Global Policy Mapping Hackathon

A project from the Steering Group of Governance & Policy

About

Map the landscape of global import/export policies that apply to specific areas of synthetic biology. Expand on the map with a hackathon event to build an understanding of global governance of synthetic biology.

The Global Policy Mapping Hackathon is a weekend-long event from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, during which iGEMers will come together to map the landscape of global import/export policies that apply to specific areas of synthetic biology. Help us create an incredibly important resource for the world to understand global shipping policies.

Hackathon Features

  1. Produce a whitepaper mapping import/export policies in a specific country or region
  2. Have a chance to present what you learn before a panel of judges
  3. Hear expert talks on subjects like “How Policy Affects Parts”, “Shipping Stories” and “Policy Careers for Scientists”
  1. Build on work done by teams in the LATAM Shipping Policies project
  2. Enjoy mentorship from the Governance and Policy Network

Everyone will receive a certificate of participation, and top teams will be rewarded with additional mentorship, feedback on their whitepaper, and other surprise prizes!

Hack and Learn

During the hackathon, in addition to doing independent research on shipping policies, you will be able to hear from experts on exciting subjects like:

  • Local vs. Global? The many landscapes of synbio policy!
  • How Policy Affects Parts
  • Shipping Stories
  • Policy Careers for Scientists
  • So you want to start a startup… navigating regulations as an entrepreneur

Meet the Speakers