About the Tour

The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative that brings biotechnology to life at select science centers and museums worldwide. The program, supported by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Biogen Foundation, is scheduled to run from 2015-2017. The WBT will increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology among youth and the general public through hands-on and discussion-led learning opportunities. Learn more. Follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour.

Ambassador Highlights

The WBT ambassador program enlists students ages 13-19 years old to give presentations about dynamic biotechnology topics in their schools and communities to inspire others to get involved. As ambassadors train throughout the year in science communication, they also interact with other international students through ASTC-hosted online exchanges. The program has allowed youths a unique view into STEM careers and valuable access to scientists and industry leaders from around the world. See updates from the ambassadors on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour

About the Biogen Foundation

The mission of the Biogen Foundation is to improve the quality of peoples’ lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which the company operates, with a special emphasis on innovative ways to promote science literacy and encourage young people to consider science careers. Additional information about the Biogen Foundation can be found at www.biogen.com.

WBT Events

Upcoming: 2018

Update on World Biotech Tour - Washington, D.C., USA

Stay tuned for updates in 2018 and learn more about ASTC's ongoing collaborations and projects!
Past event: Nov 15 - 17, 2017

Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) - Tokyo, Japan

An ambassador from each of the 12 science centres that participated in the World Biotech Tour from 2015-2017 will be attending the SCWS in Tokyo! The ambassadors will represent their science centre and the WBT ambassador program in front of 500 attendees from 50 countries around the world, including representatives of science centres/museums, universities/research institutions, governmental agencies, businesses, international institutions, NGOs/NPOs as well as science communication professionals and science journalists. Learn about the selected ambassadors (highlighted in yellow) on the AMBASSADORS page by selecting each year. Follow on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour for photos and updates.

Past event: Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Copernicus Science Centre - Warsaw, Poland

The tour is having a European extravaganza during the last weekend of September! The first stop will be at Copernicus Science Centre where the festival will coincide with the Warsaw Science Festival. Visitors of both events will enjoy biotech activities, participate in laboratory workshops, meet the ambassadors, and enjoy a biotech inspired cello concert! Follow on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour for photos and updates.
Past event: Sept 29 - 30, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Domus-Museos Científicos Coruñeses - A Coruña, Spain

The next stop will be at Domus where visitors will interact with the WBT ambassadors, participate in science cafes with local scientists and the medical director of Biogen Spain, and try their hand at Biotech Graffiti. Follow on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour for photos and updates.
Past event: Sept 29 - 30, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Heureka - Vantaa, Finland

Coinciding with Domus's festival and the European Researchers Night (ERN), Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, will have table activities from local scientists and iGEM teams, Lab-in-a-box activities, and a fun hidden biotech scavenger hunt through their exhibits that can be played on your mobile device. Follow on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour for photos and updates.
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