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A non-profit organization promoting responsible innovation in the field of synthetic biology through competition, collaboration, and community.

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On June 14, 2018 iGEM announced that it will be partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks committed to being the lead partner for the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. Ginkgo Bioworks has previous history participating in iGEM programs, and is eager to give back to the iGEM community. The CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks, Jason KellyJason Kelly, said "As early graduates ourselves, we're humbled to now be in a position where we can give back in such a meaningful way to a partner that shares our values on technology, responsibility, and local action."

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On June 14, 2018 iGEM announced that it will be partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks committed to being the lead partner for the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. Ginkgo Bioworks has previous history participating in iGEM programs, and is eager to give back to the iGEM community. The CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks, Jason Kelly, said ""As early graduates ourselves, we're humbled to now be in a position where we can give back in such a meaningful way to a partner that shares our values on technology, responsibility, and local action."

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Year
Award/Track
Undergrad
Overgrad
Highschool

2017

Best Model

William_and_Mary

ETH_Zurich, Munich

Judd_UK

2017

iGEMers Prize

Wageningen_UR

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Diagnostics Project

Oxford

Munich

N/A

2017

Best Education and Public Engagement

EPFL

TUDelft

Judd_UK

2017

Best Energy Project

Macquarie_Australia

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Entrepreneurship

Cornell

TUDelft

N/A

2017

Best Environment Project

NCKU_Tainan

Exeter

N/A

2017

Best Food and Nutrition Project

Glasgow

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Foundational Advance Project

Heidelberg

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

N/A

2017

Best Hardware

Shanghaitech, BostonU_HW

Munich

CLSB-UK

2017

Best Information Processing Project

INSA-UPS_France

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Integrated Human Practices

Heidelberg

TUDelft

CLSB-UK

2017

Best Manufacturing Project

SZU-China

Uppsala

N/A

2017

Best Measurement

William_and_Mary

N/A

East_Chapel_Hill

2017

Best Applied Design

INSA-UPS_France

Exeter, Munich

Mingdao

2017

Best New Application Project

Ku_Leuven

TUDelft

N/A

2017

Best New Basic Part

Vilnius-Lithuania

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

Mingdao

2017

Best New Composite Part

Vilnius-Lithuania

TUDelft

CLSB-UK

2017

Best Part Collection

Vilnius-Lithuania

TUDelft

CCA_San_Diego

2017

Best Plant Synthetic Biology

UESTC-China

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Poster

Kent, Heidelberg

ETH_Zurich

CCA_San_Diego

2017

Best Presentation

Heidelberg

TuDelft

Shenzhen_SFLS, SMS_Shenzhen

2017

Best Software Project

SYSU_Software

N/A

N/A

2017

Best Software Tool

Heidelberg

Munich

CLSB-UK

2017

Best Therapeutics Projects

Fudan

Edinburgh_OG

N/A

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Year
Award/Track
Undergrad
Overgrad
Highschool

2015

Finalist

Czech_Republic, Heidelberg, William_and_Mary

BGU_Isreal, TU_Delft

TAS_Taipei

2015

Best Poster

N/AHeidelberg

Waterloo

BroadRun-NorthernVA

2015

Best Supporting Entrepreneurship

Cornell

N/A UCL

N/A SKLBC-DGSYZX

2015

FinalistBest Wiki

William_and_Mary UCSF

N/A Tu_Delft

N/A TAS_Taipei

2015

Best New Composite Part

Peking

BielefeldBielefeld-CeBiTec

METU_HS_Ankara

2015

Best Part Collection

Peking

ETH_Zurich

METU_HU_Ankara

2015

Best Software Tool

SYSU-Software

SYSU-Software

SYSU-Software

2015

Best Software Tool

N/ACzech_Republic

Waterloo

N/A

2015

First Runner Up

Czech_Republic

BGU_Isreal

N/A

2015

Grand Prize Winner

William_and_Mary

TU_Delft

TAS_Taipei

2015

iGEMers Prize

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

2015

Second Runner Up

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

2015

Security Commendation

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

2015

Best Presentation

William_and_Mary

N/ABielefeld-CeBiTec

BroadRun-NorthernVA

2016

Grand Prize Winner

Imperial College

LMU-TUM Munich

HSiTAIWAN

2016

First Runner Up

Sydney Austrailia

Wageningen UR

N/A

2016

Second Runner Up

SCAU-China

N/A

N/A

2016

Best Applied Design

NCTU Formosa

Pasteur Paris

HSiTAIWAN

2016

Best Diagnostics Project

INSA-Lyon

Pasteur Paris

N/A

2016

Best Education and Public Engagement

Imperial College, SCAU-China

Tei-Hai

TAS Taipei

2016

Best Energy Project

Nanjing-China

N/A

N/A

2016

Best Entrepreneurship

Sydney Australia

Pasteur Paris

N/A

2016

Best Environment Project

Peking

TJUSLS China

N/A

2016

Best Food and Nutrition Project

Sydney Australia

N/A

N/A

2016

Best Foundational Advance Project

Imperial College

Slovenia

N/A

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Award/Track
Undergrad
Overgrad
Highschool

