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Future of Cambridge & Life Sciences

Life Science Sector Shows No Signs of Stopping

Event Ended On: Thursday October 25 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Opening Remarks from Secretary Jay Ash

Jay Ash

Jay Ash

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State of Cambridge + the Kendall Square Boom

From the Outside, Looking In

Jak Knowles

Jak Knowles

VP, Venture Investments, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Lisa Hemmerle

Lisa Hemmerle

Director Economic Development, City of Cambridge
Thomas Joyner

Thomas Joyner

Partner, AHA Consulting Engineers

The Future of the Life Science Sector

From the Inside, Looking Out


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Opening Remarks from Secretary Jay Ash
8:40 AM
9:20 AM
State of Cambridge + the Kendall Square Boom - from the Outside, Looking In
Is Cambridge becoming too crowded - and too expensive - for companies to settle in Kendall Square?
9:20 AM
9:25 AM
Additional Networking
9:25 AM
10:05 AM
The Future of the Life Science Sector - from the Inside, Looking Out
As the life science scene continues to dominate Massachusetts job market, where will the next life science hub be?
10:05 AM
10:35 AM
More Schmoozing!


Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4896

Ballroom: Ballroom C/D

Parking Information: Self-parking available in attached garage @ $12 per car.

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Event Summary

According to a

report from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts now ranks second in the nation for life sciences jobs, with approximately 99,000 people working in the sector in 2016. Now, Governor Charlie Baker has recently signed a

bill pumping $500 million dollars into the life sciences sector for the next five years. But will all that money be going just to Cambridge and Kendall Square? Or will this life science boom give both developers and scientists incentive to create new life sciences hubs - not just in the Seaport, but in Pittsfield, or even the Berkshires?

Join Bisnow and today's top scientists, developers, and more as we tackle the

state of Cambridge and the future of Massachusetts's life science sector.

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1. Is Cambridge becoming too crowded - and too expensive - for additional life sciences development?

2. With the development of Assembly Row and Boynton Yards, how close is close enough to Kendall Square?

3. What major life sciences companies are moving into Cambridge? And which are moving out - and why?

4. With Governor Baker's pledge to dedicate $500 million to life sciences over the next five years, where will the next life sciences hub appear?

5. How much can reliable transit options determine where the next life science hub will be?