ABOUT THIS OPEN CHANNEL:

Synthetic biology, an emerging field that employs engineering principles to control biological systems, will transform the way we produce food and other biological materials, as well as the way we interact, build, and live in urban environments.

Taking advantage of the self-replicating, self-assembly, and self-improving nature of many of these engineered biological elements, a new frontier in the development of efficient urban strategies and manufacturing processes enabled by synthetic biology will create new applications, markets, and products for the benefit of human cities.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING THIS CHANNEL’S VENTURE BUILDER?

A Venture Builder for Synthetic Biology + Urban Planning will fill a fully funded, high profile position built to find MIT ideas that are translatable for this specific channel.

If you are an individual with deep technical experience, relevant market knowledge, and varying degrees of experience, we invite you to apply to become a Venture Builder. 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THIS CHANNEL?

The Synthetic Biology + Urban Planning channel is primed to launch.

With the sponsorship of an individual or organization, Proto Ventures will begin to leverage MIT’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem towards developing solutions to defined problem spaces in this area.