Innovating at the intersection of biology, engineering and entrepreneurship
McGill BioDesign is an official Engineering Undergraduate Society design team whose goal is to address real-world issues by finding solutions at the intersection of engineering, biology, and business. We work on biotechnology projects and present them at competitions, provide students with research experience, build a community for like-minded students from a range of backgrounds, and offer networking and professional development opportunities through workshops and tutorials.
BioDesign participates in the Biodesign Challenge (BDC) each year. This is an international, multidisciplinary competition focused on innovation in biotechnology and bioengineering. The competition hosts 30+ schools from 8 different countries at a 2-day summit in New York City.
Additionally, two of our projects, Algo and SOlar-A, were finalists in the McGill impact200 Bicentennial Student Sustainability Challenge, which was judged on the basis of sustainability, design, and entrepreneurship. See more
McGill BioDesign is committed to outreach and giving back to our community. We visit high schools and CEGEPs around Quebec to help expose students to bioengineering and encourage careers in STEM. We also hold several workshops throughout the year for students interested in bioengineering and biotechnology.