Benefits of ICAB Participation
Recruitment of Top Talent
In today's competitive environment, it is critical, but challenging
to recruit top talent. Our goal at BPEC is to recruit, train,
and financially support outstanding engineering and science students
for careers in biotechnology. We then facilitate positive interactions
between our students and industrial partners, through social events,
poster sessions, and sponsored internships, hoping to catalyze the start
of long-term professional relationships. Trained in cross-disciplinary,
team approaches to problem solving, and oriented toward a career in industry,
our graduates are well-known for "hitting the ground running"
in industrial and academic careers. Interviews are set up upon request.
Participation in Leading Forum
Our annual board meetings provide a forum wherein scientists and
engineers, from both BPEC and leading industrial firms, work synergistically
to proactively identify and address major challenges in the field. This
unique forum fosters creativity, inspires breakthrough thinking and
spawns wholly new approaches to longstanding problems.
Joint Project Execution and SponsoredResearch
The execution of joint projects is a key interaction between BPEC
and ICAB member representatives. The basis of this interaction is the
symbiosis between the industrial partner and BPEC; the projects are
such that neither party alone would be able to solve the problem. Joint
projects may be formed in a number of ways. Either or both parties may
fund the project. The contribution from the industrial partner may be
in a form other than financial committment, such as through provision
of access to special equipment, software, or reagents not otherwise
available to BPEC. The execution of the project may be at the industrial
site, at MIT, or a combination of both. Most importantly, the key to
success is the dedication and committment of both parties.