Dr. Pedro Costa is a researcher, inventor, educator and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO/CTO of the company BIOFABICS, which is specialized in the creation of 3D Biotissue Analogues. Before that, he was the coordinator of the world’s first MSc Programme in Biofabrication at Utrecht University, manager of the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility and postdoctoral researcher at the University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands). Dr. Costa can be described as a biologist by training and engineer/maker by heart, given his undergraduate studies in Applied Biology followed by a PhD in Biomedical Engineering where he specialized in the combination of highly automated tools such as 3D (bio)printing and bioreactor technologies in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He has previously worked in both academic and industrial environments in places such as Germany (Technical University of Munich), Australia (Queensland University of Technology), Belgium (Materialise NV) and Portugal (University of Minho). Dr. Costa has received several awards for his work, among them the 2014 Translational Award (European Society for Biomaterials) and the 2016 Young Investigator Award (International Society for Biofabrication). In 2018 he was also awarded with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and in 2020 was selected as a finalist (top 4 in the Innovative Science category) in the European Commission’s Innovation Radar Prize.