The overall objective of GBA is to: 1. Develop, promote, and support non-commercial biofoundries established around the world, 2. Intensify collaboration and communication among biofoundries, 3. Collectively develop responses to technological, operational, and other types of common challenges, 4. Enhance visibility, impact and sustainability of non-commercial biofoundries, and 5. Explore globally relevant and societally impactful grand challenge collaborative projects.