Molecular Foundry

United States

2020 Winner | Science & Innovation Management 2020 2020 Finalist | Science & Innovation Management

Especially complex innovative ideas in natural science face challenges in having access to partly very capitalintensive equipment and lab spaces. The Molecular Foundry tackles this problem by provides visiting researchers (“users”) with access to leading-edge scientific instruments. In an innovative twist on the traditional user facility model, users also gain access to world-renowned scientists who devote their expertise to the users’ research goals in a uniquely multidisciplinary, collaborative environment. Selected through an external peer-review process, over 1000 academic, industrial and government users come from around the world each year, free of charge. The jury found this to be a great effort in democratizing access to science, accelerated greatly during the pandemic.

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