December 15, 2011

Massachusetts reaches out to growing life sciences clusters in Chile and Brazil

Governor Deval Patrick and Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister at signing of innovation economy agreement with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has participated in Governor Deval Patrick’s Innovation Economy Mission to Chile and Brazil.   The visit to Chile included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to expand collaboration between Massachusetts and Chile in the innovation economy, with a focus on growing jobs and opportunities in the areas of education, clean energy and biotechnology.  The delegation then traveled to Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, visiting Brazilian companies, universities and government leaders to highlight all that Massachusetts has to offer.  The visit to Brazil focuses on creating jobs in the life sciences, IT, clean energy and education sectors and solidifying the already strong Massachusetts-Brazil connection.