eureKAWARDS is a science-based pitch contest aimed at discovering and supporting ambitious synthetic biology projects from across Europe.
You are a researcher working on a fantastic synthetic biology project in your university lab, biohacking space or personal garage and looking to get a well-deserved head start?
eureKAWARDS is exactly what you need: a great opportunity to present your idea, concept or even your pre-startup plan in front of our panel of renowned scientific experts and business partners to compete for a full year of free access to eureKARE’s synthetic biology studio, eureKASYNBIO.
The eureKAWARDS winner gets
Free access to premium services provided by the eureKASYNBIO startup studio team and its network of validated partners for one year. This includes advice concerning strategy, equity financing, grants, communications and more.
The winner will also receive guidance and support from eureKARE’s team and broad network of validated academic and industrial professionals in synthetic biology. In addition, significant exposure to qualified investors and media platforms will be given to the winning project.
eureKARE will also prioritize the winning project and consider investing in the startup upon the achievement of proof of concept and value creation milestones.
Access to the eureKAWARDS contest is free.
The application will be submitted online, in English only.
Information provided by the applicant via the application form will be considered as non-confidential.
Candidates must be researchers or makers with an irrepressible desire to turn a disruptive idea into an innovative product. This product is expected to add significant value to the lives of patients and consumers or to the success of commercial users.
Only applications from the field of synthetic biology, including but not only DNA synthesis, gene editing, gene therapy, mRNA vaccines and therapeutics, enzyme engineering, synthetic cells, xeno-nucleic acids, and CAR T-cells, will be considered and only applicants with legal capacity based and active in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Israël are invited to apply.
The scope of the competition is open to biomedical, environmental and industrial indications, but the project must always be aimed at bringing a better solution to a clear and proven unmet need. Diversity is encouraged and all qualified applicants from any nationality, social, ethnic, racial and gender categories are welcome to submit their proposal.
Pr. Roy Bar-Ziv was the winner of the 2021 eurekAWARDS! You can read more information about his project recently turned start-up, here.