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8:00am – 8:30am REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

8:30am – 8:45am WELCOME & OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING

  • Mitchel W. Simpler, PE, NYC Builds Bio+ Steering Committee, Managing Partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles
  • Nancy J Kelley, NYC Builds Bio+ Steering Committee, President and CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates

8:45am – 9:15am GREATER NY METROPOLITAN AREA: LIFE SCIENCE LANDSCAPE OUTLOOK

A recent NYC City Planning study of the Life Science economy concluded that the NY Metro area, which also encompasses eastern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, enjoys the largest life science economy in the United States. The 2020 Census data indicates that it is also one of the fastest growing markets in the country.

Join this opening session to hear how private and public investments are driving exponential growth for the life science industry, what new initiatives are furthering innovation in the space and what this means for the Greater NY Metropolitan Area.

  • Susan Rosenthal, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences and Healthcare, NYCEDC
  • Carolyn Grossman Meagher, Director of Regional
    Planning, NYC Department of City Planning
  • Cathy Scangarella, Chief Business Development Officer, Choose NJ
  • Sanjeevanee J. Vidwans, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce, Jersey City
  • Bridget Gibbons, Director, Economic Development, Westchester County, NY
  • Sho Islam, Director of Business Development, Life Sciences,
    AdvanceCT

9:15am – 10:00am THINKING REGIONALLY – FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
INITIATIVES

There has been a call for the federal government to catalyze U.S. innovation by boosting investments in the discovery, creation, and commercialization of new technologies that ensure American leadership in high-growth industries of the future. Recent legislation has allocated billions of dollars in investments for the discovery and application of key technologies that
will define global competitiveness, including biotechnology, genomics and synthetic biology.

At the same time, State and local programs are channeling billions of additional investment into this industry. This expert panel will discuss the importance of thinking and acting regionally when seeking to grow the life sciences sector, with a focus on local, state and federal initiatives that are expediting regional growth.

9:15am - 9:35am| Federal Initiatives:

  • National Science Foundation/ Department of Energy
    Science for the Future Acts
  • U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act
    • Steve Hall, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, The
      American Council of Engineering Companies
  • NSF I-Corps Hub: New York Region – The City University
    of New York - John Blaho, Director of Industrial Research,
    City College of New York
  • NSF I-Corps Hub: Northeast Region – Princeton University
    – Christina Pellican, Lead Instructor, Princeton
  • Federal EDA Build Back Better Regional Challenge
    • Biomanufacturing – Rutgers University; Fernando
      Muzzio, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and
      Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, The State
      University of New Jersey
    • Deborah Novick, Director of Entrepreneurship and
      Innovation, Westchester County, Building the
      Cluster in Westchester County with the North 60
      Campus

9:35am – 9:50am | State Initiatives:

  • Loretta Beine, Strategic Business Development, New York
    Empire State Development
    • New York State’s $40 Million Biodefense
      Commercialization Fund
    • NY Aid to Regeneron campus – Representative of
      Regeneron
      o NJ EDA – Incentive Programs, Brian Sabina, Chief
      Economic Growth Officer, NJ EDA
    • Connecticut Innovations, Matt McCooe, CEO of
      Connecticut Innovations

9:50AM – 10:00 AM |NYC Initiatives:

  • Monica Malowney, Vice President, Life Sciences &
    Healthcare, NYC EDC
    • Pandemic Response Institute Allocated $20 million in
      City Funding
    • Permanent Establishment of the New York Public Health
      Corps (Health Department + NYC Health + Hospitals
    • Pandemic Response Lab

10:00am – 10:30am SURVEYING THE TRI-STATE REGION: A DATA-DRIVEN OUTLOOK FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES ECONOMY

You don’t want to miss this overview and discussion around the transformation of NYC Metro Life Sciences economy into the largest life science economy in the United States in just twenty years. This session will, highlight the private sector macro trends driving industry growth, map where concentrated development is occurring, and will provide a forecast for future opportunities and areas of expansion.

