2006-2007

WPI, UMass, and Italian Trade Commission Team Up for Bio-Link Italy

WPI and the University of Massachusetts will co-sponsor Bio-Link 2007 with the Italian Trade Commission and the SouthCoast Development Partnership. Part of BIO 2007, the networking reception and dinner will provide an opportunity for more than 100 companies based in Massachusetts and Italy to explore potential business and scientific collaborations.

As Part of BIO 2007, Bio-Link Italy 2007 Connects Biotech Companies in Massachusetts and Italy

What:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Massachusetts will co-sponsor Bio-Link 2007 with the Italian Trade Commission (the trade promotion section of the Consulate General of Italy) and the SouthCoast Development Partnership, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy, Cons. Liborio Stellino.

Bio-Link Italy is a networking reception and dinner aimed at connecting biotechnology clusters in Italy and the United States. The event will provide an opportunity for more than 100 companies based in Massachusetts and Italy to explore potential business and scientific collaborations.

Part of BIO 2007, the event will feature an authentic Italian buffet dinner.

When:

Monday, May 7, 2007, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

6:30 to 7:00 Registration and Reception

7:00 to 7:25 Welcome Addresses:
Anthony Garro, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dennis D. Berkey, president, WPI
H.E. Giovanni Castellaneta, Ambassador from Italy to the United States
Anielo Musella, executive director for the United States, Italian Trade Commission

7:25 to 7:50 Keynote Address:
"Italian Biotech Over Time: Towards the American Model"
Simone Zanolo, business development manager, European Venture, S.p.A.

7:50 to 9:30 Buffet Dinner and Mixer

Where:

UMass Boston Ballroom, Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Mass.

More:

 RSVP to Mary Centrella, msc@wpi.edu or 508-831-6024. For more information about the event, please contact Alessandra Ferri, alessandraferri.itcla@gmail.com, or Barbara Guida, bionano.itcla@gmail.com

May 3, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu