Biodesign Challenge 2021How can we use biodesign to build a better future?
About the Biodesign Challenge
The Biodesign Challenge (BDC) is an international education program and competition that aims to “seed the first generation of biodesigners.” For six months, teams of high school and university students explore the world of biotechnology. Each team develops an innovative project within the field of biodesign that solves a real-world problem or critiques a social issue.
The competition culminates in the BDC Summit held each June, where teams present their solutions to judges, industry leaders, and an online audience of thousands. (This year, the summit will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Our Guiding Principles
Today was the first meeting for the 2021 Biodesign Challenge. To get started, we watched the videos of the winning teams from last year. We discussed our thoughts on their projects and took notes on winning qualities they had in common. After learning about what the...