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The Center for Integration of Science and Industry is proud to present the Innovator’s Business Series. 


The Innovator's Business Series features talks and informal discussions with thought leaders from academia and industry focused on best practices in translational science. Speakers present the perspective of successful innovators in translating scientific advances into public value. The theme of the series centers on the need for integrating technological and business innovation in the fields of biotechnology, healthcare, high-tech and alternative energy.

Innovator's Business Series - complete list of past events

Upcoming Event

Delivering on the Promise of Gene Therapy

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:00 pm
LaCava 325ABC

After 25 years of anticipation, the first gene therapy product was approved in 2017. This is an amazing time in gene therapy and uniQure is a leader in the field. uniQure’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Kapusta, will talk about creating transformative therapies for patients with rare diseases and the process of bringing innovative cures to market.

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Upcoming Program

Fred Ledley discusses Bentley’s biotechnology mini-MBA and what it offers you and your company. WATCH VIDEO


Recent Innovator's Business Series Speakers

  • Calestous Juma

    Professor, Practice of International Development
    Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project
    Faculty Chair of the Mason Fellows Program
    Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
    Harvard Kennedy School

  • Governor Michael Dukakis

    Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University
    Governor of Massachusetts (1975-1979, 1983-1991)
    1988 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States

  • Robert Anderson

    Former General Council BASF Bioresearch

  • Robert Kamen

    Former President BASF Bioresearch

  • Robert Coughlin

    President & CEO, MassBio

  • Sandra L. Fenwick

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children's Hospital

  • Donald M. Berwick

    President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Formerly the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Joshua Boger

    Executive Chairman, Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Formerly the President, CEO and Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  • Nick Donofrio

    Executive Vice-President for Technology and Innovation, IBM (retired)

  • Deborah Dunsire

    President and CEO of Envivo Pharmaceuticals

  • Susan Windham-Bannister

    Formerly the President and CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center