In 2021, a team of young scientists from Toulouse, sponsored and supported by BioEco won the top prize in the prestigious iGEM competition. This annual, globally renowned event, has been running for almost two decades, involving more than 70,000 participants to-date. The focus of the contest is denoted by the iGEM acronym, which stands for international genetically engineered machine.
Indeed, at its inception, the competition was founded in order to bolster the synthetic biology industry. An attractive and exciting proposition, the iGEM has nurtured and developed new talent by providing a “sandbox” environment for innovation in this field.