• Kati Sointukangas


The year 2019 is booming with synbio events in Europe, Australia and North America bringing synthetic biology to the forefront of progress. It is increasingly clear that industrial biotechnology will have an essential role in the current revolution moulding our society – the transformation from a fossil-based economy to a circular and bioeconomy.

The world of synthetic biology is changing fast. During the last years we have seen a record growth in investments as well as in cooperation. Newly built consortiums, ecosystems and other research communities are making huge efforts to communicate the advances, innovations and most importantly possibilities of synthetic biology to a wider audience.

Sharing efficiently is one of the main challenges in building a functioning ecosystem around synthetic biology. Common platforms and standards for measurement need to be set through cooperation. Events listed below are a great chance to meet with other enthusiastic players on the field.

Synbio Powerhouse Finland is a Finnish ecosystem bringing together researchers, businesses and the public sector. If you have a synbio related business idea you might be interested to know that our Bio BusinessBuilder program is now open for applications. We can help you transform your idea into a business case and further to a startup company!

In March we will launch the kick-off for our own Synbio Reverse Pitch Competition, where Ikea, St1, Kemira and Neste will each present a synthetic biology challenge for students and graduate students to solve. Also in March, The Academy of Finland invites everyone interested in synthetic biology to their Foresight workshop to think big and create visions; will the opportunities for the application of synthetic biology be infinite or are we about to face countless obstacles?

We will also be present in some of the international events listed below. Do contact us if your event is not yet on the list. Let’s meet up and learn from each other! Follow us on twitter @SynbioFi and Linked In @Synbio-Powerhouse for more updates and events!

March 19, 2019 Synthetic Biology Foresight Workshop, The Academy of Finland, Paasitorni Congress Center, Helsinki

March 20, 2019 Reverse Pitch Competition Kick-off, Design Factory, Otaniemi

March 25–27, 2019 Bio-Europe Spring, Vienna

March 27-28, 2019 ChemBio, Helsinki

April, 1-3, 2019 World Bio Markets, Amsterdam

May 13-14, 2019 Synthetic Biology and Advanced Biomaterials, Melbourne, Australia

June, 3-6, 2019 BIO International Convention, Philadelphia, PA

June 23-27, 2019 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED), New York

Sept 30-Oct 2, 2019 EFIB, European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, Brussels

Oct 1-3, 2019 The Global Synthetic Biology Summit, San Francisco

October 31 - November 4, 2019iGEM 2019 Giant Jamboree, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA

November 11–13, Bio-Europe, Hamburg

November 2019 Slush, Helsinki


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