Honours and Awards

Beside our many appearances in national and international media, our work has been acknowledged in the form of a number of honours and awards, both to TReND in general and to individual members for their individual dedicated work. Please see below for a selection.


TEDxWe presented TReND at TEDxStuttgart 2015. The Video will be made available as soon as it is online. From their main website: “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. Watch the full talk here (15 mins)


PEIWe won the Plant Earth Institute Data challenge 2014. The award money was used to run a Bioinformatics course at icipe, Nairobi, Kenya in 2015.


FallingWallsWe presented TReND at Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, 2011. Since then, Falling Walls has grown into a global phenomenon with thousands of entries each year, and the world finals in Berlin.


CUTECWe won the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) 3-D printing innovation Award in 2015 for our design of a ultra-low-cost and fully open fluorescence capable digital microscope, the FlyPi. The Prize, a brand new Ultimater 2 3-D printer currently adorns our tinkering workshop in Tübingen.


GESWe were awarded a Global Economic Fellowship by the World Institute of Economy. As part of the award, we presented TReND’s mission at The Global Economic Symposium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Sept 2012.


IBROWe presened our work at the International Brain Research Organisation’s (IBRO) Global Advocay symposium held in Kinshasa, DRC in Sept 2014.