Sponsorship

Synthetic Biology

based on standard parts

2016 Offerings - good through December 31st!

The 2016 Sponsorship packages below are valid through the end of December for new sponsors interested in sponsoring iGEM 2017.


iGEM 2016 Program Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, is the premiere synthetic biology competition and home to the largest synthetic biology community in the world, bar none. In our first ten years, over 23,000 of the brightest young scientists, innovators and leaders of the 21st century have participated in iGEM. As a non-profit organization, we count on your support to help us continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. We have unparalleled opportunities for you to engage with our community and influence how the synthetic biology community views you.



iGEM Program Sponsorship

iGEM is the premiere synthetic biology competition for university and high school students. The iGEM program inspires learning, innovation, and more through team competition and sharing.

Supporting the iGEM program at the Partner level gives you exclusive pre-event access to our 23,000+ members including all current iGEM teams for the duration of the competition season.

iGEM Program sponsor opportunities:
  • Innovate with iGEM
    Have the brightest minds in synthetic biology working on an issue important to you by having the next iGEM project be on your focus area with our Corporate Innovation Proposal opportunity
  • Be an integral part of synthetic biology
    Have your product or service play a vital role in advancing synthetic biology through iGEM projects with access to our global iGEM community including all iGEM 2016 teams to promote your products and special offers
  • Engage with the synthetic biology community
    You can reach out to our iGEM community with new products, special offers, messages, etc. through our newsletters, news highlights and a dedicated partners special offer’s page
  • Support advancements
    in synthetic biology while encouraging STEM education at the university and high school level

Giant Jamboree Sponsorship

The Giant Jamboree is the culminating event of the iGEM competition season. This 5-day event showcases synthetic biology achievements of both collegiate and high school teams spanning various topics and interests. The Jamboree features team presentations, exhibition hall poster sessions, workshops, networking sessions, panel discussions, an award ceremony and much more!



Event sponsor opportunities include:
  • Workshops
    Your platform to address the iGEM audience in one session or one workshop.
  • Exhibitor Booth
    Meet experts and future leaders in synthetic biology
  • Full Page Advertisement
    Bring awareness to your message through a full page advertisement in our event booklet to be distributed to all attendees
  • Material Placement in attendee bags
    Increase your brand visibility

Sponsor Packages

We are currently offering a variety of sponsor packages for the iGEM 2016 iGEM season. We have sponsorship opportunities to accommodate all budgets and interests. (These opportunities are for the overall iGEM program; see below for information about sponsoring our Giant Jamboree.) If you would like a custom package that you don't see below, please contact iGEM Headquarters for more details.

Platinum Partner

iGEM program + event sponsor
$75,000+

Designed specifically for the market leaders in the field, this opportunity gives you maximum exposure to our global 23,000+ member community. With personalized attention throughout the competition season, we will work closely with you to customize a package that best suit your needs.

Platinum Partner benefits include:
  • Personalized relationship with iGEM headquarters & leadership including opportunities for visits, workshops, meetings, etc.
  • All Partner benefits listed below

Partner

iGEM program + event sponsor
$35,000

iGEM Partner sponsors are given the platform to reach out to all iGEM 2016 teams and the broader iGEM community. This opportunity allows you to connect with industry leaders and young researchers along with new and existing customers from around the globe. Here you can engage with iGEM participants through a variety of different opportunities designed specifically for our Partner level sponsors.

Partner Benefits include:
  • Innovation proposals & team grant opportunity
  • Partner special offer opportunity
  • Promotion on iGEM webpage
  • Jamboree workshop (includes one 60 minute session)
  • Corporate material placement in Jamboree attendee bags
  • Exhibitor booth
  • Advertisement in event booklet
  • Logo on iGEM recurring newsletters
  • Logo on event main page
  • Acknowledgement during event opening and closing ceremonies
  • 5 event passes
Partner innovation proposals & team grants opportunity

Looking to innovate? Engage iGEM teams who want to work in an area important to you. We give you the platform to reach out to the leaders in synthetic biology and have the next iGEM project be on your focus area.

You present the initiative, we facilitate your collaboration with iGEM teams.

What to expect:
  • You provide a call for proposals in the form of a broad issue in your world that iGEM 2016 participants can address
  • You collect, review, and select project proposals you wish to support
  • You coordinate funding and support directly with selected iGEM teams. These grants typically range from $5,000-$15,000 per team in additional to the Partner level sponsorship of iGEM.
Partner special offer opportunity

Reach our 23,000 global member community (including all 300+ registered teams) from around the world by offering special discounts or offers to all iGEM 2016 teams – from software to reagents; kits to tools; the option is yours. Promote your products and services to the iGEM community.

