Meet our partners
BioKansas partners with various organizations within and outside of the state to support the growth, visibility, and success of the biosciences. Reach out to us to start a conversation.
Kansas Manufacturing solutions
In an effort to better support the State’s COVID-19 response, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions and BioKansas have partnered to identify manufacturing assets across the state of Kansas that have the capacity to produce critical supplies. This effort will provide valuable information to enable a more coordinated effort to bring additional supplies and resources to healthcare providers, manufacturers, and scientists throughout Kansas. Learn more
About Kansas Manufacturing Solutions: Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS) is the Kansas Center for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. Every state in the United States, and Puerto Rico, has a MEP Center similar to KMS. KMS supports the growth of Kansas manufacturing by delivering solutions to small and medium sized manufacturers with value driven results.
University of Kansas Edwards Campus
BioKansas partnered with The University of Kansas Edwards Campus to customize a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course for diagnostic and biomanufacturing professionals through KU Professional & Continuing Education. This class is hosted annually and BioKansas members receive a discount to attend. Learn more
About The KU Edwards Campus: The KU Edwards Campus provides a world-renowned KU education to the Kansas City community and beyond. Offering programs in direct response to workforce needs ensures students receive relevant, timely knowledge to jumpstart, advance or change careers. In turn, local employers gain high quality talent.
About KU Professional & Continuing Education: KU Professional & Continuing Education offers non-credit education and employee training and development across the Kansas City region, the state and the world and is constantly establishing partnerships with local businesses, industries and governments.
Genetics Society of America
As part of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees Grant, the Genetics Society of America and BioKansas have designed a program to provide early career scientists with experience in how to navigate the process of scientific writing—specifically manuscript preparation and thesis writing, delivered using a virtual platform. This enables participation regardless of institutional barriers, geographic location, family care responsibilities, or financial limitations.
Participants in the Scientific Writing Program work closely with staff and established investigators to develop realistic goals and plans for their writing projects. Through a series of online training sessions, participants learn strategic ways to tackle common challenges related to scientific writing. As career outcomes for early career scientists are quite variable, this program helps participants gain core professional skills like writing, communication, mentoring, and time management, while not increasing the time it will take to complete their degree. Learn more
About Genetics Society of America: Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. GSA serves an international community of scientists who use genetics to make new discoveries and improve lives. GSA advances biological research by supporting professional development of scientists, by communicating advances and fostering collaboration through scholarly publishing and conferences, and by advocating for science and for scientists. GSA seeks to cultivate an inclusive, diverse research community that engages with the public, communicates the excitement and implications of discovery, and serves as an authoritative source of information.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
BioKansas has partnered with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization to host professional development sessions for students and trainees during BIO Digital, the new virtual event format for the International BIO Convention. This gathering of the global biotech industry provides access to key partners via BIO One-on-One Partnering, critical education ranging from policy to industry trends and breakthrough therapies. Embedding this learning opportunity within the virtual conference allows attendees to leverage resources within the BIO community to build professional networks and strengthen their career preparedness. The student focused programming features BioKansas member companies. Learn more
The Innovation Pipeline – How ideas move from discovery to marketplace
Modern biotechnology provides innovative products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, meet nutrition demands for a growing population, facilitate cleaner energy, and more. Maximize your Digital BIO experience through a better understanding of how biotechnology companies specialize in the innovation pipeline from idea to marketplace to drive transformative and life-saving products to the hands of customers.
Bioscience Professional Toolkit – How to successfully transition to a post-academic career
This multi-topic session provides participants with an overview of diverse careers in the biosciences, how to leverage BIO to advance their career, tips for building and maintaining a professional network, and in-depth panel discussion on successfully transitioning into industry careers.
About Biotechnology Innovation Organization: Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
To offer leadership and management training for companies in the bioscience industry, BioKansas and Wolf Prairie have partnered to host life science cohorts and offer member discounts for the Real Life Leadership program. Because each leadership course includes managers and supervisors from regional life science companies, participants build leadership networks, engage in dynamic discussion, and learn industry best practices. This leadership program is unique because training doesn’t end in the classroom, it’s an entryway into leadership roles within the bioscience community. The benefits of being a Leader in Bioscience extends beyond the program and leads to meaningful opportunities within our organization and the broader community. Learn more
About Wolf Prairie: Wolf Prairie is a Kansas City-based organizational effectiveness and employee development firm providing practical, real-life learning solutions for organizations of all sizes. Wolf Prairie has a special focus on equipping leaders to truly lead people through personal awareness, proper mindset, and practical skills. The company’s other learning focus areas include unconscious bias, respectful workplaces, and personality and leadership assessments. For organizations seeking to assess and address culture and employee satisfaction issues, Wolf Prairie utilizes its own proprietary JobHapp365(tm) feedback survey process to pinpoint actionable areas for improvement.
Through its strategic partnership with BioKansas, Wolf Prairie has extensive experience working with the unique leadership and organizational challenges of life science and biotech firms. By customizing solutions for the needs of these organizations, Wolf Prairie has become a learning and development partner to some of the region’s largest and fastest-growing life science firms.