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.
Past event: June 22 - 24, 2017
World Biotech Tour Festival, Museu da Vida (Museum of Life) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The tour is hopping from South Africa to Brazil! Museu da Vida-Fiocruz
will host the WBT in and around the science centre with biotech activities, theatre shows, activities from Biogen Brazil employees, and ambassadors presenting the Lab-in-a-box activities and their biotech research. Stay tuned on social media (Facebook
and Twitter @biotechtour and @museudavida) for updates and live scientist questions!
Past event: June 9 - 11, 2017
World Biotech Tour Festival, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre - Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
The next stop of the 2017 tour will be hosted at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
and will take place in communities around South Africa, including Cape Town, Pretoria, and Newtown. Visitors will have a chance to meet the ambassadors and hear about their biotech topics! Learn about the program on Sci-Bono's website
and stay tuned on social media (Facebook
and Twitter @biotechtour and @scibono) for updates!
Past event: April 7 - 9, 2017
World Biotech Tour Festival, Montreal Science Centre - Montreal, QC-Canada
The final stop of the 2016 tour will be at the Montreal Science Centre. Visitors will have a chance to meet the ambassadors and hear about their biotech topics! The free event will be at the science centre April 7-8 and at the Marc-Favreau library on April 9. Learn more about the event here
) and stay tuned on social media (Facebook
and Twitter @biotechtour and @centredessciences) for live updates during the festival!
Past event: September 30 - October 2, 2016
World Biotech Tour Festival, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci (MUST) - Milan, Italy
The next stop of the 2016 tour will be at MUST in Milan during the European Biotech Week. The museum will feature biotech activities, a biotech scavenger hunt in the #Foodpeople exhibit, presentations by the ambassadors, and a pop up event at Porta Venezia, a historical outdoor space in the city. The ambassadors have posted their biotech videos (IT)
. Vote on your favorite video by 26th Sept. and help send a student to Tokyo, Japan! Follow updates on social media (Facebook
and Twitter @biotechtour and @museoscienza).
Past event: August 13 - 21, 2016
World Biotech Tour Festival, Scitech - Perth, Australia
celebrated the World Biotech Tour at the Perth Science Festival
and at Scitech. The museum featured LIAB activities, research groups, and the ambassadors inside the WBT tent. At the museum, school groups and families enjoyed the biotech scavenger hunt, LIAB activities, special talks from scientists and biotech industry representatives, and fun workshops on the power of honey and the wonders of making cake in a cup! The ambassadors later presented their biotech topics to an audience and panel of judges. Ambassador Shiya Huang was selected as the representative for Scitech at the SCWS2017! Congratulations to all the ambassadors! Follow updates on social media (Facebook
and Twitter @biotechtour and @scitechWA)
Past event: June 16 - 18, 2016
World Biotech Tour Festival, National Science Museum (NSM) Thailand - Pathumthani, Thailand
The ambassadors were in full force at the NSM
World Biotech Tour in Thailand. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, the Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand, was present to help kick-off the festival. The museum showcased LIAB activities, research groups, and the ambassadors' presentations. The ambassadors later presented their biotech topics to an audience and panel of judges at the National Science and Technology Fair. Ambassador YATA THANAKARN was selected to represent NSM Thailand at the SCWS2017! Follow updates on social media at (ASTC's
Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour).
Past event: October 25, 29, & November 5, 2015
World Biotech Tour Festival, Technopolis - Mechelen, Belgium
The final stop for the 2015 tour will be at Technopolis and the University of Leuven. The WBT will be featured at the National Biotech Day
in Leuven before moving to Technopolis for a school-focused day on October 29, and finally a public day with WBT ceremony on November 5. Follow the events on our social media!
Past event: October 17, 2015
2016 World Biotech Tour Announcement - Montreal, Canada
The next locations for the 2016 tour have been selected! The 4 science centers will be announced during the opening remarks at ASTC2015
in Montreal. #ASTC2016
Past event: August 3 - 9, 2015
World Biotech Tour Science Festival, Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Tokyo, Japan
The next stop on the tour will be in Tokyo, Japan. They have planned a whole week of events, including a special WBT ceremony and Science Cafe on Saturday, Aug. 8. Photos are up on Facebook
Past event: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Webinar: Application for 2016 World Biotech Tour
Watch the webinar to learn about the requirements to become a host site in 2016. Register here
. *UPDATE: The video is available for viewing and will be sent through email after you register.
Past event: Friday, April 10–Sunday, April 12, 2015
World Biotech Tour Science Festival, Pavilion of Knowledge - Lisbon, Portugal
Let the festivities begin! The 2015 tour will kick off at the Pavilion of Knowledge science center in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow their event activities here and through social media (Facebook
, and Instagram
Past event: Tuesday, March 3–Wednesday, March 4, 2015
World Biotech Tour Ambassadors Go On Tour - Brussels, Belgium
Two student ambassadors from Pavilion of Knowledge showcased the lab-in-a-box activities and presented their biotech topics in Belgium. See pictures at Facebook
Past event: Saturday, October 20, 2014
World Biotech Tour Launch - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Biotech goes on tour! The World Biotech Tour is officially launched during ASTC2014 and the first three locations for 2015 are announced. Follow the tour as it travels to Lisbon, Portugal, Tokyo, Japan, and Mechelen Belgium through our social media (Facebook
, and Instagram