Alternative uses for computing devices using nanoscale biomolecules

Bio4Comp Award: a competition for alternative uses for biocomputation devices in diagnostics or biotechnology

The H2020 funded project Bio4Comp organized the third open-innovation Bio4Comp Award for novel ideas that conceptually or technically advance the field of parallel computing with biological agents in a substantial manner. By participating in this idea competition there is a chance to win the Bio4Comp Award of 5000 Euro.


Beside the realization of high-performance biocomputers, the integration of biotechnology and combinatorial logic could be upgraded to customized lab-on-a-chip devices or open up new application fields for biological data storage or combinatorial biotechnology. This cross-disciplinary approach between biology, nanotechnology and computer science could enable groundbreaking innovations in the bio economy.

Proposals are invited to describe possible applications of molecular motor driven, network-based devices in diagnostics or other application scenarios within biotechnology.


The call deadline is on 17 July 2021.


More information and call text available here


Background information

FET-Open and FET Proactive are now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot (specifically the Pathfinder), the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation

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