Apply for Biodesign Here Now during the London Design Festival

"The most mind-bending exhibition during LDF2018", Core77

About Biodesign Here Now

Biodesign Here Now - the event for Biodesign, the future of materials, manufacturing, architecture & fashion.

This exhibition will showcase 30 selected projects to give a first taste of what the field of Biodesign will be able contribute - From sustainable pollination to grown fashion to personal medicines;

The exhibition is curated and organized by Open Cell, a 70 shipping container village in Shepherd’s Bush London, with offices, workshops and biology labs for early stage startups and designers. Open Cell offers a low cost environment for consumer-facing biotech prototyping and a community of like minded innovators to help prototype faster.

We are showcasing emerging international designers and start-ups with cutting-edge ideas that will shape our futures. Projects that break the boundaries between biology,design, and technology.

20 selected projects will get the opportunity to showcase their projects during "Biodesign Here Now" in form of exhibitions, workshops and on our Open Cell talk stage.

Apply before the 15th of July!

Why Biodesign

The cost of reading and writing DNA has fallen 1 million times in just 20 years. Not since the early days of the digital revolution have we seen a technology advance with such velocity. This impact is being felt beyond biotech and medicine, paving the way for products and systems that will affect our everyday life. Biology will be used increasingly as a key component in our everyday products, helping to create products and methods at lower cost that are healthier and more environmentally friendly. Increasingly chemical precursors will be generated using bacterial cells, rather than petrochemicals, leading to a more sustainable future . Highly polluting agricultural processes such as animal rearing can be replaced by lab grown proteins . Already materials are being developed that mimic natural fibres , alongside methods of colouring them using bacterial derived dyes.


16th Global Design Forum in the V&A
19th Press & VIP Opening Event
20th - 21st September Exhibition open to public

588,200 visitors from over 75 countries attended the Festival in 2018. 
Biodesign Here Now sold over 1500 tickets in their first year.
Biodesign Here Now got announced "the most mind-bending exhibition" during the LDF18 by Core77

Link to last years Biodesign Here Now event.

How to apply

Apply before the 15th of July with your project.
We will select all finalists on the 20th of July.

Finalists will receive an exhibition space, 1h slot on our talk stage and workshop opportunities.

Exhibiton fee is £350 (exVat)
*This does not include installation and production costs for projects (e.g. plinths, screens, etc...)

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