Synthetic Biology Opportunities in Fashion and Food


Similar to the emergence of the Internet, synthetic biology is seen as a disruptive technology in the coming decades, opening new possibilities to solve global issues ranging from climate change to food shortages.

The Mills Fabrica has launched the “Synthetic Biology Opportunities in Fashion and Food” report exploring the synbio sector, with main focuses on the fashion and food industries. This report acts as a starting guide for corporates interested in entering the synbio space, providing advices on how to create the best synergies with synbio startups to drive sustainability.

Key Insights

This report serves as a starting guide for industry players interested in getting involved in the synbio space, offering key insights in three focus areas:

  • The emergence of synbio
    Explain how synbio works, identifying key drivers that contribute to the recent synbio boom

  • Innovation trends in fashion and food
    Explores innovation trends within the fashion and food industries, discussing how industry issues are addressed in the following categories:
    • Fashion – new materials, textile processing
    • Food – agriculture, food additives & ingredients, alternative proteins
  • Building impactful collaborations:
    Illustrates the key steps involved when forming corporate-startup collaborations, highlighting the synergies and values brought about via corporate-startup collaborations

Synthetic biology, short for synbio, a new discipline within modern biotechnology that aims to precisely design and redesign new and existing biological systems. This enables the creation of new products with specific, customized functions, offering promising solutions to various industry challenges, including developing bio-based dyes to minimize the use of toxic chemical dyes, creating alternative proteins to reduce the reliance on livestock farming, and more. If you are interested to learn more, download the full report.