BioConnects New England and City of Lynn to Host Inaugural Community Leadership Summit, Wednesday, March 8

Media representatives are invited to attend the inaugural Community Leadership Summit, hosted by BioConnects New England and the City of Lynn, which aims to raise awareness about the educational and career opportunities in biomanufacturing and biotech in the City of Lynn.  The Summit will take place at Lynn Museum/LynnArts, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, on Wednesday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Community Leadership Summit will focus on the City of Lynn’s biotech readiness and pathways to a career in biotech and biomanufacturing.  Additionally, attendees will participate in strategies and discussions around engaging with and informing the community about these opportunities.

The Community Leadership Summit will be led by Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson and Jared Auclair, Ph.D., Northeastern University Vice Provost of Research and Economic Development, Director of Bioinnovation, and co-lead of BioConnects New England.  Christine Bolzan, executive director of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, and Jim Cowdell, executive director of the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, will also provide industry presentations.

Additionally, panelists include Raul Gonzalez, MAPC; Sarah MacDonald, Life Science Cares; Zach Stanley, MassBio; and Kenn Turner, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.  More detailed information about the panelists and the day’s agenda is attached to this email.


Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts
590 Washington Street
Lynn, Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 8, 2023,  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Nicole Hales at or 617-947-7983.


BioConnects New England is a multi-state coalition and finalist of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge—a $1 billion program sponsored by the Economic Development Administration. Through this initiative, BioConnects New England will create a biomanufacturing cluster in the region of Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island that have been historically excluded from the biotechnology industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in New England with national importance. This coalition will connect hubs throughout New England to support existing—and establish new—biomanufacturing infrastructure as a pathway to increase employment and educational opportunities for underserved regions and populations.

For more information about BioConnects New England, please email or visit or @bioconnectsNE on Twitter or Instagram.