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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


The Biomaker initiative challenges interdisciplinary teams to (i) build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology or (ii) develop some biological resource or outreach project. Over three years, the initiative has funded over 60 projects and involved over 200 participants from a wide range of backgrounds. It is a great opportunity to learn new skills, collaborate with an interdisciplinary community and, in a short amount of time, develop tools and resources that are useful for real-world applications. Tools and resources developed during the Biomaker Challenge must be openly documented and made freely available. Whether you are a biologist, engineer, physical scientist, clinician, maker, or just curious and interested to participate, we’re keen to hear from you!

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We are now inviting applications for the 2019 OpenPlant Biomaker challenge that will provide up to £3000 support per project. 

A summary of the important dates
Call opens: Monday 8 April 2019
Info/Mixer event: Thursday 25 April 2019, Panton Arms, Cambridge
Call closes: Monday 13 May 2019
Challenge begins: Friday 24 May 2019
Progress reports and presentations: Monday 29 July 2019 (OpenPlant Forum)
Challenge closes/ Open Technology Workshop: Saturday 26 October 2019
If you have an idea for a project and are looking for collaborators, post on our Hackster discussion page and we'll help match people and projects
Please email with any questions


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