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Achieving the Commercialization of Technology in Ventures through Applied Training for Entrepreneurs (ACTiVATE) is a systematic model for increasing the commercialization of technology innovations from research institutions in the state of Maryland by training women entrepreneurs to create technology-based, start-up companies.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Their mission is to be the champion of biotechnology.
UMBC's INNOVATE! program supports post-docs and men and women in the business community interested in an entrepreneurship development program focused on technology commercialization. INNOVATE! is a customized program modeled on UMBC's successful ACTiVATE program and it addresses the needs of people interested in starting bio-technology businesses.
The Maryland Biotechnology Center (MBC) is one of the first initiatives of BioMaryland 2020. The center is a portal to programs and resources intended to grow and strengthen Maryland's bioscience community.
Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board (LSAB) is tasked with developing a comprehensive strategic plan for Maryland's life sciences industry.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies.
The Technology Advancement Program (TAP) offers programs, courses, workshops and competitions to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn how to bring their ideas and products to the world. TAP helps faculty, student and regional entrepreneurs create successful ventures and help companies solve vital challenges and develop top-selling products that improve and save lives by connecting them with resources to succeed.
This study presents data on national, state and metropolitan bioscience employment and growth trends during 2001 to 2006. It also examines a series of additional key performance metrics and describes state policies and programs designed to accelerate the growth of the biosciences.
In an industry where change is a constant, Biotech 2008 is the industry's "roadmap" and a must read for all those interested in the revolution taking place in the life sciences world, changing the way we heal the world, feed the world, and fuel the world.
Ernst & Young Report
This report presents four paradigm-shifting trends that have the potential to reshape the healthcare landscape and create new opportunities: high-quality generics, fundamental healthcare reform, personalized medicine and globalization.
Governor's Workforce Investment Board Report
This committee, though four subcommittees, conducted research and prepared reports about industry definition and economic impact, high demand occupation, skill standards and workforce issues.
Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board Strategic Plan
This comprehensive 10-year plan reflects Maryland's identification of the bioscience industry as a strategic priority and is the result of significant assessment and deliberation over the past 18 months by members of the LSAB and its seven working groups.
The Milken Institute is a publicly supported, nonpartisan, independent think tank whose work makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide by helping create a more democratic and efficient global economy.
Montgomery County Bioscience Report
Montgomery County will enhance its position as a globally recognized leader in advancing bioscience research and development, and in translating scientific discoveries into commercially available products that benefit human health.
This paper suggests that alternative business models with varying degrees of collaboration will emerge to provide a basis for the industry to operate more effectively as times change.
Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, MD, authored this analysis of the economic and fiscal contributions of Maryland's bioscience industry on behalf of the Maryland Office of the Comptroller. In order to conduct its analysis, Sage utilized publicly available data/information and standard analytical techniques.
The Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) strives to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment and create jobs, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide businesses in Maryland with workforce training and financial assistance.
The Maryland Biotechnology Center (MBC) is highly dedicated to help you acquire the knowledge and information you need to successfully connect your company to Maryland's resources and opportunities.
The mission of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) is to support, retain and foster the growth of existing businesses in Frederick County and to attract new businesses that bring career opportunities that enable Frederick County citizens to work where they live.
As the county's economic development agency, the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) assists businesses with land and building selection, financing, employee recruitment and training, permit and regulatory issues, and provides other development support services in order to promote economic growth and stability in Howard County.
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED) is in the center of the mid-Atlantic's robust business community. Centrally located at the epicenter of the region's federal and advanced technology marketplace, it is next door to the nation's capital and is home to over 200 biotech companies.
Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is a public-private partnership formed in 1997 by the city of Rockville, Maryland, to strengthen and broaden the city's economic base through business recruitment, retention and expansion programs.