iBIO has opened student applications for the 2023 Illinois BioGENEius Competition and is welcoming students from all over Illinois to apply and participate for top honors. This highly prestigious science competition seeks to recognize and reward excellence in biotechnology research, with three distinct challenges: Global Healthcare Challenge (Medical Biotechnology), Global Sustainability Challenge (Agricultural Biotechnology) or Global Environment Challenge (Industrial/Environmental Biotechnology).

The judging session will be held on April 20th at Portal Innovations, located at 400 N Aberdeen St, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60642. Students will have the chance to present their original research and demonstrate their knowledge of biotechnology innovation. The winner of the Illinois competition will receive a prestigious honor and will be invited to the International Competition to present their work in front of esteemed experts across the world.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for students who are passionate about biotechnology innovation. Those interested can apply below or through iBIO’s website, where they can find more information about the competition guidelines and requirements as well as application instructions. Don’t miss out on this amazing chance!



iBIO is seeking sponsors to support the 2023 Illinois BioGENEius Competition.

The 2023 Illinois BioGENEius Competition is a unique opportunity for corporate sponsors to connect with and support the next generation of scientists and innovators from across the state. This esteemed event provides a platform for students to showcase their groundbreaking biotechnology research while fostering collaboration among the best and brightest young minds in Illinois.

As a sponsor, your company will have the chance to support students in their pursuit of STEM excellence, network with industry leaders, educate students on career opportunities, and be featured prominently at the competition. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with and give back to the sciences community

Please contact John Conrad ([email protected]) if you are interested in supporting these excellent students.