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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.  

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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.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

All day

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Inspiring Women in STEM Conference is a high value professional development program designed to support women in leadership and those who aspire for leadership.  Learn more about this year's program HERE

All day

9/26/2019

Startup Grind with Dr. Bryan Tracy

6 pm

Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, DE

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9/26/2019

Startup Grind with Dr. Bryan Tracy

The Goldey-Beacom Entrepreneurship Club will be featuring Dr. Bryan Tracy form White Dog Labs at this session of Startup Grind.  Dr. Tracy is  a serial entrepreneur and was recently awarded the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work and contributions.

White Dog Labs, Inc. (WDL) was established in 2012 on the foundation of harnessing natural microorganism diversity to address global challenges in food sustainability, climate change and general human and animal nutrition. The company goes beyond discovery to also design and scale full bio-processes with concurrent end product development and validation.  Click HERE to register.

6 pm

Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, DE

10/7/2019

DESCA Lunch & Learn: The Pitch Session

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Delaware Technology Park at STAR Campus, Wilmington DE

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10/7/2019

DESCA Lunch & Learn: The Pitch Session

Join DESCA and Steve Bowman aka "The Pitch Doctor" in this open coaching pitch session - the fastest way to master the investor presentation, or get help with your elevator pitch. It’s a cross between private coaching and a group workshop. It's real-world instruction, with real companies.  Come to get free free coaching, or come and observe and learn investor presentation secrets you won't find anywhere else. Click HERE for more information and to register.

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Delaware Technology Park at STAR Campus, Wilmington DE

2/18/2020-2/19/2020

SAVE THE DATE: ChemTech Conference 2020

All day

Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

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2/18/2020-2/19/2020

SAVE THE DATE: ChemTech Conference 2020

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, Wilmington, DE