2015

Best Health and Medicine Project

Czech_Republic

BGU_Isreal

N/A

2015

Best Applied Design

Cornell

N/ATU-Delft

N/AHSNU-Taipei

2015

Best Environment Project

Cornell

N/ABielefeld-CeBiTec

N/A

2015

Best Manufacturing Project

Stanford-Brown

N/AAachen

N/A

2015

Best Energy Project

TJU

TJU

TJU

2015

Best Food and Nutrition Project

Marburg

Marburg

Marburg

2015

Best Foundational Advance Project

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

2015

Best Hardware Project

TU-Delft

TU-Delft

TU-Delft

2015

Best Education and Public Engagement

William_and_Mary

N/AUFMG_Brazil

N/AShiyan_SY_China

2015

Best High School Project

TAS_Taipei

TAS_Taipei

TAS_Taipei

2015

Best Innovation in Measurement

TU_Eindhoven

Marburg

N/A

2015

Best Integrated Human Practices

Edinburgh

Bielefeld-CeBiTec

HSNU-Taipei

2015

Best Model

Czech_Republic

ETH_Zurich

Techion_HS_Isreal

2015

Best New Application Project

Tianjin

Technion_Isreal

N/A

2015

Best New Basic Part

Tianjin

BGU_Isreal

N/A

2015

Best New Composite Part

Peking

Bielefeld

METU_HS_Ankara

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Grand Prize Winners

Year
Award/Track
Undergrad
Overgrad
Highschool

2014

Best New Basic Part

NCTU Formosa

TU Darmstadt

N/A

2014

Chairman's Award

Sumbawagen

Sumbawagen

N/A

2014

1st Runner up

Imperial

Wageningen

N/A

2014

2nd Runner-up

NCTU Formosa

TU Darmstadt

N/A

2014

Best Energy Project

TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt

N/A

2014

Best Measurement Project

Aachen

Aachen

N/A

2014

Best Software Project

SYSU-Software

SYSU-Software

N/A

2014

Best Food & Nutrition Project

Wageningen UR

Wageningen UR

N/A

2014

Best Information Processing Project

Tokyo Tech

Tokyo Tech

N/A

2014

Best Manufacturing Project

Imperial

Imperial

N/A

2014

Best Art & Design Project

ArtCenter MDP

ArtCenter MDP

N/A

2014

Best Community Labs Project

SF Bay Area DIYbio

SF Bay Area DIYbio

N/A

2014

Best Microfluidics Project

TU Delft-Leiden

TU Delft-Leiden

N/A

2014

Best Entreprenuership Project

ITESM-Guadalajara

ITESM-Guadalajara

N/A

2014

Best Policy & Practices Project

GES NCSU Raleigh NC

GES NCSU Raleigh NC

N/A

2014

Best Environment Project

NCTU Formosa

Minnesota

N/A

2014

Best Foundational Advance Project

Heidelberg

Gothenburg

N/A

2014

Best health & Medicine Project

Dundee

Aberdeen Scotland

N/A

2014

Best New Application Project

TU Eindhoven

Paris Bettencourt

N/A

2014

Best Policy & Practices Advance

Dundee

UC Davis

N/A

2014

Best Measurement Approach

Toulouse

Aberdeen Scotland

N/A

2014

Best Model

Waterloo

ETH Zurich

N/A

2014

Grand Prize Winner

Heidelberg

UC Davis

N/A

2014

Best New Composite Part

SYSU-China

INSA-Lyon

N/A

2014

Best Wiki

Aalto-Helsinki

LMU-Munich, SDU-Denmark

N/A

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The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotespromoting the development of synthetic biology through competition, collaboration, and community. The iGEM Foundation promotes technological development within the field of synthetic biology with three main programs: the iGEM Competition, Labs Program, and Registry of Standard Biological Parts. It was founded in 2003 by Randy Rettberg and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Partnerships

Ginkgo Bioworks

On June 14, 2018 iGEM announced that it will be partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks committed to being the lead partner for the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. Ginkgo Bioworks has previous history participating in iGEM programs, and is eager to give back to the iGEM community. The CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks, Jason Kelly, said ""As early graduates ourselves, we're humbled to now be in a position where we can give back in such a meaningful way to a partner that shares our values on technology, responsibility, and local action."

