Igniting Innovation Week 2020
Celebrating a Year of Service and Achievement in the Delaware Bioscience Community
Delaware Bio’s Igniting Innovation | Annual Gala is dedicated to celebrating the innovative and inspirational bioscience industry of Delaware. Given the continuing public health crisis, we invite you to join us virtually November 9th through the 13th for Igniting Innovation Week.
Igniting Innovation Week is a five-day virtual celebration of Delaware’s thriving bioscience community focused on member’s contributions to public and economic health in 2020. Each day during Igniting Innovation Week we welcome you to join the live daily broadcast; if you are unable to view the daily broadcast live you can click here to watch the daily recording. We will kick off the celebration on Monday, November 9th with a Fireside Chat featuring Ruud Dobber, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit of AstraZeneca and moderated by Philip Amoa, Partner at McCarter & English, LLP (sponsored by VWR, part of Avantor). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the celebration will continue with videos of teams “igniting and innovating” bioscience in the First State (sponsored by Agilent Technologies, LabWare, Nemours, and QPS Holdings). The week will be capped off on Friday, November 13th with a special grand finale video (sponsored by Incyte) and a live drawing of the Igniting Innovation Week giveaways (sponsored by Agilent Technologies, Delaware Business Times, and Nemours). To view the full agenda, please scroll below.
Igniting Innovation Week is free for all to attend; however, registration is required. Please note, you only need to register once to access all of the live daily broadcasts. Please click on the blue button to register and make your giveaway selection.
FIRESIDE CHAT FEATURING
Ruud Dobber | Executive Vice President and President Biopharmaceuticals Business Unit | AstraZeneca
Ruud was appointed Executive Vice-President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit in January 2019 and is responsible for product strategy and commercial delivery for Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory diseases. Prior to this, Ruud held the role of EVP, North America since August 2016. Ruud joined Astra in 1997 and has held various senior commercial and leadership roles, including as EVP, Europe, Regional Vice-President of AstraZeneca’s European, Middle East and African division, Regional Vice-President for the Asia Pacific region and Interim Executive Vice-President, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy.
Ruud was a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and was previously Chairman of the Asia division of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
Holding a doctorate in immunology from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Ruud began his career as a scientist, researching in the field of immunology and aging.
Philip Amoa | Partner | McCarter & English, LLP
Philip is an independent director of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a faith-based health insurer and $10 billion pension fund. He is the Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Executive, Investment, and Legal Committees of the board. He previously founded and served as CEO of Legal Summer, LLC, an online technology company that connected summer associates and interns with internships and fulltime legal jobs.
Philip serves on the Community Advisory Board of WHYY, where he chaired its Governance Committee. He has also served in numerous board roles with other non-profit organizations, including serving as the secretary of Delaware BioScience Association, a nonprofit company that serves the bioscience industry in Delaware and the region. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has earned the designation of NACD Governance Fellow. Philip was named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “2019 40 Under 40 Awards” list of up-and-coming leaders as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 “Business Law Section [Rising] Giant of the Business Bar” list of legal giants who have significantly influenced business law. Most recently, Philip was selected for the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40—Nation’s Best Advocates Class of 2019–2020.
2020 IGNITING INNOVATION EVENT SPONSORS
Adesis, Inc., ChristianaCare, Delaware Technology Park, Insperity, and PHL Life Sciences
ABS, Inc., Bancroft Construction, Cover & Rossiter, Delaware Innovation Space, JP Morgan & Chase, Keen Compressed Gas, and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
2020 IGNITING INNOVATION WEEK GIVEAWAYS
Fieldstone Golf Outing for Four | Nestled on 184 acres in the rolling hills of Northern Delaware, Fieldstone is a scenic Par 71 private golf club. Our 6748-yard course, recognized as one of Golf Inc.’s “Most Admired Private Clubs”, features dramatic elevation changes, fairways, numerous sets of tees per hole, and classic old-world style bunkering.
The pristine nature of the property was preserved to provide members and their guests with an unparalleled golf experience. Over two miles of hand-laid dry-stack rock wall winds throughout the property. Land sales and real estate development are not a part of Fieldstone’s
master plan. Most simply put, Fieldstone is PURE GOLF for the golf enthusiast!
