Synbio Power Pitch Call is closed
We received submissions from 35 teams. Stay tuned as the competition unfolds!
Biotechnology innovations for a circular bioeconomy
Harnessing the world's underutilized
waste streams with microbes
Microbes are well adapted to use various waste streams as feedstock to produce fuels, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials. Using the tools of synthetic biology we can further enhance this capability in applications on an industrial scale.
We invite companies, students and researchers from all over the world to participate in the SynbioPower Pitch 2021. This year's challenge is to find innovative ways to use biological feedstock and waste streams into added-value products, using the tools of synthetic biology and biotechnology.
How it works
SUBMIT YOUR PITCH
Call is closed
Fill in the form and submit your idea
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEMI-FINALISTS
Based on the submitted pitches, our expert panelists will select the semi-finalists.
13th August 2021
The semi-finalists will receive mentoring from our expert panelists to refine their pitch
We offer also wet lab mentoring and lab space in Espoo Finland.
SEMI-FINALS AND ANNOUNCEMNT OF FINALISTS
Based on the refined pitches finalist are selected by our expert jury. The semi-finals will be held online in October 2021.
The finalists receive a one day ticket
2.12 to Slush 2021
The Finals are held 1.12.2021 during Slush side event (no need for Slush tickets). You can join the hybrid event on location or online. Our expert jury will select the winner.
The award is 5 000 €
(local tax rules may apply)
Competition rules and instructions
List the team members
Describe the business idea (max. 1200 characters)
You can add attachments (pptx, doc, pdf, jpg, gif, png) to your application
Do not disclose confidential information in your pitch.
Synbio Power Pitch Competition is for companies, researchers and students globally
Competition is organized by Synbio Powerhouse
Raw pitch sessions for the jury on 9th and 10th August
The jury chooses 10-12 Semifinalists by August 13th
The semifinalists will gain expert mentoring during August-October
The Semifinals are held in October and the jury will select 5 finalists based on the online or recorded pitches and the submitted info
The language of the competition is English
The finalists receive one day tickets for 2.12 to Slush 2021 (one ticket / team)
The finals are organized during Slush 2021 Dec 1st at 13-17:00 EET Helsinki time
The teams can consist of 1-5 people
The award of the competition is 5000 €, which the team can use freely
Meet the Jury
VP of Innovation, Discovery and External Collaboration
Private Equity, Infrastructure and Impact Investment executive
Professor in Synthetic biology, Aalto-University. Research professor, VTT.
Director, Corporate Sustainability
Co-Creation Manager, VTT
Cell and molecular biologist