Biotop Community Lab e.V. is an association that wants to promote democratization of science through access to biotechnology and learn-by-doing education.

We want bring biology outside of the traditional environment and reach out to the broader public. We believe that biology is technology and we want to educate citizens about the biotech revolution and upcoming bioeconomy, which will play a major role in our lives as it happened for electronics and informatics.

To achieve our goals we organize workshops and promote discussions to raise awareness about biology / biotechnology themes. In this regard, it is our intention to provide, on the long term, a fully equipped laboratory to offer the possibility to community members and citizen scientists to perform biology experiment in a safe and suitable environment, complying to legal and scientific standards. Community activities are transparently documented and recorded.  Finally, Biotop serves as a networking hub to put in contact people and groups with a common interest in biotechnology innovation.

Biotop Community Lab e.V. is registered as a non-profit association in Heidelberg since 2017.

Here is our (German) constitution.