Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM CST
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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 
601 Genome Way
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Tine Hoffmeister 
AlabamaGermany Partnership 

AlabamaGermany Partnership Event - Business Forum - Biotechnology 


Join us for a morning in the world of biotechnology at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Hear from their scientists, educators, economic developers and entrepreneurs:

Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Alabama is home to 780 bioscience companies, and the industry has an annual economic impact estimated at $7.3 billion, as well as a track record for breakthrough discoveries. Beyond cutting-edge research and technology, one of the most notable achievements of the bioscience sector is the high level of employment that it has created. Nearly 18,000 Alabamians are employed in life science or biotechnology jobs, with average annual income topping $67,000.

“Alabama’s bioscience industry is a vital economic engine for our state, creating high-paying jobs and generating important innovations that improve the quality of life for people here at home and all around the world,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “We’re focused on fostering growth in the bioscience sector and collaborating with the state’s research leaders to make that happen.”

Those research leaders include major players in the state like the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. 

Tentative Agenda: 

8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:00 a.m. Welcome from AGP and Hudson Alpha Institute Introduction
9:15 a.m. Educational Outreach Overview
9:45 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. Overview of Institute's Activities
10:30 a.m. Walking tour of HudsonAlpha Institute illustrating the four mission areas of the biotech campus: 1) conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and agriculture; 2) caring for patients using genomic medicine; 3) fostering bioscience entrepreneurs; and 4) providing educational outreach to nurture the next generation of biotech researchers and entrepreneurs, as well as to create a biotech literate public.


Thank you to our generous venue sponsor:

Thank you to our generous event sponsor:


The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is nonprofit and dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and fosters more than 40 diverse biotech companies on campus.