DESCA

Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance

Enabling Innovation through Chemistry

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.  

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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.

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Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Sustainable Innovation: Why Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Courtyard Marriott, University of Delaware

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FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Sustainable Innovation: Why Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense

A breakfast discussion with industry leaders on why their companies are leading the charge when it comes to sustainable innovation.  Click HERE for more info and to register.

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Courtyard Marriott, University of Delaware

February 7, 2019

ACS WEBINAR: Startups 101: From Lab Scientist to Entrepreneur

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

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February 7, 2019

ACS WEBINAR: Startups 101: From Lab Scientist to Entrepreneur

 Having a great idea is only the beginning. How can you transform from being a lab scientist to an entrepreneur running your own startup? There has been an uptick in funding for startups from both the government and private investors, especially to translate your research to products.  Click HERE for more info and to register for this FREE webinar.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Science and Technology Career Fair

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Executive Banquet Center, Newark, Delaware

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FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Science and Technology Career Fair

The Science & Technology Career Fair connects employers with exemplary candidates in search of new career opportunities.   Organizations looking to fill full-time, part-time, and internship roles are encouraged to exhibit. Individuals interested in pursuing employment in the regional engineering, healthcare, science and technology industries are encourage to attend. Jobs are available for individuals with Associate, BS, MS, PhD, BSN, LPN, RN and experience levels from entry to advanced. 


Job Seekers attend for FREE, but must register and submit their resume by WEDNESDAY, February, 13th.  


CANDIDATES REGISTER HERE  (Candidate FAQ's)

EMPLOYERS REGISTER HERE


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3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Executive Banquet Center, Newark, Delaware

April 23-24, 2019

Chemical Ventures Conference

All day

Wilmington, Delaware

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April 23-24, 2019

Chemical Ventures Conference

 The chemical space has a large untapped opportunity. It has a longer investment time cycle. It has the potential for continued repeatable and predictable financial performance more so maybe than the technology space or the industries directly dependent upon the fickle consumer. The movement of mass and manipulation of energy requires a disciplined development, design and commercialization process to deliver financial results. The opportunities provide high quality jobs, sustainable long term positive effect on the economy and provide critical materials to the broader marketplace. This conference will focus on Innovation, Investment, and Deal Flow in the chemical space. 

Click HERE for more information or to submit an abstract

All day

Wilmington, Delaware

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