Economic Gains Through Innovation

Listen to SSTI’s Interview with

MaryAnn Guerra of BioAccel

“People have to be willing to take risks and push the envelope.”  — MaryAnn Guerra

MaryAnn GuerraThrough exclusive interviews with Excellence in TBED award recipients, find out first-hand how these nationally recognized initiatives successfully responded to a critical  need by applying innovative approaches to generate substantial economic gains for their region. Listen here…

2012 Winner  in the category Most  Promising TBED Initiative

Working with universities, medical centers and entrepreneurs, BioAccel translates late stage discovery  research into commercial products by providing proof-of-concept testing, new company formation support and business/technical expertise to address the significant funding challenges related to both technology and company development. Using philanthropy rather than traditional venture funding, BioAccel has developed an innovative approach to funding and serves as a promising model for organizations dedicated to technology driven economic    development.

About the Excellence in TBED Awards

The SSTI Excellence in TBED Awards recognize exceptional achievement in addressing elements that have been found in successful tech-based economies. These include a research base that generates new knowledge, mechanisms for transferring knowledge into the marketplace, an entrepreneurial culture, sources of risk capital, and a technically skilled workforce.



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