In December 2013, with the help of the Regional Government, the first meeting on Synthetic Biology has held in Aquitaine. The event gathered over 200 participants from the industry and academia. Academics have then decided to structure the Synthetic Biology community in Bordeaux. This initiative is encouraged and financially supported by the University of Bordeaux. In 2014, thanks to a first financial support of the University, SB2 launched several actions : organizing an international Symposium, a call for projects (2 projects were supported) and supporting the Bordeaux i-GEM team. Since 2015, we are one of the four “Action Thématique Transversale” financially supported by the “Sciences du Vivant et de la Santé” Research Department of the University.