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