On 27th October 2020, Freeman Amy Congdon, of Biofabricate, delivered a talk introducing the field of biofabrication and how scientists, designers and engineers are growing the materials and products of the future.
The lecture gave examples of companies at the forefront of the field today and their revolutionary technologies. Congdon also covered realistic timelines and what it takes to scale innovations that can have real world impact.
Biofabricate will be launching the first comprehensive fashion industry report on biomaterials on 7th December 2020.
Dr. Amy Congdon – a short biography
Head of Design Intelligence, Biofabricate
Amy is a designer by training who has been working and researching in the field of biofabrication for over 10 years. She holds an MA in Material Futures and a PhD from the celebrated design school Central Saint Martins in London. Her PhD research ‘Tissue Engineered Textiles’ was conducted in collaboration with Kings College London (in the Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics department based at Guys Hospital). Amy received her introductory training in tissue engineering at the world renowned SymbioticA based at the University of Western Australia. Her work has been featured globally in leading publications and books, and in exhibitions held at venues including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum (New York, USA) Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), and Science Gallery (London, UK). In her professional career Amy has worked both in industry and in house at biotech start-up Modern Meadow as Associate Director of Materials Design. Amy is currently Head of Design Intelligence at BIOFABRICATE, a global network serving the needs of biomaterial innovators, investors and consumer brands. Biofabricate’s vision is ‘A sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil’. Amy has been a Freeman of the Company sionce October 2014.