DESCA Initiatives

Innovation 2 Invoice

Driving Industry Discussions

Driving Industry Discussions

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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

Driving Industry Discussions

Driving Industry Discussions

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Whether it's bringing together leaders to discuss journeys to sustainability and bridging technologies to reduce dependence on fossil fuels (Be the Solution Conference), or connecting the chemical industry with the tech industry to discuss digital transformation and the changing landscape of legacy chemicals (ChemTech Conference), DESCA prides itself on being a first mover in driving leading-edge industry discussions.


Click the button below to learn more about ChemTech 2020

University of Delaware Seminar Series

University of Delaware Seminar Series

University of Delaware Seminar Series

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In partnership with the University of Delaware's Colburn Club, DESCA presents stories of applying PhD research to a career in industry and innovation.  

Geared to the post graduate and PhD student population, the ChemTech Seminar Series introduces  industry leaders to the academic environment to talk about industry micro- and macro- trends, industry innovation strategies, and applying research to careers in innovation, industry and intrapreneurship.


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

Investor Forums

University of Delaware Seminar Series

University of Delaware Seminar Series

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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 doracheatham@desustainablechem.org to learn more about DESCA Investor Forums