Students teams

DTU Biobuilders

DTU team competing in International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, which is the largest synthetic biology competition in the world

Filamentous fungi (common molds) are crucial in the biotech industry, being responsible for 50 percent of all industrially produced enzymes. This multi-billion-dollar industry has far reaching applications from drug manufacturing to food and beverages and other household products. However, filamentous fungi could be used in the bio-based production of many more products, substituting unsustainable processes. One limiting factor so far is the availability of biological parts for engineering new production strains of filamentous fungi.  This year’s DTU Biobuilders team developed a software that enabled the design and synthesis of DNA parts that were experimentally shown to work as expected in one of the most utilized fungi in the biotech industry.


EPFL’s team competing in international Sensors for Health competition SensUS with biosensor SAM for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

We have developed a biomedical device able to measure the concentration of adalimumab in plasma for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The need for such device is critical as adalimumab is amongst the most costly treatment for health insurances. We are confident that our solution will reduce healthcare costs and greatly improve treatment monitoring for the patient.
We have made a fast, sensitive and easy-to-use biosensor with the objective to commercialize it at the point-of-care to maximize value for patients. Our biosensor, named Swiss Analyser Multiplexer (SAM), can detect any protein-based analyte through the combination of a nanohole array, plasmonic technology and gold nanoparticles.


Technion student team successful in Israel’s largest student Hackathon with a system for non-invasive monitoring of a patient’s neurological status

Our device will supply patients and their doctors with critical information regarding their Intracranial pressure (ICP), in clinical and home settings, preventing unnecessary ER visits, CT scans, and emergency cranial procedures. ICPupil’s solution delivers superior clinical outcomes at a greatly reduced cost.

L’X Rocket

L’X team developing award-winning experimental space rocket, competing in France’s C’Space’s 2019 competition

Our X-Rocket team consists of 10 enthusiastic students of the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Programme at École Polytechnique (L’X). Our team’s main objective was to build and launch an experimental rocket as part of the C’Space’s 2019, the national rockets launch campaign for students organised by the French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES).With this project, we faced two challenges: 1) acquiring the skills necessary to build, in only one year, the very first experimental rocket of L’X and 2) studying the concept of plasma stealth associated with an experimental rocket. This being said, our launch in July 2019 was an award-winning success, opening the way for further experiments on rockets at L’X.

TUM Hyperloop

TUM’s Hyperloop team, winner of Space X hyperloop competition for the last four years

The TUM-Hyperloop Team by NEXT Prototypes e.V. is a student initiative building Hyperloop Prototypes. Since the beginning we participated in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition and won the first price each time. In the last competition our pod reached a maximum speed of 482km/h after 8 seconds and broke in 2 seconds. Also, we designed and built in parallel a functional small-scale hyperloop system. Our team consists of 50 students from 18 nations. For the next year, we have big plans. We want to win the competition again and build a working full-scale Hyperloop System.

University Racing Eindhoven

TU/e team driving in Formula Student competition, the world’s largest engineering design competition

University Racing Eindhoven stands for technological innovation, teamwork and a passion for engineering. By competing in the Formula Student competition, the world’s largest engineering design competition, we try to push ourselves and our cars to new limits! Using a combination of the engineering skills of all the members and some help from our dear partners, we are able to build a high-tech revolutionary electric (and autonomous) Formula-style racecar every year. During the Formula Student events, all over the world, the result of our hard work will be put to the test