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We transform ideas into world-changing impact. For today, and tomorrow.

Accelerating research to realization

We ignite ideas

Our vision

At BBH, purpose-driven pioneers tackle hard problems using discoveries at the convergence of the life sciences with the physical, engineering, and data sciences. This is BioEnginuity.

Who we bring
sets us apart.

We empower researchers

We activate thinkers to become changemakers to accelerate the benefits of cutting-edge science and engineering for society. We are a home for entrepreneurs, and for the entrepreneurs in the making. From graduate fellowships to collaborative learning experiences for undergraduates, BBH Campus Programs will support the entrepreneurial community.

We empower startups

Once activated, we fuse four essential elements: world-class incubator space, patient capital, distinguished mentors, and vibrant founder communities. Here, founders transform discoveries into world-changing companies — to launch into the world, fast. Learn more about Bakar Labs, our 40,000 sq-ft incubator, which opened in late 2021.

What we do

Two time horizons, two communities,
one powerful home.

Campus programs

For the ‘founders of tomorrow’, the Campus Programs at BBH offer training, support and experiences tailored specifically for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty. BBH will prepare future founders to realize their entrepreneurial potential.

  1. Berkeley BioEnginuity Fellowships
  2. Undergraduate Discovery Experiences
  3. Studio Project Residencies
  4. Interdisciplinary BioEnginuity Salons

For companies

For founders, the Bakar Labs incubator offers world-class laboratories, and direct connections to expert communities and patient capital for startups working at the interdisciplinary boundary of bioconvergence. Bakar Labs at BBH will accelerate taking your discovery to market.

News & Highlights

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MBH Architects on Trends in Bay Area Life Science Design

The incredibly talented architects behind the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub reveal trends in Bay Area life science design. Read to learn what makes the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub stand out.

Ira Mellman Visits BBH for Bakar Labs Distinguished Speaker Event

Genentech’s Ira Mellman visited the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub on Tuesday to speak to Bakar Labs tenants about the exciting future of cancer immunotherapy.

Buildings Magazine: Adaptive Reuse Turns Former Museum Into Hub of Innovation

Buildings Magazine featured the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub in one of its latest articles on adaptive reuse, noting the buildings LEED Gold-certification and preservation of the historic Brutalist design.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub Wins Award from STRUCTURE Magazine

STRUCTURE Magazine has awarded the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub for its incredible transformation from art museum to life sciences incubator. Scroll to the bottom to see what they have to say about us.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub Selected As Finalist in Interior Design Best of Year Award in Education

Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award is the “ultimate measure of excellence.” This year, the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub has been recognized for its distinct open spaces and creative interior design.

Retrofitting a Classic: Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

Concrete Decor Magazine describes the story of the concrete that went into retrofitting the historic Bakar BioEnginuity Hub.

Lessons Learned From Our Life Science Tools Startup Journey

Former Faculty Director Amy Herr, Kelly Gardner, and Joshua Molho share the things they’ve learned from navigating the world of startups.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub Awarded First Place for 2022 Metamorphosis Awards

Retrofit Magazine has awarded the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub with first place in the “Historic” category.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub Named 2022 Winner of Preservation Design Award

The California Preservation Foundation has named the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub the 2022 winner of the Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation