Due to COVID19 uncertainty, we regret to inform that the fungi science workshop has been cancelled. We will keep you updated when we will be able to reschedule it. Thank you for your understanding.Stay safe and keep washing your hands.


Venue Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Scotland


With Belgian biodesign agency Glimps and Rowett Institute - Aberdeen University, supported by SEFARI and IbioIC Scotland, we are creating the first European fungi science open lab concept, to provide hands-on knowledge and support to other fungi startups in Scotland and around the world.


What is the Fungi Biomaterial about?

The Fungi-Biomaterial module is the first UK based hands-on biofabrication workshop.

This 1 day and half biomaterial module, is designed and recommended to be part of a more complete and exhaustive 3 days fungi workshop.


What will you learn?

The biomaterial module will introduce participants to the art and science of mushroom biofabrication.

Glimps developed the Lumifungi, with their partners Permafungi, the first Belgian mycelium material product to be sold, based on Permafungi’s waste by-product. Glimps developed knowledge for producing a lampshade and other products in mushroom growing companies or specialised businesses.

  • This training is a direct outcome of our work; we share our knowledge so that others can also implement projects based on mycelium materials and develop their business.
  • Why start a production in fungi/microbes based materials? It opens up a new market and possible revenue source in biomaterials, perhaps in addition to your existing business. You will be pioneering as a business in this fascinating field. It puts you in a strong position locally to be an inspirational example for circular economy and sustainable products, opening additional funding channels.
  • Products like Lumifungi excel as a communication tool, relationship gift and client engagement building tool to promote your activities or business with an innovative story.
  • We provide accompanying documentation about the practical details of fungi material production, how to keep innovating and tips & tricks we learned the hard way, so you don’t have to.
  • The workshop is dedicated in particular to innovators, designers, academics, students and whoever is interested in developing sustainable and circular solutions, contributing to the future of biological materials.
  • In addition, it showcases potential future developments utilising living systems in a commercial setting for industry, and thus is an important platform to hear from the key speakers in this emerging field.
  • This will be an introduction in prototyping techniques, user experience testing, iterating designs, designing for scaled-up production.

    The goal is to give the skills to bootstrap their product in the early phases, what to be aware of when developing a product and to know how to collaborate with product designers.

  • There will be 3 direct or online mentoring follow up sessions for each of the particpants.


We engage a strategic transition towards an open bio-based economy.

We operate a novel approach across biology, design and architecture.

Our activities span from biomaterials to bio-inspired design and bio fabrication.

Our mission is to accelerate our transition to sustainable material use.

We could offer through Glimps also further product design services, create experiential installations for exhibitions and other be-spoke services.



The Fungi Bio-Material Module costs £210 


Programme includes:

  • Some of the biomaterial module contents:

  • Mycelium as a Bio-material
  • Bio-material alternatives leather creation
  • Product design
  • Introduction to feedstocks and local feedstock selection
  • Introduction to microbiology
  • Introduction to mycomaterials and Lumifungi production
  • Material characteristics & growth parameters

  • Biomaterials & biodesign

  • Preparing substrates
  • Inoculation 
  • Molding process
  • Bioeconomy biomaterial opportunities

  • Setting up mycomaterial projects and Q&A

  • Green Grow consortium opportunities



The learning module on Fungi Growing costs £210


Please let us know if you are interested or if you might need a bursary to take part. Discounts are also available for early bird bookings and University of Aberdeen (academics and students), SEFARI and IbioIC members.



For more information, please write to green.grow@auroracons.org or phone us at Green Grow Horizon Scotland (+44 01309 678100 Front Desk)


Fungi Biomaterials Learning - Module B - 28/29 April 2020

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  • Discounts available for 2 Modules booking. Please, get in touch green.grow@auroracons.org.

  • Wait for confirmation before making travel arrangements as we cannot guarantee bookings.

    If we have to cancel the workshop:

    • Sometimes we have to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or low numbers.
    • We will do our best to notify you of this 3 weeks before the starting date.

    If you have to cancel a workshop:

    • If you cancel more than four weeks before the workshop start date, we will refund the amount you have paid less the deposit as the deposit is non-refundable. If you have paid only the deposit, we are unable to offer any refund.
    • If you cancel within four weeks of the workshop start date, we will refund 50% of your payment after deducting the deposit as the deposit is non-refundable.
    • If you cancel within one week of the workshop, we are unable to refund any of your payment.
    • If you cancel after the workshop has commenced, we are unable to refund any of your payment.
    • On any refund made to a credit/debit card there is a fee of £5.



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