SAVE THE DATE: February 19-20, 2020

We're driving the conversation to create opportunities for economic growth!

 DESCA's 1st annual conference that will  bring together the science and the tech industries to discuss challenges and innovation and growth opportunities in the changing chemistry landscape.  

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WHAT WE DO

SUSTAINABILITY, INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The future of  the chemical, material, agriscience and industrial biology industries is in innovative and sustainable technologies.  DESCA programs support future prosperity by leading the path to innovative and sustainable solutions in these industries.

Lead in Promoting Sustainable Innovation

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Since 2010, DESCA has played a lead role in enabling sustainable innovation among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors.  Working with thought leaders in industry, government, and academia, we help link resources in ways that can both optimize the funding essential for R&D and translate the benefits of new and sustainable discoveries into commercial opportunities. 

Create Collaborative Partnerships Among Innovators

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 DESCA's ecosystem of stakeholders dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new, sustainable technologies is large and growing.  It includes high growth enterprises, industry and academic partners, investors, professional service providers, government supporters.  Our events ensure that these stakeholders share insights, information and knowledge.  

Provide Resources for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

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On a tactical level, DESCA offers hands-on workshops, lunch & learns, connections to industry and domain experts, and events focused on access to capital.

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

STARTUP GRIND: Interview with WilmInvest

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Goldey-Beacom College, 4701 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

STARTUP GRIND: Interview with WilmInvest

Jono Hooper from Goldey Beacom College interview Bryce Fender and Joel Amin - co-founders of the social venture WilmInvest that provides affordable housing in Wilmington, DE.  Click HERE for more info and to register.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Goldey-Beacom College, 4701 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

DECEMBER 17, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV) Winter Venture Forum

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

UD STAR Campus Audion, 540 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713

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DECEMBER 17, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV) Winter Venture Forum

The MADV Venture Forum is making its way to Delaware.  The Winter Venture Forum will be co-hosted by UD's Horn Program at the STAR Campus Audion.  Click HERE to register as an attendee.

Click HERE to apply as a company to pitch (due 10/15).

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

UD STAR Campus Audion, 540 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713

FEBRUARY 19-20, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Chemtech Conference

All day

Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE

Event Details

FEBRUARY 19-20, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Chemtech Conference

 

DESCA is excited to announce that we will be launching our first ever global ChemTech conference, bringing together tech and science manufacturing to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the digital transformation of the chemistry, biochemistry, advanced materials, agriculture and animal health & nutrition industries.  If you're interested in receiving information on the program, exhibitor options and opportunities for one-one-one stakeholder meetings, sign up HERE and stay in the loop!

All day

Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE