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RAIN 2021 – Collaboration as the New Normal
July 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The University City Science Center annual RAIN Conference is back on July 22nd – and taking place in-person! When the pandemic hit, even perceived competitors collaborated for the greater good, which is why this year’s program will explore “Goodwill,” a theme that has emerged as we move towards our collective new normal.
- Sponsor Remarks – Independence Blue Cross
- Fireside Chat with Dr. Drew Weissman
Dr. Drew Weissman is a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a physician-scientist best known for his work with RNA biology that laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 developed by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna. Dr. Weissman’s laboratory studies focus on RNA and innate immune system biology to support vaccine research and gene therapy.
- Case Study – BARDA Mask Challenge Lessons Learned
- Presentation from Independence Blue Cross
- Closing/Intro to Venture Café
About RAIN (Regional Affinity Incubation Network)
The Annual RAIN Conference serves as a platform for organizations that support entrepreneurship to share information and capabilities as a means to reduce barriers to the region’s innovation community. Held annually, the half-day conference attracts members of the business, civic and academic communities.