DESCA Initiatives

Innovation 2 Invoice


DESCA's I2I ecosystem supports early-stage technology development and helps to accelerate its translation into commercial markets. I2I components include TechConnect Workshops, Lunch & Learns, Domain Expert Connectivity & Mentoring, Investor Showcase and support within a wet lab incubator space.

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Driving Industry Discussions


  DESCA's ChemTech Conference 2020 - the first of its kind in Delaware - 

will bring together two distinct industries to discuss challenges and opportunities in the changing chemistry landscape  and serve to inform venture capital and drive sustainability!  

Visit the the ChemTech Conference page for more information and to register

University of Delaware Seminar Series


In partnership with the University of Delaware's Colburn Club, DESCA presents stories of applying PhD research to career in innovation.  Geared to the post graduate and PhD student population, the Ready to Launch and ChemTech series introduce speakers and industry leaders who bring industry, innovation and entrepreneurship to the academic environment.

Contact if you would like your company to participate in this graduate student/industry seminar series.

Investor Forums


This invitation only venture forum is designed uniquely for pre-vetted, high value started and qualified investors, corporated strategic funds and corporate innovation groups.  

To date DESCA has two first Investor Forums with a third slated for November 2019.  The companies selected by DESCA to pitch in these forums have collectively raised >$55M in venture capital and secured development relationships or licensing deals with companies such as Shell, Koch Industries, Air Liquide, GE, BASF, Cargill, AkzoNobel and/or underwent profitable acquisitions.   View & download our 2018 Startups HERE!

 Contact to learn more about DESCA Investor Forums