|2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Award Winners Announced!|
Learn More: 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards
Second annual industry-specific awards program honors four bioscience champions in consulting and testing, digital health, and education.
The Rhode Island Bioscience Awards are designed exclusively to honor accomplishments, innovations, and leadership within the state’s medical device, research and development, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, production, design, and related bioscience sectors.
In its second year, four bioscience champions have been honored in the areas of consulting and testing, digital health, and education. The 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Award Winners are: (no specific order)
Individual Recipients – outstanding bioscience professional or entrepreneur.
Community Leader Recipient – individual, organization, or company advancing the bioscience industry forward through advocacy, education/mentorship, workforce development, youth engagement, and/or leadership.
“Tech Collective is proud to recognize John, Greg, Megan, and David as its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Award winners,” said Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective. “From company growth and innovation to an increased number of services and supporting programs to foster this industry, Rhode Island’s foothold in the biosciences is growing and strengthening. This year’s Award winners are some of the industry innovators and leaders who are driving the biosciences forward in our state, and we are so proud to honor their diligence, passion, and success.”
Nominations and applications for the awards program were accepted through July 14th, 2014. A Judging Committee of industry and business representatives evaluated the entries based on content, relevancy, and vision as well as the applicant’s passion for their career and contributions to the industry as a whole.
Rhode Island currently employs 4,602 bioscience professionals and an additional 11,847 workers in non-bioscience occupations according to Tech Collective’s recently released Rhode Island Bioscience Skills Gap Study. Contributing on a national and global scale, the report and following Skills Gap Forum series cites the state’s bioscience sectors as one of its highest growth potential industries.
For more information about the Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, the celebration event, and to view last year’s inaugural Award recipients, visit www.tech-collective.org.
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