Every year, an iGEM Eindhoven student team participates in the International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.

The iGEM competition was organized for the first time in 2003 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It has grown over the years and is now the largest synthetic biology competition, with more than 360 teams participating from all over the worldSince 2012, Eindhoven University of Technology participates in the iGEM competition. Each year, a new student team starts with their own research project. With support from the academic staff of the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, the Eindhoven teams have accomplished interesting results and even won prizes for Best New Application and Best Innovation in Measurement.