Bio-Start launch competition for Bioengineering Start-ups - Registration Deadline, 14 Oct 2016

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund have joined forces to establish Bio-Start, an annual competition designed to commercialise the engineering of biology. The first call for entries is now open.

Registration deadline: 14th October 2016

Deadline for completed entries: 31st December 2016

From the Bio-Start Website: Scope of the competition

  • Bio-start seeks applications that will enable the UK bioeconomy to grow and thrive
  • Application areas can be in healthcare, agritech, clean tech, industrial biotech or any sector where engineering DNA is an essential component and makes use of synthetic biology
  • Applications must not be service provision based
  • Applicants do not need to be a company to enter, although to receive the prize the company must become solely incorporated in the UK
  • A key screening criteria to enter the competition is IP status; you will need to show you can license the relevant IP and have support from your TTO or employer
  • All first stage entrants should note the need to secure or demonstrate access to IP when applying

More information can be found on the website: