Why do we need sponsors?

Previous iGEM teams accomplished prestigious results within the iGEM competition. We would like to continue this success by performing research of high quality and creating awareness about the positive effects of synthetic biology. On the road to organize and realize our ideas, we are faced with lab costs, fees for experts, travel costs, and costs for promotion material. As a student project we have a limited budget and resources. In order to cover the costs generated by participating in the iGEM competition and performing our research, we rely on the contribution of sponsors.

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Our sponsors

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology

TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century. This is done by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research, which is acknowledged as world-class; by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society; and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations with both economic and social value.

Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology engages in internationally leading, groundbreaking research and education programs in industrial and environmental biotechnology. The Department of Biotechnology covers the fields of biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, cell systems engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology and society, thereby combining fundamental research, engineering, and design. These fields are all directed towards biotechnological process innovations.

Bionanoscience Department

The Department of Bionanoscience (BN) focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes, from the level of single molecules to the full complexity of living cells. This research provides a fascinating insight into the molecular mechanisms that lead to cellular function. The department features a strongly multidisciplinary and international team of scientists, whose research areas include single-molecule biophysics, synthetic biology, as well as (quantitative) cell biology. BN has provided our team with laboratory space, supplies and an exceptional supervisory team.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences’ main ambition is to contribute to resolving the major social challenges of our time through its teaching and research. These challenges include a secure, safe, clean and efficient energy supply, health (e.g. effective medicines), security of food supply, green economy/bio-economy, safety and security (also in terms of information transfer) and innovation. The faculty aims to be among the best in the world in a number of research areas.



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Delft Bioengineering Institute

The virtual TU Delft Bioengineering Institute strengthens the campus-wide collaboration of scientists who are engineering solutions in, with or for biology, links them with external partners, and increases the visibility of the Delft University of Technology as a major partner in the international bioengineering arena.

Delft Health Initiative

TU Delft | Health Initiative brings together researchers involved in health research and innovation, in order to focus TU Delft expertise and to contribute to pioneering health technologies within relevant (inter)national research programs. Focus research areas are Neurotech, Cardiotech, Oncotech and Integrated Technologies.


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Further information at www.basf.com.


Erasmus MC

The Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is the largest and one of the most authoritative scientific University Medical Centers in Europe. It is committed to a healthy population and excellence in health care through research and education. Through joint educational programmes, such as Nanobiology, the Erasmus MC encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and thinking outside the box to better understand the complexity of life and solve medical problems of today for the benefit of tomorrow’s healthcare.



SkylineDx is driven by research and development in the field of molecular diagnostics. We are determined to empower innovative and personalized treatment of various diseases. To enable this, we are building a comprehensive range of world class diagnostic solutions on the cutting edge of technology and genomics

V.O. Patents & Trademarks

V.O. Patents & Trademarks is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering and Hightech & Electronics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property. Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.


Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to develop technologies that improve and enhance life—from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. The life science business’ purpose is to solve the toughest problems in the industry by collaborating with the global scientific community. With a broad portfolio of more than 300,000 products for protein research, cell biology and chemical-based and biopharmaceuticals, the business covers the bioprocessing value chain.

United Consumers

UnitedConsumers Energie is a Dutch energy company that has been supplying green electricity from wind energy to more than 100,000 households since 2005. We support innovation in the field of sustainability, in order to make the world greener and cleaner step by step.


The Eurofins sequencing services provide you with the most flexibility for your samples in tubes and plates. GATC Biotech’s Sanger sequencing products can process a variety of starting materials submitted in tubes or plates. Exceptionally high-quality sequencing results are available online within hours.


Promega is a global leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to life scientists in academic, industrial and government settings. Their products are used by life scientists asking fundamental questions about biological processes as well as by scientists who are applying scientific knowledge to diagnose and treat diseases, discover new therapeutics, and use genetics and DNA testing for human identification.


Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.

Medical Delta

Medical Delta is an interdisciplinary collaboration of more than 350 scientists from Erasmus University, Erasmus MC, TU Delft, LUMC, Leiden University and four universities of applied sciences. Together with businesses and governments, they work on technological solutions for sustainable healthcare. Medical Delta does this with fifteen interdisciplinary scientific programs and with practice-oriented field and living labs. Medical Delta thus forms the pivot of the Health & Technology ecosystem in the province of Zuid-Holland and beyond.



SnapGene is the first molecular biology software that is easier to use than pen and paper. Now every DNA construct made in our lab can be documented in a rich electronic format. Thanks to the free SnapGene Viewer, the files can be shared with our colleagues around the world!


BioRender is an online app used to create, edit, and collaborate on scientific diagrams, and illustrations. It offers a large library of over 40,000 icons to use in the creation of scientific posters, presentations, publications, and more.