Without collaboration, our life sciences ecosystem would not be what it is today, with thriving connections between academia, industry, and government. These kinds of partnerships bring a variety of unique perspectives together and are crucial to creating accessible opportunities for new and diverse talent. We sat down with Kenn Turner, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; Andre Williams, a Biotechnology Instructor at East Boston High School; and Renee Connolly, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Merck, KGaA to hear about the different perspectives in partnering within the life sciences and on why diversity is so important as we look to the future of the industry.
This year, the MLSC provided $10,000 in sponsorship of MassBioEd’s two main events in honor of their 20 year anniversary celebration, the Life Sciences Workforce Conference and Champions for Biotech Education. These events highlight the strength of the Massachusetts life sciences ecosystem and the unwavering support and partnerships developed between industry, academia, and government.
Diversity is the Future
Partnership is Key to Success