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  • 1. Education, Industry and Government – Creating an Integrated Life Science and Technology Park Dr. Collins Jones Biotechnology Coordinator Montgomery College Germantown MD
  • 2. The Life Science and Technology Park at Germantown - Our Goal
    • To create a Life Science and Technology Park on the Germantown campus of Montgomery College which promotes the integration of industry and education with a Biotechnology focus
  • 3. The Background – How we got here
    • Natural Progression
      • Ongoing Montgomery College Biotechnology and Information Technology Programs already work closely with the local and national Bioscience industry
    • Expansion
      • A need for additional incubator and technology space in Montgomery County and additional Bioscience educational space at Montgomery College
    • The Germantown Campus is the ideal location to merge the two
      • educational programs in place, commitment to Bioscience, close to NIH , FDA and other major research centers, centrally located on the I-270 corridor, available acerage
  • 4. Our Plan - The Physical Components of the Park (Bricks and Mortar)
    • Life Science and Technology Park
      • 40 acres / 1 million + square feet of business space
    • Bioscience education center
      • 120,000 square feet for training and education
      • adjacent to and interactive with the Park
    • Existing campus Montgomery College, Germantown
  • 5.  
  • 6. Park Components
    • Bioscience Education and Training Center – including a Scientific Library
    • Technology Incubator
    • Second Stage companies
    • Supporting Businesses
  • 7. Pieces of a Puzzle – Working together to assemble them
    • Academia
    • Industry
    • Government
  • 8. How we will do this?
    • Strategic planning and partnering
      • define the mission and the desired outcomes
      • select appropriate partners – involve them early and often
      • remain flexible without compromising your goals
      • stay focused
    • Model others successes, learn from others challenges
  • 9. The Integration Process – How to make it work
    • Advisory Board – Life Science Park
      • composition is critical
    • Park management
      • Input and control agreed upon by academic, government and private stakeholders
    • Collaboration of internal and external academic programs
      • Serve multiple student populations and workforce needs
      • Ability to “flow” between educational options (e.g. pre-professional vs technical)
  • 10. Who does what? The contributions of Academia
    • Workforce preparation - relevance of education
      • Create a relevant curriculum
      • Teach the science and how to apply it
      • Teach the business and how to apply it
      • Create a pipeline of workers at all levels
    • Workforce education
      • Opportunities for existing workers to enhance their credentials / obtain additional skills
      • Work with corporate trainers to enhance in-house training
  • 11. A Bioscience Academic Continuum – one stop shop for education
    • Middle school teacher workshops and education
    • High school biotechnology academies
    • Associate Degrees and Biotechnology Certificate
    • Baccalaureate Degree Program
    • Masters Degree Program
    • Post-doctoral training for business acumen
  • 12. Academic Partners
    • MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools)
    • University of Maryland System (UMCP and UMUC)
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Towson University
    • Hood College
    • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • 13. Montgomery College Workforce Development Curricula
    • Introduction to Biotechnology for the Non-Scientist
    • GLP and cGMP Workshops
    • Team Business
    • Managing the Knowledge Worker
    • How to write a business plan
    • Intellectual Property for the Beginner
    • Presentation Skills for the Scientist
    • Resume Writing and Job Searching for Scientists
    • Survival Skills for your First Industry Job
    • Spanish as a Second Language
  • 14. Montgomery College Workforce Development Curricula (continued)
    • Laboratory Workshops
      • Cell Culture Basics
      • Essential DNA and RNA Technology
      • Elementary Proteomic Methods
      • Core Techniques in Immunology
      • Introduction to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • 15. Montgomery College Workforce Development Curricula (continued)
    • Symposia and Special Events
      • “ From Bench to Business”
      • “ New Enterprise Development for Scientists”
      • Boot Camp for Life Science Entrepreneurs
      • Boot Camp for Information Technology Entrepreneurs
    • In collaboration with
      • Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
      • Tech Council of Maryland
      • Dingman Center and Smith School for Business – University of Maryland
      • NIH
  • 16. The Bioscience Education and Training Center
    • Designed to serve the Education Continuum