What to expect:

Your offer to be viewed by our global iGEM community and all registered iGEM 2016 teams with promotion of your product and service on

  • Dedicated Partner’s page on iGEM website
  • Recurring newsletters (distributed to our all 2016 registered participants and global iGEM community)

Gold+

$20,000

iGEM Gold+ sponsors are given enhanced visibility at the Jamboree compared with the gold package. This opportunity allows you to connect with industry leaders and young researchers along with new and existing customers from around the globe during the iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree. Here you can engage with iGEM participants through a variety of different opportunities at the Jamboree.

Gold+ Benefits include:
  • Promotion on iGEM webpage
  • Jamboree workshop (one 60 minute session)
  • Corporate material placement in Jamboree attendee bags
  • Exhibitor booth
  • Advertisement in event booklet
  • Logo on event main page
  • Acknowledgement during event opening and closing ceremonies
  • 3 event passes

Sponsorship Packages At-A-Glance

Sponsor Level
Benefit
Partner
$35,000
Gold+
$20,000
Gold Sponsor
$10,000
Silver Sponsor
$5,000
Giant Jamboree benefits:
Event Passes 5 3 3 2
Acknowledgment during opening and closing ceremonies x x x x
Logo on 2016.igem.org main page x x x x
Exhibition booth x x x
Advertisement in event booklet (1 page) x x x
Corporate material placement in attendee bags x x
Career fair opportunity x x
Workshop opportunity (One 60 min session) x x
Pre-Event Visibility:
Logo on iGEM recurring newsletters x
Promotion of special offers x
Corporate innovation proposal & team grant opportunity x
Dedicated page on 2016.igem.org x

Sponsorship at the Giant Jamboree

We are currently offering a variety of sponsor packages for the iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree. We have sponsorship opportunities to accommodate all budgets and interests. If you would like a custom package that you don't see below, please contact iGEM Headquarters for more details.

Exhibitor Workshop

$7,500 - $10,000

All attention is on you – this unique opportunity gives you the platform to address an iGEM audience of 100+ attendees all at once. Ideal for demonstrations or presentations to promote your product, service or initiative.

$7,500
  • Includes one 60-minute workshop session on your choice of session time and day.
  • Includes 2 attendee passes

$10,000
  • Day workshop: includes two 60-minute sessions on your choice of day.
  • Includes 2 attendee passes.

What to expect:
  • one or two 60 minute sessions during the event weekend: Workshop sessions will have dedicated time in the event program.
  • Held in conference rooms with 100-300 pp capacities.
  • Strong attendance: open to all event attendees, workshops gather over 100 attendees on average (with many sessions attracting up to 300)
  • Promotion of your workshop in:
    • Event booklet (must submit workshop title and description before publishing deadline)
    • Event webpage
    • Event schedule and program

Career Fair Exhibitor

$3,000

As part of the iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree weekend, iGEM is hosting a career fair event to help match potential employers with employees within the synthetic biology community. This unique opportunity offers top employers a chance to meet with thousands of iGEM participants and discuss career opportunities.

Click here to learn more about exhibiting at our career fair

Event Features a career fair format with the opportunity for employers to address attendees at the start of the event with their company’s message and needs.

Companies looking to hire can connect with our large community of highly knowledgeable and talented participants working in synthetic biology.
Universities interested in advertizing for their synthetic biology programs are invited to exhibit and promote their school, program and post-doc or graduate openings to the iGEM attendees.

Exhibitor Booth

$3,000

Join us at the world’s largest synthetic biology annual showcase. Meet face-to-face with new and existing customers. Build brand awareness and showcase your products in synthetic biology.

What to expect:
  • Open all day (approximately 9am - 6pm) throughout the event.
    • Peak times are during lunch and the evening poster sessions
  • 10’x10’/3m x 3m space in the exhibition hall
  • 6’/ 3m table with 1 chair
  • Acknowledgment of your booth presence:
  • Event booklet (booth must be registered before publishing deadline)
  • Event webpage
  • 1 attendee pass

$3,000

With the program booklet handed out to an expected 2800+ attendees, this opportunity allows you to promote your organization in a highly visible and highly used published piece– the Jamboree event booklet will features program schedule, presentation abstracts, workshop description and much more.

What to expect:
  • Full page advertisement in the event booklet (must receive advertisement which meet specifications before publishing deadline)
  • Booklet will be placed in the event package distributed to all attendees upon registration

Material placement

$3,000

Increase your brand visibility by placing a flyer in the attendee bags. Each of the 2800+ event packets will include an event booklet along with brochures, flyers, etc. (no stickers please!)

What to expect:
  • You send the material and we place the material in all the attendee bags for all to receive.


Promotion on iGEM webpage

We would be happy to promote your organization, product or service in synthetic biology to our iGEM community. Please see Partner level sponsorship packages to learn more.

To sponsor the iGEM program, the Giant Jamboree event or to learn more, please contact us at hq AT igem DOT org

iGEM Foundation

Dedicated to education and competition, advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of open community and collaboration.