Executive Edition Wine & Gourmet Snack Basket | A selection of six special wines – three white, three red – together with a sampling of delicious aged cheeses, soppressata, salami, pate’, olives and crostini, perfect for entertaining in your home or office for the holiday season!
Grand Barista Coffee Station | Upgrade your home or office coffee station with the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Machine, Aeroccino Frother, an assortment of Nespresso Capsules, and a set of beaker style coffee mugs. Savor a perfect cappuccino or latte with one touch. Just pop in a Nespresso capsule – this machine scans the capsule’s bar code, then brews the ultimate cup of coffee or espresso in seconds. Sporting a sleek, streamlined design, the VertuoPlus offers the added convenience of a swivel-out water tank and motorized opening and closing of the brew head. The Aeroccino provides a fine, creamy milk froth at the push of a button for making hot or cold lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos.
Hagley Museum Team Membership Package | You and your team can enjoy four (4) household memberships to the Hagley Museum and Library. The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. Covering more than 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine Creek, the museum and grounds include the first DuPont family home and garden in the United States, the powder yards, and a 19th-century machine shop. Each Household Membership includes 2 adults and 6 children, free museum admission, free admission to signature events, 4 free guest admissions per year, invitations to members-only events, discounts at the Hagley Store and Cafe, and much more!
Delaware Nature Society Team Membership Package | You and your team can enjoy four (4) household memberships to the Delaware Nature Society. Delaware Nature Society’s mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, conservation, and advocacy. They envision a healthy and sustainable environment.
Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society, a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation, is renowned for their educational programming, conservation, and advocacy. They provide the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, and watershed stewardship.
The nature society manages over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Their organizational priorities are comprised of three pillars of engagement focused on: Working & Natural Lands, Healthy Waters, and, Protecting Habitats and Wildlife.
Each Household Membership includes: 2 adults and household (grand)children, Special pricing for our programs and events, free admission to select programs throughout the year, receive weekly updates and eNews on environmental topics and events including spontaneous programs, Native Plant Sale Members Day, discounts at retail partners, free admission to Farm Market Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve, $50 discount on CSA share over Non-member price, reciprocal admission to select nature centers nationwide, and a $55 discount and priority registration for Summer Camps over Non-member price.
Executive Digital Conference Bundle | 55″ HD Samsung Smart TV and executive mobile tv mount. The slim, elegant Samsung 4K Ultra Smart HDTV with PurColor, Essential Contrast, and HDR10+ support features bring your digital conferencing to the next level. The Kanto Mobile TV Mount provides a safe way of maneuvering your TV around any office or conference room setting.
*One winner for each giveaway will be chosen at the conclusion of the live Igniting Innovation Week webcast on Friday, November 13th. Delaware Bio will contact the selected winners via the contact information provided during registration. Please make your selection for the give-away drawing to be held live on the final day of Igniting Innovation Week 2020.
2020 IGNITING INNOVATION WEEK GIVEAWAYS SPONSORS
2020 IGNITING INNOVATION WEEK SPECIAL RECOGNITION
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Join the fun and celebrate innovation in the First State with the #IIW2020 hashtag! Tweet us your selfies during the celebration at @Delaware_Bio and #DEBIO!
Monday, November 9th
Tuesday, November 10th
- 12pm - 1pm
- Delaware Researchers Making a Difference in the Lives of Children
- Featuring Nemours Children's Health and University of Delaware | Sponsored by Nemours and Agilent
Wednesday, November 11th
- 9am - 10am
- New Products and Services
- Featuring Adesis, Agilent, AstraZeneca, Incyte, LiteCure, and QPS | Sponsored by QPS
Thursday, November 12th
- 12pm - 1pm
- Growth and New Deals
- Featuring ANP, ChristianaCare, DE Innovation Space, NIIMBL, and Prelude Therapeutics | Sponsored by LabWare
Friday, November 13th
- 9am - 11am
- Grand Finale and Live Giveaway Drawing
- Featuring Delaware's Bioscience Community | Video Sponsored by Incyte | Giveaway Sponsored by Nemours....