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Strategic Innovation: The Definitive Guide to Outlier Strategies by Michael Gibbert, Liisa VÄlikangas

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12. BioCurious: The Curious Case of the Community Biotech Laboratory

Silicon Valley has seen a number of tech innovations emerge from garages. However, before BioCurious, biotech was largely out of reach for those without access to a university or big biotech company laboratory. In 2010, BioCurious was established to provide shared laboratory space for professional, academic, citizen scientists, as well as anyone else interested in biotech.

Initially BioCurious could have been seen as just another, if exceptionally unconventional, garage-based Silicon Valley idea. However, a successful Kickstarter campaign, led by Eri Gentry, a co-founder, demonstrated that the idea of a shared laboratory space with an emphasis on creativity and openness resonated ...

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