LABSTER has created an educational platform with advanced lab simulations to support open-ended scientific investigation. The virtual lab is used by more than three million students worldwide at secondary schools and international universities including Harvard, MIT, University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London. Labster also offers a range of professional training programmes in safety and lab protocols. The platform has received praise for the engaging gamification and comprehensive curriculum that underscore the real-world relevance of science. Labster has offices in Denmark, Switzerland, the US and Indonesia — and has secured more than $10m in R&D grant funding. The BV judging panel names Labster winner of the 2020 global award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality Science Education.