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Life Sciences Asset Mapping & Census Database Project


RubinBrown has been selected by the Heartland Civic Collaborative (“HCC”) to perform a census of life science assets in the four state region comprised of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Over the next several months RubinBrown will be partnering with HCC and its stakeholders to identify, map, and document entities that are engaged in or support life sciences activities. The Life Sciences Asset Mapping and Census Database project will take place between September 2014 through April 2015 and is expected to provide project stakeholders with a comprehensive picture of life sciences industries in the four state region. At the completion of the census stakeholders will possess actionable business intelligence to support their missions of growing life sciences economic activity in the region and better serving their constituents.

If you would like to do your part to strengthen the region’s life sciences ecosystem and drive increased collaboration, please consider taking 10 minutes to participate in the HCC Life Sciences Census survey. By participating, you will ensure that your organization is included as a regional resource and may improve growth and funding opportunities.

Take the HCC Life Sciences Census survey

The Heartland Civic Collaborative (“HCC”) is a multi-state, multi-metro initiative to address the economic crossroads at which the Great Plains and Midwest regions of the United States stand. Civic leaders from four Midwestern metro areas – Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha, and St. Louis have partnered to develop strategic, coordinated actions that strengthen the Heartland’s competitiveness in the global economy.

The focus of the HCC is to take advantage of the opportunities to capitalize on the collective assets of the region, and as a result, strengthen the entire region’s competitiveness and opportunities for economic development.

HCC is undertaking this project in collaboration with BioKansas, Bio Nebraska, BioSTL, IowaBio, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, Inc., and MOBIO. Click on the logos to learn more about the respective stakeholder organizations.

     


We would also like to acknowledge the support and contributions to this project by St. Louis Makes. Click the logo below to learn more.

What is the point of this project?

What is a life sciences asset?

Why should I participate?

How can I participate?

How will my information be used?

What can I expect going forward?

I’m not in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska. Can I still participate?

Will I be able to see the results once the project is complete?

Who can I contact to discuss this initiative further?

 


What is the point of this project?

The overall objective is to identify life sciences assets in the four state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. This information is critical to helping the region’s stakeholders assess the current state of life sciences activity and improve economic outcomes by:

  • Providing business intelligence in a comprehensive, transparent, and consistent manner for life sciences entities within the four state region
  • Facilitating increased collaboration among stakeholders and constituents
  • Reducing economic leakage outside of the four state region

What is a life sciences asset?

While there is no “one size fits all” definition, our working definition includes entities that are engaged in and/or support biological and life sciences activities, including research and development, testing, and/or commercialization of life sciences products and services. “Life sciences” is broadly defined and includes activities related to human, plant, animal, and agri sciences.


Why should I participate?

By participating you are helping to strengthen the region’s life sciences ecosystem by providing more information to promote and brand the region, increase opportunities for collaboration, and reduce economic leakage.

Even more importantly, you are helping yourself. If you value:

  • More revenue
  • More funding
  • More opportunities for collaboration or technology and knowledge transfer

Then your participation may increase the chance of success along those fronts. Inclusion in this project will help ensure that you are identified as part of the regional life sciences ecosystem and that you will not be off the radar when stakeholders and constituents put this information to use in carrying out their respective missions.


How can I participate?

Our aim is to help you and the region we work and live in by collecting some initial pieces of information. By providing the information under the ‘Participate’ tab, it will go a long way in assisting us in facilitating this study. Then at a later date, we will send a survey with more comprehensive questions.


How will my information be used?

We are classifying information collected into two classes. Class 1 data fields will include point of contact, entity name, entity location, and area of industry focus or specialization. Class 2 data fields will include research, funding, sales, and other business data.

Class 1 data may be reported on an individual entity level basis outside of RubinBrown, HCC, and the other identified project stakeholder organizations.

Class 2 data will NOT be reported individually outside of RubinBrown, HCC, and the other identified project stakeholder organizations. Class 2 data will be aggregated and made anonymous before it is disclosed to outside organizations facilitating this project. Your individual Class 2 data will not be shared without first receiving your permission.

See examples of Class 1 and Class 2 data

If you choose to be added to any of the email list(s), you are giving the selected entities permission to send you marketing related email communications separate from the life sciences asset census. Your email address will not be shared or sold to outside parties.

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact:

Jason Mannello, CFA
Manager & Vice Chair
Life Sciences & Technology Services Group
314.290.3216
jason.mannello@rubinbrown.com

Josh Leesmann
Chief Data Scientist
Life Sciences & Technology Services Group
314.290.3203
josh.leesmann@rubinbrown.com


What can I expect going forward?

RubinBrown will be circulating a survey in late fall/early winter 2014 to all identified life sciences assets to get a better understanding about what these organizations do and assess the level of economic activity in the region. The survey will be electronically delivered and results will be aggregated and reported anonymously.


I’m not in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska. Can I still participate?

Absolutely, all life sciences entities are welcome to opt in to the process and be a part of this project.


Will I be able to see the results once the project is complete?

Yes, this information will be shared and distributed in a variety of formats. Please be aware of the data classifications that will be utilized and understand that this will impact how information is relayed and disclosed to the public.


Who can I contact to discuss this initiative further?

If you have any questions or thoughts regarding this project please don’t hesitate to contact:

Jason Mannello, CFA
Manager & Vice Chair
Life Sciences & Technology Services Group
314.290.3216
jason.mannello@rubinbrown.com

Josh Leesmann
Chief Data Scientist
Life Sciences & Technology Services Group
314.290.3203
josh.leesmann@rubinbrown.com