    • Classrooms / Seminar Rooms (variable seating capacity)
    • Dedicated Laboratory Space
    • Scientific / Industrial Library
    • Learning / Study Center
    • Conference / Meeting Rooms
    • Training Rooms for Company or External Vendor use
    • Offices
    • Lounge / Coffee – Snack Area
    • Storage and Prep Areas
  • 17. Proposed Laboratory Space in the Bioscience Center
    • Biology
      • 14 laboratories
    • Biotechnology
      • 12 laboratories
    • Chemistry
      • 12 laboratories
    • Informatics
      • 4 laboratories
    • Training Laboratory for External Customers
      • 1 laboratory
  • 18. Biotechnology Laboratory Space
    • Cell Culture Laboratory
    • Protein / Immunology Laboratory
    • Molecular Biology Laboratory
    • Instrumentation Rooms (separate for NMR and LC-MS)
    • Buffer and Reagent Production Room
    • Fermentation / Bioreactor Laboratory
    • Bioprocessing Laboratory
    • High Throughput and Robotics Laboratory
    • Independent Study Research Laboratories
    • Plant growth Laboratory
    • Recitation rooms
  • 19. Who does what? The contributions of Industry
    • Product development - funding / revenue
    • Input for curriculum development
    • Guest Lectures and Seminars
    • Employment, Mentorship and Internships for students at all levels in the education continuum
    • Current employees and family as students
    • Donations – equipment and other materials
    • Scholarships
  • 20. The Business Composition of the Park
    • Space allocated for companies at all stages of development – start up, second stage and mature
    • Planned space for both Biotechnology and Information Technology companies
    • Planned space for other critical partners (e.g. Venture Capitalists, Law firms and other essential businesses )
  • 21. The Technology Business Composition of the Park – A proposed “Ecosystem” 2-3 companies at 75,000 - 120,000 average sf 35% 25 companies at 1,200 average sf 3% 27 companies at 8,000 average sf 22% 26 companies at 15,000 average sf 40% New, Startup Seed Capital Young, Growing Mature, Pre-IPO Successful, Public
  • 22. Who does what? The contributions of Government
    • Taxes
    • for which we obtain:
      • Infrastructure – roads and public transportation, public services e.g. fire and police services,...
      • Education and Training grants – including tremendous support for Montgomery College and Bioscience industry training
      • Guidance and advice – Department of Economic Development and experience with the Shady Grove Life Sciences center
  • 23. Funding and Financing for Life Science and Technology Park at Germantown
    • The project will be jointly funded by
      • State of Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • Montgomery College and its academic partners
      • Private Sources
  • 24. Endorsements for the Life Science and Technology Park at Germantown
    • Government
      • Montgomery County
      • State of Maryland
    • Community
      • Committee for Montgomery County
      • Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
      • Germantown Alliance
      • MdBio
      • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
      • Tech Council of Maryland
      • Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board
  • 25. How it all fits together
    • Interaction and sharing of knowledge between business people, scientists, faculty, students and the community
    • Generation and maintenance of a relevant workforce in biotechnology and information technology
    • An education continuum and support system for people and companies at any stage in their career or business
    • Enhanced economic development and tax base
  • 26. Outcomes – The Vision for the Life Science and Technology Park at the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College
    • A successful Life Science and Technology Park
      • Over 4000 new jobs created
      • $ 2.0 million annual tax return to the County
    • Well trained and educated workforce for Bioscience and Information Technology Industry
    • Educational opportunities meet industry, student and community needs
  • 27. Conclusion
    • The park design will encourage the integration of industry and academia with the support of the state and local government
    • Planning, partnership and flexibility are key elements critical to success
  • 28. A thank you to some of the key players
    • Dr. Charlene Nunley President and leader of Montgomery College
    • Dr. Hercules Pinkney Vice President Germantown Campus
    • Dean Kathy Michaelin
    • Ms. Andrea Edelstein Business Development
    • Mr. Steven Poteat
    • Mr. Jerry Feigen
    • The honorable Douglas M. Duncan Montgomery County Executive
    • Mr. David Edgerly Economic Development Montgomery County
    • The Montgomery County Council
  • 29. Thank you!
    • Dr. Collins Jones
    • Biotechnology Coordinator
    • Montgomery College
    • Germantown, MD
    • 301-353-1910
    • [email_address]

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