The Biotechnology Institute was created in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) organization by a group of leading biotechnology companies and centers, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). We are an independent, leading science-based national education organization. The Institute directs a premier international science competition, the BioGENEius Challenge, annual Leadership Awards, educational programs like BioDiversity and career mentoring opportunities. Beyond fostering the innovative research in biotechnology of our next-gen scientists, we strive to reach a broad spectrum of audiences to bridge the knowledge gap in life sciences between the general public and the biotechnology community.
Through these activities, the Institute’s mission is to engage, excite, and educate young people about careers in biotechnology and catalyze their potential to “heal, feed and fuel the world.”
Whether as a participant, student, sponsor or patron, your involvement in the Institute’s programs builds new connections and enhances the biotechnology community for generations to come.