About the Biomakespace


Our Labs and Prototyping Space

Communal Areas (shared with Ideaspace South / PostDoc Centre)

Why Biomakespace?

Biomakespace is Cambridge’s first community based, open access biology and prototyping space, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We are a community of scientists, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, artists and members of the public interested in engineering with biology. Biomakespace provides members with affordable access to a well equipped lab and prototyping space as well as to training and social events. 

Biomakespace complements Cambridge’s Makespace (http://makespace.org/) through concentrating on experimental biology and fabrication tools focused on scientific applications.  By encouraging and supporting project based interdisciplinary collaborations, Biomakespace aims to contribute to awareness, knowledge and innovation in engineering with biology.

The Space

The Biomakespace is located in 'Bay 13' of the old Laboratory of Molecular Biology near Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. We have three lab spaces totalling just over 50sqm and are sourcing further workshop space for rapid prototyping, electronics and drylab work. Bay 13 has been refurbished by the University of Cambridge with additional funding from the local enterprise partnership to house Ideaspace, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) and a range of organisations interested in biomedical and biological innovation.



Find out more about the original Biomakespace vision...