Beautiful Biotechnology Timeline

Transcript:

Feb 2015 – Education: Revolution bio to speak on synthetic biology at Thought for Food, the visionary food security conference. Learning, doing & dancing all at once!

Jan 2015 – CEO Keira Havens selected as leap fellow to shape the future of the synthetic biology field. It’s going to be beautiful!

Dec 2014 – RevBio collaborates with Dr. Helen Storey of University of the Arts London to develop an art installation based on the color changing flower (2016)

Nov 2014 – Beautiful Biotechnology, CEO Keira speaks about the importance of
accessibility and beauty in developing consumer biotechnology at SynBioBeta, the synthetic biology industry conference.

Oct 2014 – Prototype! It changes color from white to red. Click here to find out how. Video courtesy of Dr. Quattrocchio’s lab.

Sept 2014 – Globetrotting – We crisscrossed the globe to network with horticultural companies. Flowers grow everywhere!

Aug 2014 – Building a team – Anthocyanin expert, Dr. Francesca Quattrocchio of UVA, Netherlands, agrees to work on the color changing flower

Jul 2014 – Foundations – Business training, social media, and preliminary tests to get us started.

May 2014 – Revolution 2.0 – The beautiful biotechnology company. We’re here to make you say wow, starting with color changing flowers!

Apr 2014 – We’re in! – 30K investment from IndieBio to develop Revolution Bioengineering in Ireland. Let the adventure begin!

May 2014 – Go big, or go home – We apply to a brand new synthetic biology accelerator with our big idea: color changing flowers

Jan 2014 – Revolution 1.0 – AKA, “The Boring One” We took the safe route: contract synthetic biology (couldn’t compete with established CROs) & biofuels (So 2001). We quickly realized that wouldn’t work

2013 – Inspiration – We didn’t expect positive feedback on our environmental sensing project. After all, we were working with GMOs. But, it turned out that people like cool technology! We started wondering what other cool plant technologies we could make for consumers.

2011-2013 – We worked on an environmental sensing project for four years, developing a plant that could detect and respond to substances. These plants lost their green color in response to an external signal, a pollutant or explosive for example.

2010 – Keira & Nikolai begin working in the same academic plant synthetic biology lab at Colorado State University.

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