BioConnect New England
Coalition Lead Applicant: Northeastern University
Region (applicant-defined): New England
Cluster Sector(s): Bio-medical
The multi-state coalition across Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, led by Northeastern University, aims to connect hubs throughout New England to support a biomanufacturing cluster. The coalition would support existing and new biomanufacturing infrastructure as a pathway to the good jobs of tomorrow for underserved and distressed regions throughout the Northeast. If provided an implementation grant, the coalition proposes to support biomanufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and other emerging areas such as cell/gene RNA/DNA therapeutics that represent global strengths of the region. To ensure a new generation of workers can benefit from the region’s biomanufacturing cluster, the coalition proposes a number of interventions to provide an on-ramp into the biotechnology sector for individuals without a four-year college degree to secure a stable, high-quality biomanufacturing job.