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Biotech x Climate: solve hard climate problems with biology

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⌛ Webinar Duration: 1 hour📹 Hosted on zoom💰 This webinar is free

Biotech x Climate: Solve Hard Climate Problems With Biology

Climate change is the most urgent problem of our generation, requiring immediate action. Limiting warming below 1.5°C will require us to drastically rethink our industrial landscape.

Biology has a central role to play in the climate transition, with potential applications to some of the hardest climate problems.

➡️ Join us on the 22nd of November at 18:00 CET to hear from 3 thought leaders at the intersection of Biotech x Climate.

We’ll hear their thoughts on

  • biotech approaches that can make an outsized impact on climate,

  • bottlenecks to overcome in biotech scale up, and

  • what it takes to build a paradigm-shifting climate biotech company.

🧬 The discussion will focus on bio production of high energy density fuels and commodity chemicals, mechanisms for growing recalcitrant carbon, innovations in the biotech toolbox, the role of computational and systems biology, and unclogging scale up challenges.


Nadine Bongaerts, is the Chief Innovation Officer at Gourmey. Nadine is an entrepreneurial synthetic biologist, currently leading innovation at Gourmey, a cell-based meat startup that just raised $48million. She also sits on the board of Hello Tomorrow - helping deeptech startups in their journey from lab to market.

Paul Reginato, is an Independent Fellow at Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley. A PhD from MIT with Ed Boyden and George Church, Paul has led efforts to combine biotech with climate, leading the MIT Climate Grand Challenge and then, co-authoring the seminal paper on Geochemical Negative Emissions Technologies. He is also the Founding Co-Director at Homeworld, a leading biotech climate community.

Marc von Keitz, is a Director at The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. As a VC, Marc has been involved in some of the most cutting edge investments of the Grantham Foundation, paving the way for others to invest in biotech for climate. As a former ARPA-E program manager, he has been at the forefront of commercialising breakthrough technologies.

Who should attend?

🎓 If you have a background in synthetic biology, molecular biology, systems biology, biotechnology or are interested being involved in the climate biotech ecosystem!

⭐ To ensure the best experience this online event has limited capacity. If you are a scientist, engineer or operator who is passionate about climate biotech applications, we would love to see you there.

About Marble

Marble is a climate tech venture studio solving hard climate problems. Our mission: bring us at least one gigaton closer to net-zero and create a future that thrives.

We do this by partnering with scientists, engineers and operators to build deeptech startups that slash emissions, remove carbon, and cool the planet.

The climate crisis is the most pressing challenge of our times. Solving it requires breakthrough technology, as available solutions only get us halfway. We can’t put all our hopes in classic tech transfer. We need to intentionally create and deploy radical solutions for hard-to-abate emissions.

Backed by top climate and deep tech investors, we're searching for individuals who could apply their skills to solve hard climate problems and who have the will to turn their skills into a new startup company. Joining as Founders-in-Residence, they work with us to scope high-impact climate opportunities and build ventures with massive impact potential.

We invest in the best teams at pre-seed.