  • John Cahill, Senior Vice President, JLL
  • Mary Howard, Program Director, Design Technologies
  • Susan Crinnion, Managing Director, Life Sciences Commercial
    Banking, J.P. Morgan
  •  Michael K. DeChiara, Senior Partner, Zetlin & DeChiara

10:30am – 11:00am BREAK

11:00am – 12:30pm BREAKING DOWN THE NY METRO LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY: A LOOK AT LEADING SUBCLUSTERS

From Long Island City to Midtown East and the up-and-coming Far Westside, this session will take a close look at the life science subclusters and projects driving the growth along New York’s academic corridors.

  • Long Island City
    • Bill Harvey, Managing Director, Newmark
  •  Academic Alley
    • Weill Cornell Medicine, Bioventure eLab, Jahan Ali, PhD,
      Director
    • Rockefeller University George Candler, Associate Vice
      President, Planning and Construction
    • Bronk Translational Center, James R. Braddock, FAIA, Partner, Mitchell Giurgola
    •  IndieBIO, New York, Stephen Chambers, NY Partner and Managing Director
  • Midtown East
    • Karen Arnone, Head of Operations, Cure, Deerfield
      Management
  • Hudson Square
    • BioLabs@NYULangone, Glennis Mehra, PhD, Site Director
  • Midtown West
    • Matt Weir, Taconic Partners )(Hudson Research Center and 125 West End Avenue)
    • Georgetown and Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai – Heidi Sadler, AIA, Associate, Mitchell Giurgola
  • Manhattanville and Columbia Presbyterian
    • Manhattanville Factory District - Scott Metzner, Janus Property Company
    • Columbia Technology Ventures, Orin Herskowitz, SVP and
      Executive Director
    • CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Nina Gregg,
      Director

12:30pm – 1:15pm LUNCH

1:15pm - 2:25pm GATEWAY MARKETS IN NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY

With some of the largest and most anticipated projects springing up across the Hudson, many life science organizations and developers are starting to turn their heads east, west and north. Join us as we take a look at the at the life science subclusters and projects driving growth in Brooklyn, Long Island, eastern New Jersey and up through the Bronx into Westchester County.

  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Long Island, NY
    • Eva B Cramer, PhD, Vice President for Biotechnology and
      Scientific Affairs, SUNY Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT
    • William Hanes, JD, PhD, Technology Commercialization
      Fellow, NYS Center for Biotechnology and NIH-designated Long Island Bioscience Hub, Stony Brook University
  • 1:30pm - 1:45pm From Hudson Square to Jersey City
    • The Cove JC, Peter Schubert, Partner, Ennead
    • 95 Greene Street: John Cahill, Senior Vice President, JLL
  • 1:45 pm - 2:25pm From the Bronx to Tarrytown and Westchester County, NY
    • H. Guy Liebler, President, Simone Healthcare Development, Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx
    • Dr. Raj Ratan of Burke Neurological Research Institute and
      NeuroCures
    • Barry Kappel, Founder of Sapience Therapeutics and former executive at ContraFect
    • Eric Feinstein, CEO of Clarapath
    • Jonathan Bandel, VP of Innovation at White Plains Hospital, and President of East Post Road Ventures

2:25pm – 3:00pm CONNECTICUT: WHERE SCIENCE LIVES

Southern CT has seen a surge of activity in the life sciences sector, from the growth of companies like Sema4 (a Mount Sinai spin-out) and Arvinas to new developments in New Haven, CT. This session will discuss Connecticut as a growing life science market and the benefits of its quick access to New York City.

  • Sho Islam, Director of Business Development, Life Sciences,
    AdvanceCT
  • Chris Ostop, Managing Director, JLL Connecticut
  • Usha Pillai, Economic Development Corporation New Haven
    • Isaac Ro, Chief Financial Officer, Sema4
  • John Soderstrom, Managing Director, University Technology
    Commercialization and Faculty Innovation, Yale University

3:oopm – 3:10pm Conclusion & Wrap Up

3:10pm – 4:00pm RECEPTION AND NETWORKING