Academy Show 2023
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BioHack and Fab Academy Show

It is with great pleasure that Waag Futurelab presents the BioHack and Fab Academy Show on Thursday, June 13! During the festive conclusion of the two courses, you are welcome to come and admire the participants' works and presentations. If you are interested in participating in one of our Academies, you can ask questions and get a taste of the atmosphere this evening. Feel free to drop by.


18:15 - 18:30Doors open
18:30 - 18:45Introduction
18:45 - 20:00Final project presentations
20:00 - 22:00Drinks & expo

After the festive conclusion, a selection of the participants' works will still be displayed at the Waag on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 June, between 12:00 and 17:00.

Fab Academy, in brief

A 20-week programme in which you learn the art of making (almost) everything. In Waag's Fab Lab, you get to work with various (digital fabrication) tools and - under expert guidance - develop skills in electronics, programming, design and turning concepts into tangible objects. You can use practical experience to bring ideas to life in your prototypes.

BioHack Academy in brief

In the BioHack Academy, you will dive into shaping the future of biotechnology and learn how to build your own bio-lab, how to grow living 'factories', and how to code and document your experiments. Think about growing biomaterials like fuel, food, filaments, drugs, fragrances, fungi and more. 

What is Waag Academy?

Learning by doing. What better way to prepare for the future than by designing it yourself with your own protocol or artwork? Besides traditional schooling, other methods exist to develop skills and prepare us for the future. At Waag Academy, making is central, and you can use technological developments to explore its effects on our daily lives.   

Wondering if Waag Academy is for you? Find out more here about our globally recognised degree programmes in biotechnology, digital manufacturing, technology and textiles.






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