Datum en tijd

  • vr, 19 november 2021
  • 14:00 ‑ 20:00

Publiek event



BlueCity, Rotterdam + Online

Circulaire partners

Externe partners


SYMBIOSIS Festival 2021

Festival-time! SYMBIOSIS festival is back in BlueCity. Expect a program full of workshops, art installations, meeting new and known people and learn about how to collaborate with nature. Join to meet many bioneers from variety of disciplines and make plans, test knowledge and share your questions and needs with fellow bioneers, investors and potential partners.

About SYMBIOSIS Festival

At the first edition of SYMBIOSIS festival in November 2020, worlds first circularly built biolab opened its doors BlueCity in Rotterdam: four Labs where pioneers in bio solutions can experiment with wet and dry processes, such as fermenting, 3d printing and extractions. This year, the ecosystem of bioniers around this Lab meets up during talks, workshops, matchmaking event for funding and collaborations, storytelling, sharing research methods and opportunities for projects. 

Collaborations between organisms, algae, fungi and bacteria, plants and animals can lead to regenerative products and services such as biobased homes with a green roof, algae farms on wet peat soils and bacterial wall paint that you can use to charge your phone. The future is alive and green, and that future requires collaboration.


2:00 – 2.30 PM: Doors open

2.30 – 4.30 PM: Industry Program

4.30 – 7.00 PM: A marketplace, deepdives, an exhibition of biosolutions in the swimmingpool  & various workshops.

7.00 – 7.30 PM: Matchmaking & networking

7.30 – 8.00 PM: Music & lightshow in the swimmingpool


→ Tickets are €20
→ Don’t go solo, bring a friend! Get a duo ticket for €25
→ Students get 50% off with promo code: symbiosisstudent

About BlueCity Lab

BlueCity Lab is a biocircular playground for pioneers located in the heart of BlueCity. We support the transition to a biocircular economy by making work and lab space available for a growing group of pioneers. Bioniers give examples of a regenerative economy within the planetary boundaries by doing and experimenting.

COVID-19 measures

As of 25 September, the coronavirus entry pass system will apply to events at which we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. This means that you will need a coronavirus entry pass to attend this event. This can be obtained if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a negative result from a coronavirus test taken less than 24 hours before entry. For people without proof of vaccination or recovery, getting tested will remain free of charge. Do you feel under the weather, are you in quarantine or did you have contact with someone with corona? Then stay home. More information can be found on the website of the Dutch government.

Schrijf je in voor onze nieuwsbrief

en ontvang updates uit onze circulaire voorbeeldstad!