May 10, 2023
Engineering Biology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

 

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Engineering Biology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
May 10, 2023 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
followed by reception

Location:
Industry City, Camp David
220 36th Street, Brooklyn NY

Price:
$299 Members  |  $349 Non-members

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Builds Bio 4th Industrial Revolution presentation at Industry City NY

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Speakers & Panelists


The Future is Here

In 2018, at the first Symposium for Builds Bio+, Nancy J Kelley talked about disruptive new technologies that were transforming both the life science and healthcare industries fusing biology, engineering, design and manufacturing. These changes were described as a Fourth Industrial Revolution characterized by a fusion of technologies that were blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological realms, opening up new markets for biological innovation in agriculture, chemicals, bioremediation, energy, advanced materials, fashion and direct to consumer healthcare. Today, that future is here.

Biofabricate

NYC Launched/Based Companies

Spawned by the early efforts of nonprofit organizations in New York City such as Biofabricate, Biodesign Challenge, and New Harvest, amongst others, a plethora of NYC launched/based companies are harnessing nature’s design principles and manufacturing capabilities, such as C16 Biosciences, which is producing a sustainable alternative to palm oil, Tomtex, which creates “vegan leather” by using seashells and mushroom waste, Fork & Good, which is pioneering a new way of raising and producing meat, and Keel Labs, which uses algae to create yarn.

Biodesign Challenge

Explore This Emerging Sector

We spent the day exploring this emerging sector of life sciences beginning with the early organizations that worked to establish the industry and highlighting many of the exciting new companies bringing new products and services to market. We learnt how the lab needs of these companies substantially differ from traditional life science companies developing therapeutics.

Keel Labs’ seaweed-based yarn


Agenda 

9:30am – 10:00am: CHECK-IN, NETWORKING, AND BREAKFAST

10:00am – 10:05am: 
WELCOME

  •  Jim Somoza 
    Partner, Managing Director, Industry City 
  • Mitchel W. Simpler 
    Partner Emeritus, JBB
    Founding Member and Steering Committee, Builds Bio+ 

10:05am – 10:15am: OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING

  • Nancy J Kelley 
    President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates
    Founding Member and Steering Committee, Builds Bio+

10:15am – 11:10am: EARLY DAYS

MODERATOR
  • Nancy J Kelley
    President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates
    Founding Member and Steering Committee, Builds Bio+ 
SPEAKERS
  • Indie Bio: Sabriya Stukes 
     Chief Scientific Officer 
  • The HAX: Susan Schofer 
     Hard Tech Venture Capital Investor
    Partner at SOSV and Chief Science Officer at The HAX 
  • Genspace: Karen Ingram 
    Creative Director, Designer and Artist 

11:00am – 12:10pm:  LAYING THE FOUNDATION

MODERATOR
  • Nancy J Kelley 
    President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates
    Founding Member and Steering Committee, Builds Bio+
SPEAKERS
  • Biofabricate: Our Material World. Built with Biology 
    Suzanne Lee, CEO and Founder 
  • Genspace 
    Beth Tuck, Executive Director 
  • GP-Write and the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology 
    Andrew Hessel, Chairman, Co-Founder 
  • Biodesign Challenge
    Daniel Grushkin, Founder and Executive Director 
  • Biotech without Borders 
    Ellen Jorgensen, Founder and Treasurer 

12:00pm – 12:50pm:  LUNCH BY SAHADI’S

12:50pm – 1:50pm:  BIRTHING THE INDUSTRY IN NYC

MODERATOR
  • Daniel Grushkin
    Founder and Executive Director, Biodesign Challenge 
SPEAKERS 
  • Fashion Institute of Technology 
    Theanne Schiros, Associate Professor 
  • Pratt Institute
    Jeanne Pfordresher Artist/Designer 
  • New School Parsons Healthy Materials Lab
    Alison Mears, Director/Co-Founder Parsons Healthy Materials Lab
    Associate Professor of Architecture 
  • Terreform One
    Mitch Joachim, Associate Professor NYU and Co-Founder 

1:50pm – 3:10pm:   GROWING THE INDUSTRY IN NYC

MODERATOR
  • Sabriya Stukes 
    Chief Scientific Officer, IndieBio
SPEAKERS
  • C16 Biosciences 
    David Heller, Co-Founder and Head of Operations 
  • Helaina 
    Anthony Clark, Chief Technology Officer
  • Aanika Biosciences
    Vishaal B. Bhuyan, CEO & Co-Founder 
  • MelonFrost
    Samuel Levin, PhD, CEO 
  • Fork & Good 
    Emily Bogan, Business Operations Manager 
  • Werewool 
    Chui-lian Lee, Co-Founder and CEO 
  • Tomtex
    Uyen Tran, Co-Founder & CEO and
    Ross McBee, Co-Founder & CSO 
  • Keep Earth Company
    Aaron Nesser, Principal
    Formerly Co-founder & CTO, Keel Labs 
  • ChemFinity Technologies 
    Adam Uliana, Co-Founder and CEO 

3:10pm – 4:00pm:   HOUSING THE INDUSTRY IN NYC/NJ

MODERATOR
  • Susan Schofer
    Hard Tech Venture Capital Investor
    Partner, SOSV
    Chief Science Officer, HAX 
SPEAKERS
  • Industry City 
    Jim Somoza, Partner, Managing Director 
  • BioBat 
    Thomas Hall, Executive Director 
  • Newlab 
    Satish Rao, Chief Product Officer,
    Newlab @ The Brooklyn Navy Yard 
  • SUNY Downstate 
    Eva Brown Cramer, PhD,
    Vice President for Biotechnology and Scientific Affairs
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center 

4:00pm – 5:00pm:   RECEPTION & NETWORKING
Dinner by SAHADI’S
Refreshments available throughout the day!


Camp David, Industry City