Building Arizona as a global center for research and commercialization in the biosciences and a leader in such areas as precision medicine.
The Flinn Foundation supports the biosciences in Arizona through research grants and stewardship of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, released in 2002 and guiding the growth and development of the state’s bioscience sector through 2025.
The Roadmap’s tagline, “Advancing the Biosciences and Improving Health Outcomes” recognizes the broad spectrum of the biosciences, including research, academia, and product commercialization, as well as the central role of health care within the bioscience sector.
The Flinn Foundation hosted its three annual Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Progress Report Update luncheons this week to dialogue about Arizona’s latest advancements in bioscience research and industry with leaders in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Phoenix.
The Latest Progress of the Biosciences in Arizona brochure highlights the state’s robust bioscience ecosystem, initiatives of the Roadmap Steering Committee in the areas of entrepreneurship, legislative relations, risk capital, and talent, and the major highlights from the past year. [Read more]
The Flinn Foundation and The Arizona Republic have entered into a grant-based partnership that will enable the state’s largest media platform to pursue a multimedia initiative to deepen public understanding of the biosciences in Arizona, including research, industry development, and clinical advances.
The two-year, $300,000 grant from the Phoenix-based foundation will enable The Republic to publish in-depth print and online articles, produce video reports, use high-tech formats such as virtual and augmented reality, and connect the public to the biosciences at in-person events. [Read more]
The Flinn Foundation has surpassed $1 million in funding support to benefit Arizona bioscience startup companies with the selection of six firms to participate in the foundation’s 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.
In addition to $30,000 in funding administered through a nonprofit partner, the entrepreneurship program provides each competitively selected firm a bundle of benefits, including a professionally developed, yearlong plan specific to the needs of the company, helping them to navigate the challenges facing startups and empowering them to become investor-ready. [Read more]
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The Flinn Foundation hosted its three annual Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Progress Report Update luncheons this week to dialogue about Arizona’s latest advancements in bioscience research and industry with leaders in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Phoenix. The Latest Progress of the Biosciences in Arizona brochure highlights the state’s robust bioscience ecosystem, initiatives of the Roadmap Steering Committee […]