The Biomaker Challenge requires interdisciplinary working. We are offering several opportunities to meet potential collaborators from different disciplines and exchange ideas, knowledge and skills. For more information on Biomaker meet-ups in Cambridge and Norwich and other events hosted by the Synthetic Biology SRI and OpenPlant, join the Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup Group and the Norwich Biomakers Meetup Group

Pre-challenge info session & mixer, Cambridge

25 April 2019 at 18:00- Panton Arms

This mixer will be a great opportunity to learn more about the challenge, pitch ideas, and meet potential collaborators before the application closes on 24 May 2019. All are welcome.

(Recommended) Community Building & Training Events, Cambridge

Mon 3 June, Mon 1 July, Mon 8 July- Postdoc centre, 16 Mill Lane

During the challenge, we will be hosting four training events where teams can learn new skills, socialise, troubleshoot and get advice from other participants. 

Training topics can include:

  • Introduction to Arduino and XOD visual programming interface

  • Programming basic & advanced digital sensors

  • Integrating sensors and actuators (robotics)

Mon 10 June (lab session) at 12pm - teaching lab, Dept of plant sciences

Pitches & Progress Reports, Cambridge

Monday 29 July - Openplant forum, Murray Edwards college

More information to come.

Biomaker Fayre, Cambridge

Saturday 2 November 2019 - Location TBD

The Biomaker Fayre, held during Open Technology Week, celebrates and showcases open source technologies in resource and education.