Building connections for our life sciences industry
Entrepreneurship often begins with an individual and an innovative idea, but it takes a team effort to create a marketable product and a sustainable business. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse is dedicated to giving our region’s entrepreneurs a reach into the global biotechnology industry.
The PLSG works closely with the Technology Transfer offices at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to drive innovation from the bench through the commercialization pipeline. PLSG also mentors students from the region's universities through our Executive Program Internship experience.
The PLSG and CMU have developed a formal internship program for students to work directly with PLSG portfolio companies; learning and contributing to their business planning. PLSG also works directly with the Center for Economic Development (CED) at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College to improve the institutions, communities, and economy of the Pittsburgh region. PLSG's President & CEO, John W. Manzetti is a CED Fellow and is opening up new learning opportunities in policy and practice for students interested in economic development and the life sciences industry.In addition, the PLSG has worked in collaboration with BioEnterprise, a Cleveland-based business formation, recruitment and acceleration initiative to create a national healthcare hotspot (“Bioscience Belt”) for healthcare entrepreneurship and to market the critical mass of industry/research that exists in the Cleveland-Pittsburgh corridor, and demonstrate the potential for broader collaborations between technology communities in the corridor. To date, nearly 30 company collaborations have been formed.
The PLSG leads additional collaborations that support our regional industry’s growth and benefit the individual company, such as:
As the only organization exclusively dedicated to the growth of the life sciences industry in western Pennsylvania, the PLSG has the unique ability to connect you with networks that can inspire new ideas, produce research and product collaborations and open new streams of capital.The PLSG has always worked to form mutually productive partnerships with companies and organizations in the western Pennsylvania region’s academic and technology commercialization communities.
· Carnegie Mellon University
· The University of Pittsburgh
· Duquesne University
· Innovation Works
· Innovation Partnership
· Idea Foundry
· Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI)
· Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association
· Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
· Pittsburgh Technology Council
· University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center
· Windber Research Institute
· Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
· TiE Pittsburgh
· Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative
· McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
· The Allegheny Conference on Community Development
· The Tech Belt Initiative Advisory Committee
· Ben Franklin Technology Partners- Central and Northern Regions
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