New for 2022, ASABE will host a bioprocess simulated “shark tank” format competition at the ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM).

The purpose of the Bioprocess Startup Competition is to encourage students to develop a new product or process that utilizes a unique biological resource associated with the State of Texas. Students will design a product or process, conduct any necessary experimentation, testing, and/or modeling, and write a brief report describing their design and marketing of the product or process; a physical prototype is not required for competition. Student teams will pitch their ideas to a group of industry representatives serving as judges in a simulated “shark tank” format at the ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM). Teams are required to create a poster of their product/process for display at the AIM.

Rules and Contest Guidelines