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Welcome to the iGEM 2021 Competition Website!

Bookmark this page will be your key resource for all competition related details and announcements.
Visit this page often for news and updates.

Competition Team Registration is Open Now

Regular Registration closes in

Are you joining us in 2021? Register your team by April 30 to take advantage of the Regular Team Registration rate of $5,500 USD. A late fee of $500 USD will be added beginning May 1, 2021. Click the button below to learn more.

About The Competition

Competition participants in 2021 should read through the 2021 Competition Hub for detailed information about the requirements for this year's competition. Some examples include:

  1. Team Requirements
  2. Rules of Conduct
  3. Competition Deliverables

Get Connected: Join Slack!

Join the Global iGEM Slack Workspace to connect with other teams! Chat, discover other projects, create collaborations, and help each other out with your scientific (and non scientific) dilemmas. It is also a place where you can reach out to your regional ambassadors. Join Slack

Apply for Mentorship

Apply for mentorship for your team, or apply to be a team mentor, through the After iGEM Mentorship Program: Apply by April 16!

Interested in Starting a Team in 2021?

Take a look at some of the resources we have prepared to help you get started!

The iGEM Cycle

What does a typical iGEM Competition season look like? See our guide for what you can expect during the year.

Start A Team

Who can be on the team? How many supervisors do we need? Where do I start??

Funding Basics

Tips and advice on how to request funding and what to consider when making a team budget.

We are pleased to recognize the following sponsors of iGEM 2021:

Platinum Partner

Open Philanthropy


Become a Sponsor

As a non-profit organization, we count on your support to improve this unique and valuable program. We have unparalleled opportunities for you to engage with our community and influence how the synthetic biology community views you.