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Tech Collective to Honor Bioscience Industry Innovation and Leadership

Published on June 6, 2014

Tech Collective, Rhode Island's Bioscience and Information Technology industry association has announced the launch of its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards.  The initiative is designed to honor accomplishments, innovations, and leadership within the state's bioscience sectors.   Nominations and applications are being accepted through Monday, July 7th, 2014. All applications are due by Monday, July 14th, 2014. Forms are available at tech-collective.org.

"From infectious disease treatments to medical device implants to homeland defense research, Rhode Island is impacting the biosciences on not only a local scale, but on a national and global one," said Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective. "The Rhode Island Bioscience Awards have been established to recognize these leaders who are influencing and fostering bioscience innovation, growth, and success right here in Rhode Island. We're proud of their accomplishments and look forward to sharing and celebrating them."

New to the program this year are four recognition categories:

  • Individual - outstanding bioscience professional or entrepreneur 
  • Product / Innovation: Startup - breakthrough industry product, service, or innovation
  • Product / Innovation: Enterprise - breakthrough industry product, service, or innovation
  • Community Leader -individual, organization, or company advancing the bioscience industry forward through advocacy, education/mentorship, workforce development, youth engagement, and/or leadership.

This year's award winners with be recognized at the 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards celebration on Thursday, August 28th, 8:30am-11:30am at Kirkbrae Country Club.

For more information and to apply or nominate a peer or colleague, visit tech-collective.org




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