Sponsors/Revive Restore

Revive & Restore

We are excited to welcome Revive & Restore as an iGEM Partner for the first time!

Revive & Restore is the leading conservation organization promoting the incorporation of genetic tools into standard conservation practice. For the 2020 Competition, Revive & Restore will award up to 12 grants of $5500 each to teams whose projects are focused on solving a problem in conservation. See below for more information on how to apply.

There are many ways synthetic biology can create tools for conservation. In the span of this iGEM year, what will your team be capable of? Revive & Restore asks you to think alternatively and think big!

Can you create a synthetic horseshoe crab bait for fisheries? Or generate pollutant remediating microbes? What about using CRISPR/Cas9 for DNA-extraction-free monitoring of invasive species? Use a creative, ambitious goal to develop the first small, scientific steps to get there. Conservation needs innovation. Your next-generation ideas could help save wildlife and ecosystems!

Revive & Restore Lead Scientist Ben Novak at the 2019 Giant Jamboree. Read Ben's reflections about the Jamboree on the iGEM Blog.

Congratulations to Revive & Restore Grant Recipients!
June 15

For the 2020 Competition, Revive & Restore have selected 12 iGEM teams whose projects are focused on solving a problem in conservation to receive their team grants.

Congratulations to the recipients:

Team UGent Belgium
Drought Relief

Team UNSW Australia
Genetic Rescue

Team MichiganState
Genetic Rescue

Team MSP-Maastricht
Invasives Control

Remediation, Plastic

Team Qdai
Remediation, Soil

Team Alma
Remediation, Soil

Remediation, Water

Team AshesiGhana
Remediation, Water

Team BNDS China
Synthetic Alternatives

Team Manchester
Synthetic Alternatives

Synthetic Alternatives

Thank you to Revive & Restore for supporting innovation in conservation at iGEM!

Team Grant Opportunity

Awarding up to 12 grants of $5500 to teams with projects focused on conservation

Revive & Restore are challenging iGEM 2020 teams to think alternatively, and innovate in the name of conservation.

Revive & Restore will award a $5,500 grant (USD) to up to 12 teams that meet our conservation criteria. This sum will be provided to help kick-off your team project and will help to offset the iGEM 2020 regular registration fee*. We’ll also provide sponsored teams with a “kick-off” call as well as project feedback.

Learn more about the Revive & Restore challenge at:

Call for Proposals

Note the following important dates:

  • Submission deadline: Monday, May 25**
  • Winners announced: Week of June 1

Visit the link below for application criteria:

*Note: Teams must register for the Competition to be eligible to receive this grant. Learn more about team registration.

**Note: Submissions are due no later than 11:59PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

Revive & Restore is a Partner Sponsor of the 2020 iGEM Competition

As a non-profit organization, we count on the support of our partners and sponsors to help us continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. Learn more about Sponsorship at iGEM.