By Sadiya Bhatti
Innovation within the biotechnology sector can be prosperous – if done right!
The biotechnology sector, like all sectors, can have mixed results but support is available from organizations that can help guide you in the right direction and one of the best is The Biotechnology Initiative (TBI).
TBI is a not-for-profit and exists to represent and promote the benefits of life science technologies and encourage their commercial success through advocacy, facilitating economic development and by promoting the industry both locally and nationally.
TBI holds a number of ‘mix and match’ events, including monthly breakfast seminars and casual pub nights. The pub nights have proven to be a great success, but , until recently, have been limited to the Toronto area. Not to worry though! TBI has announced that they will be moving beyond Toronto and hosting pub nights within Mississauga! This will be a great opportunity to introduce, network and mingle with the Biotechnology elites.
The first Mississauga pub night by TBI will be hosted at the Failte Irish Pub located on 201 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4. It will be held on Oct. 22, 2009 at 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Call 905-276-2212 for further information.
Sadiya Bhatti is majoring in Culture Communication Information Technology and Political Science at the University of Toronto student. Currently, she is an intern at the Research Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Centre located in Mississauga, Ontario. She has an innovative edge in marketing and graphic design and she has experience in creating logos and banners for young entrepreneurs and established Toronto organizations.