenly aware of the changes happening in design and manufacturing and share the view that biofabrication will be an increasingly important factor in the future of making.  This is a living world. Nature is an incredible creator, producing amazing creatures and a dizzying array of biomaterials, all assembled bottom up from elemental feedstocks.  For millennia, we have used cheap and plentiful natural products – often in raw or lightly refined form - to sustain us.    Now, we are entering a new era of fabrication, where computers combined with the growing understanding of cellular biology, empowers designers to create complex structures and materials that were once impossible or impractical to produce, while at the same time reducing our environmental impact.  

Autodesk celebrates the vision and creativity that is shared at BioFabricate and we look forward to seeing this community thrive."

Andrew Hessel, Autodesk


DIYBio LAB

Once again we featured a pop-up DIYBio lab in association with Genspace, the world’s first community Bio lab right here in New York. The pop-up lab was a chance for attendees to interact with founding members and learn more about the global citizen science communities that are driving biotech engagement particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology.


2015 PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

 

2015 PARTNER SPONSORS

 

EVENT SUPPORTERS

 

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