Award winning Scientist, Professor, Entrepreneur, TED Senior Fellow and TED speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. Andrew is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity-driven research lab that brings together Artists, Scientists, Social Scientists and Engineers. The lab uses low-cost materials and methods to explore speculative living technologies of the future. The highly experimental Pelling Lab was the first in the world to develop plant-derived cellulose biomaterials for regenerative medicine and has even grown skins of living cells on LEGOs – innovations with the potential to redefine the limits of biology. Andrew’s lab has spun out several companies including Spiderwort Inc, a company dedicated to developing plant-derived cellulose biomaterials for repairing and regenerating the human body.