Virtual Roundtable: Building the Westchester Biotech Cluster
Innovation Cluster Development in a Dynamic Environment

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November 14, 2018 • RecordingPDF

Steve Wray, VP and Director, Regional Economics and Labor
Econsult Solutions
Philippe Salphati, Pharm.D.,
President & CEO, AYA Consulting; Member, Tefen Group;
Founder, Westchester Biotech Project Europe

Cluster building is a multi-tiered, multi-year initiative, requiring the combined resources and collaborative efforts of numerous individuals and organizations. However, the resulting supportive life science infrastructure lays an enduring foundation for the future. In alignment with our mission, we look to other clusters for lessons learned during times of directed growth.

We’re not starting from scratch in Westchester. With profound life science resources already growing here, now is the time to look to diverse clusters for lessons learned.
— Joanne Gere, Executive Director, Westchester Biotech Project

Steve Wray, a leader in innovation cluster development, will share four keys to developing a healthy innovation cluster. His insights on the meaningful growth of a life science ecosystem have developed through work in Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, drawing on experiences from Boston, Baltimore, and Silicon Valley. His firm has also advised Universities in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta, and California, helping them understand their regional economic role and impact.

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About our Speaker:
Mr. Wray
leads collaborative teams focused on regional economic competitiveness and innovation policy. He assists public, private, and non-profit sectors with talent development, infrastructure, and governance issues.

An internationally recognized expert and speaker, he translates complicated issues and concepts to diverse audiences.

Building the Biotech Cluster


Since August 2017, we have invited participation to address the vibrant opportunities and significant challenges for life science research, engineering, and data science. Overall, our activities are designed to stimulate knowledge sharing and collaboration across the many silos of biomedical research, device development, and commercialization.

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