March 2, 2020 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) is excited to announce its move to new offices at The Link at Kendall Square, on January 28, 2020.
Nestled in the heart of Kendall Square, The Link is a workforce and career advancement center to serve as a nexus between the innovation economy of Kendall Square and Greater Boston, and underrepresented job seekers. MassBioEd, whose mission is to build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through programs that inspire and propel students, engage and excite teachers, and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers, is one of 10 nonprofits occupying the space, developed by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority & Boston Properties as an incubator and swing space for mission-aligned organizations seeking to locate in Kendall Square, and serves as a talent pipeline for employers.
Operated by TSNE MissionWorks (owners of the NonProfit Center in downtown Boston), The Link functions as a hub of overlapping uses within one facility that matches talent, training and job opportunities in Kendall Square. The Link strives to become a keystone location in the workforce development landscape of the region and functions as a critical resource for employers seeking talent.
“MassBioEd is thrilled to join a vibrant, entrepreneurial community, inclusive of organizations working towards diverse goals that are all aligned in building a robust and an equal-opportunity workforce,” Sunny Schwartz, Executive Director of MassBioEd, says. “This opportunity came at the right moment, as we grow our team to expand our biotechnology and workforce development programs.”
Since its founding, MassBioEd has shared offices with our sister organization, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Both organizations are making moves to accommodate their respective growth and will continue to closely collaborate. As MassBioEd moves into The Link, MassBio will be opening the MassBioHub, a new conference and business center, the newest benefit to their platform of services for innovative companies in the industry.
“MassBio’s mission is to improve patient’s lives and advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the industry, and that starts with educating the next generation of workers,” Robert Coughlin, President and CEO of MassBio says. “MassBioEd’s efforts are integral to the future success of MassBio and we look forward to supporting them as they expand their efforts to build a talented and diverse workforce in Massachusetts.”
The lab-based component of BioTeach, MassBioEd’s flagship program that services teachers and students with authentic hands on science activities, is now utilizing LabCentral, a shared laboratory-space designed as a launchpad for high potential life sciences and biotech start-ups. “We are excited to have MassBioEd join our community and bring with them teachers participating in BioTeach professional development workshops,” says Johannes Fruehauf, Founder, President, and Executive Director of LabCentral.
Learn more about MassBioEd at MassBioEd.org.
Learn more about The Link space at Link-Kendall.org.
Contact Megan Schulz, Senior Manager of Communications & Corporate Partnerships at MassBioEd for more details: Megan.Schulz@massbioed.org.