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Year of Competition
Team(s)
Affiliated Company

2006

Edinburgh

Gene AdviserGene Adviser

2007, 2012

Paris 2007, Evry 2012

PILIPILI

2007, 2012

Paris 2007, Evry 2012

La PaillasseLa Paillasse

2009 to 2015

Peking 2009, USTC 2009, Tsinghua 2010, Peking 2010, OUC China 2012, BNU-China 2014, Peking 2015

BluephaBluepha

2010 to 2011

Washington 2010, Washington 2011

Experiment.com Experiment.com (formerly Microryza)

2012

MIT (Entrepreneurship)

BenchlingBenchling

2012

Alberta (Entrepreneurship)

Upcycled AromaticUpcycled Aromatics

2012

Erasmus University, Rotterdam

AmplinoAmplino

2012

University College London (Entrepreneurship)

Morph BioinformaticMorph Bioinformatics

2012 to 2013

Calgary 2012, Calgary (Entrepreneurship) 2013

FredSenseFredSense

2013

Penn

BioBotsBioBots

2013

UC Davis (Entrepreneurship)

AmbercycleAmbercycle

2013

University College London (Entrepreneurship)

Bento LabBento Lab (formerly Darwin Toolbox)

2014

Genspace

OpentronsOpentrons

2014

Imperial College London

CustoMemCustoMem

2015

BGU

LabSpaceLabSpace

2015

Paris Bettencourt

Heroes of XHeroes of X

2015

Paris Bettencourt

UnibiomeUnibiome

2015

Czech Republic

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The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of synthetic biologysynthetic biology through competition, collaboration, and community. The iGEM Foundation promotes technological development within the field of synthetic biology with three main programs: the iGEM Competition, Labs Program, and Registry of Standard Biological Parts. It was founded in 2003 by Randy Rettberg and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of synthetic biology through competition, collaboration, and community. The iGEM Foundation promotes technological development within the field of synthetic biology with three main programs: the iGEM Competition, Labs Program, and Registry of Standard Biological Parts. It was founded in 2003 by Randy Rettberg and is headquartered in Boston, MassachusettsMassachusetts.

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Each year hundreds of teams build software, hardware, and wetware tools within certain research tracks. Teams comprise of students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate (called "overgrad" by the organizers) levels, although community labs are also eligible to field teams. Each team must complete tasks specific to their selected tracks to be eligible for a medal of either bronze, silver, or gold. There is no limit to how many medals can be awarded by judges -- it is decided on the individual accomplishments of each team (i.e: all teams can win a gold medal).

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Each year hundreds of teams build software, hardware, and wetware tools within certain research tracks. Teams comprise of students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate (called "overgrad" by the organizers) levels, although community labs are also eligible to field teams. Each team must complete tasks specific to their selected tracks to be eligible for a medal of either bronze, silver, or gold. There is no limit to how many medals can be awarded by judges -- it is decided on the individual accomplishments of each team (i.e: all teams can win a gold medal).

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Year of Competition
Team(s)
Affiliated Company

2004, 2006

MIT

Ginkgo BioworksGinkgo Bioworks

2006

Brown

SynBioBetaSynBioBeta

2008

Washington

AsimovAsimov

2009

Imperial College London

BioBrightBioBright

2009

DTU Denmark

LabsterLabster

2010

Liliane Bettencourt

Eligo BioscienceEligo Bioscience

2010

Alberta

GenomikonGenomikon (merged with Synbiota)

2011

Imperial College London

LabGeniusLabGenius

2011

Washington

PVP BiologicsPVP Biologics

2012

Queens Canada

Hyasynth BioHyasynth Bio

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Year
Team Count
Individual Participants

2018

340369 (estestimated registration)

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The Open Track includes all other tracks from previous years, except for Software, including Hardware, Measurement, and Art & Design, as well as other projects in Human Practices.

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Individuals from industry and academia volunteer to judge the iGEM Competition each year. They score teams on various metrics including the quality of the Wiki, final presentation, and poster, as well as the technical accomplishments of the project itself. There are also track-specific scoring rubrics.

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The iGEM Competition has grown from five teams in 2004 to 310 in 2017.The iGEM Foundation states itthe competition has over 30,000 alumni, but this number is likely an overestimate that includes double counting of individuals who have participated in multiple years.

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The Open Track includes all tracks from previous years, except for Software, that do not use DNA or parts from the registry. The Open Track includesincluding Hardware, Measurement, and Art & Design, as well as other projects in Human Practices.