Synbio Reverse Pitch Competition Kick-Off
Welcome to the 2019 Synbio Reverse Pitch Competition Kick-Off!
From Waste to Wealth – Microbes to the Rescue!
Can microbes turn waste into useful products, can we purify water with new biopolymers? Or feed old rugs to microbes? Yes, yes and yes.
In the Synbio Reverse Pitch Competition Kick-Off on March 20th, companies (Ikea, St1, Kemira and Neste) will present student teams with real life challenges to be solved with synthetic biology! The teams will then move on to work on their ideas and pitch their competing solutions in the finals on May 27th 2019.
Join us on March 20th to hear more!
Meet with Ikea, St1, Kemira and Neste who will present their Synbio Challenges to the contestants of the 2019 Reverse Pitch Competition.
March 20th, 16:00 – 1800
Boosting Circular Economy with Synthetic Biology
• Riitta Silvennoinen /Specialist in the Circular economy focus area at Sitra Fund
• Nina Pulkkis /Documentarist, Parad Media
Synthetic Biology and The Future of Finland
• Howy Jacobs Professor of Molecular Biology, Tampere University
Science documentary about Synthetic Biology and The Microbial Revolution
The challenges presented:
Circular Economy: Making edible waste for microbes
• Tomi Erho, VTT Principal Scientist
A novel device for processing problematic waste
Synbio – what could it be?
• Merja Penttilä, Professor, Aalto University & VTT