Synbio Powerhouse is a synthetic biology hub with a mission
Synbio Powerhouse promotes the full power of biotechnology in sustainable industrial processes.
We are building an ecosystem of companies, investors, scientists and students from several disciplines as well other stakeholders that are looking to apply synthetic biology to build a more sustainable world.
Our mission is to accelerate the development of high-level biotechnology-based business enabled by synthetic biology. We provide opportunities for partnering and co-creation, and act as a communication channel for the whole field. We also enable mentoring for startups, growth acceleration and access to infrastructure platforms.
Our ecosystem can help business to overcome bottle-necks and gaps when applying synthetic biology, and to analyze disruptive businesses and industry value chains. Also new equipment development needs can be met through our network.
Biobusiness Builder is an program that helps startups and incumbents with developing business cases for synthetic biology. Synbio also acts as a network for leadership development, mentoring, financing and investment as well as integration to main markets.
Open rough laboratory space
Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation support
Multidisciplinary community creation
Basic business education
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXELLENCE
We use our network to provide focused R&D projects (both short and long term) and engagement opportunities with industry. In cooperation with CYSS, the Centre for Young Synbio Scientists, funded by Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation we participate in PhD and post-doc funding, also in industrial context, of talented youth.
Synbio Powerhouse acts as a network but also as a platform. We offer open access infrastructure, fast feasibility testing, tools for synthetic biology and modelling/AI (DBTL cycle), robotics and bioreactors. We are a part of Aalto-VTT Finnish bio-economy research infrastructure that is also a national hub for European level infrastructures. On European level we are associated with EU-IBISBA, European Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator.