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BioFutures Symposium 2023
BioFutures Symposium 2023

Tue, 04 Jul


Newcastle upon Tyne

BioFutures Symposium 2023

The BioFutures Symposium 2023 is hosted by the BioFutures IDRT, one of seven Northumbria University Interdisciplinary Research Themes (IDRTs).

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Time & Location

04 Jul 2023, 13:00 – 07 Jul 2023, 15:00

Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7YT, UK

About the event

BioFutures IDRT's ambition is to perform world leading research in design-led innovation through biology-centred technology and engineering. By combining design thinking with biotechnology, we seek to create sustainable and socially responsible products and services that can benefit society and the environment. Biotechnology is entering a new stage in its development, leaving the laboratory, and entering the real world. This creates new challenges and innovation opportunities to develop challenge-led solutions through design thinking.Connect and collaborate

Through the BioFutures Symposium 2023, we would like to connect educators, researchers, design practitioners, industrialists and students from biology, engineering, environmental sciences, architecture, fashion, innovation design, computer sciences and social sciences, to showcase and discuss the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. Contribution topics

The symposium will have sections covering the following areas: wearable biosensors, biological fabrication of smart materials / novel biomaterials, waste valorisation, biological interface materials, AI-designed life, and design education for BioFuture, concluding with industry perspectives on BioFutures.

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