Connect represents the first comprehensive, regional approach to address the significant displaced life science employee population by leveraging the region’s life science assets.
Connect is a partnership among the region’s research institutions as technology generators, economic development organizations, seed capital providers, life science incubators, corporations & service providers.
The need for a comprehensive program is acute. Pennsylvania’s life science industry is an economic powerhouse employing more than 79,000 people directly & generating annual wages of $7.2B.* The life science industry in Pennsylvania is a leading source of scientific innovation that is improving the health & quality of life of people across the state & around the world through the development, manufacture & commercialization of products across all sectors of health care. Action is needed to retain our life sciences talent.
*Life Science Leadership Advisory Council: Life Sciences Leadership for the Next Decade, May 2012
This program is funded (in part) by the Pennsylvania Department of Community of Economic Development’s Discovered in PA, Developed in PA program.
• Connecting the dots among the sources of capital, company support, intellectual property & talent;
• Helping streamline the flow of capital & services to emerging & established companies;
• Providing opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, companies & researchers to explore new opportunities, exchange information & hear best practices.
For all southeastern PA residents that have been displaced by a life sciences employer and who wish to be considered for job opportunities through this program, send your resume (WORD format) to: PALSconnect@ashtontweed.com