Upcoming events

    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • True North Ale Company, 116 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
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    We would like to invite you to join NSTC board members for an evening of networking at the brewery! This is an organizational-wide event open to both members & non-members. Please join us for an evening of beer tasting and networking at True North Ale Company to celebrate the Holiday Season!

    Doors open at 5:00 pm. The entrance cost is FREE for members and $30 for non-members and will include food and two drink tickets.

    Generously sponsored by Great Sky Solar, Tobin Scientific, and Venture Forward.


    • 26 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 300 Tradecenter Drive, Woburn, MA 01801

    It is becoming more critical today for life science companies to stretch their dollars into pre-clinical research and ultimately, commercial viability.  Pressures range from funding sources and partnerships to managing real estate and outsourcing options;  all of these affect the strategic decisions start-up or growing biotech companies need to make. 

    Join our BioSciences Forum for this panel discussion which will review some of the many strategies and options biotech companies have at their disposal and the effects these decisions may or may not have on their ability to pivot and address new challenges with their research and platforms.  At present, there are a number of alternatives when it comes to pre- and clinical work - including CROs, CDMO, and incubators. Companies must consider the relevance and timing of commercial lab space availability, construction costs and lead times, and investor requirements.  Small companies are feeling the squeeze to provide clinical results, which brings new challenges and the need to rethink how things get done.  

    Our Speakers:

    Ravi Samavedam, Chief Innovation Officer, Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand TM

    Ravi Samavedam is a Biochemical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to his appointment as Chief Innovation Officer of Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand TM in 2019, Ravi was a General Manager of Boston, and has been with the company since 2012. Prior to Azzur, Ravi has been part of the Technical Operations, Quality/Validation departments at Baxter, Amgen, and Shire. Ravi is an expert in phase-appropriate cGMP implementation, Process Validation, Supplier Management, and Technology Transfer. Ravi leads Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand TM in offering flexible early phase cGMP manufacturing options designed to mitigate risk and increase speed to clinic. In addition to his work with Azzur, Ravi is an active member of industry and peer groups, and he is a frequent speaker at industry events.

    Leslie Lippard, Senior Director, Strategy & Portfolio Analytics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

    Leslie is a Senior Director on the Strategy and Portfolio Analytics team at Alnylam and heads up Project Strategy.  She joined Alnylam in 2019 and previously was at Genentech in San Francisco, where she was part of Genentech Research and Early Development, focusing on strategy for early stage assets.  In past work lives, Leslie has variously been an entrepreneur, a salesperson, a market researcher, a strategy consultant, an engineer, and a factor worker.  As a consultant, she served several early stage clients with a variety of specific challenges, including how to value very early stage IP for the purposes of fund raising, prioritizing investments and workstreams given balance sheet limitations, timing of fundraising, and partnering to support the commercialization of a first product.  She has an undergraduate degree in physics from Caltech and an MBA from the University of Oregon and brings a decidedly west-coast perspective.  Outside of work, she enjoys art, nature and all forms of two-wheeled transportation.

    Generously Sponsored by:

Past events

9 Nov 2022 The Journey of Women Intersecting in the Industries of Sustainability, Technology and Life Sciences
26 Oct 2022 Innovating Workforce Development with BlocPower
20 Oct 2022 Critical Materials' Role in the Green Economy
21 Sep 2022 App Development: What Goes into Building a Million Dollar App
7 Sep 2022 The Future of Batteries: Open House & Networking with Titan Advanced Energy Solutions
14 Jul 2022 2022 Summer Outing: Fun on the Finback
15 Jun 2022 Partner Event: How to Avoid 25 Website and SEO Mistakes and Save Time Creating Content
14 Jun 2022 Technology Forum: The Future of Cybersecurity in an Accelerating Digital World
8 Jun 2022 Sustainability Forum: Advancing the North Shore Blue Economy Initiative
25 May 2022 Biosciences Forum: Networking Event
18 May 2022 NSTC Talking Tech Networking Event
11 May 2022 Sustainability Forum: Natural Gas to the GeoGrid, a Zero Emissions Transition Plan
28 Apr 2022 Biosciences Forum: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Ed Kaye, CEO of Stoke Therapeutics
20 Apr 2022 Technology Forum: Scaling Ecommerce in Social Media
13 Apr 2022 Sustainability Forum: How Energy Storage Can Enable a Net Zero Grid
29 Mar 2022 Biosciences Forum: A Fireside Chat with the Leadership of MassBio
17 Mar 2022 Talking Tech: Virtual Networking Event
9 Mar 2022 Sustainability Forum: MAPC's Municipal Net Zero Playbook
24 Feb 2022 Biosciences Forum: Virtual Networking Event
9 Feb 2022 Offshore Wind is Making its Move, with MassCEC
12 Jan 2022 New Approaches to Recycling End of Life Solar PV Panels
8 Dec 2021 Networking with NSTC Sustainability Forum: Holiday Themed
4 Nov 2021 Celebrate the Holiday Season with the North Shore Technology Council!
28 Oct 2021 Virtual Networking Event - Biosciences
14 Oct 2021 Sustainability Forum: Beverly’s Electric School Bus Program Leads the Way to Carbon-Free Transportation
28 Sep 2021 Biosciences Forum with Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Kenn Turner

Our partner venues:

 Cummings Properties, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-F Community Conference Room, Beverly, MA 01915

 Parking, Map and Location Information

Endicott College, Beverly, MA 01915

Main Campus

Misselwood House

May 23rd Workforce Event: Parking Pass, Event Map

North Shore Technology Council is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 100 Cummings Center, Suite 223-F Beverly, MA 01915.

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