Promega supports students participating in the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition as a Partner Sponsor of the iGEM Foundation. This annual competition encourages education, collaboration and the advancement of synthetic biology. Multidisciplinary teams of high school and university students from around the world design, build, test and measure a system of their own creation using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques.
Promega provided 10 teams with either $2,500 in reagent sponsorships or $2,500 to cover teams’ registration for the Giant Jamboree, which was held virtually in 2020. Promega also paired with non-profit partner My Green Lab to present a workshop for Virtual Jamboree attendees on how to make laboratories more sustainable. Promega Germany sponsored and allowed teams take over their social media channel for four days during the competition, and branches and distributors in Spain, Japan, Switzerland and Israel sponsored additional teams.