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Plug into Eugene: Resources in the Local Innovation + Bioscience Ecosystem

September 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


New here? Welcome to Eugene!

Join this educational and networking event to learn more about resources in the local innovation ecosystem, for startups and new ventures. Hear from bioscience and advanced manufacturing companies that are growing here and how they have successfully plugged-in. This free event is co-hosted by Onward Eugene and Oregon Bioscience Association.

Date: Friday, September 30
Location: The Innovation Hub at 942 Olive Street in Eugene.
Time: Doors open at 3:45pm, panels starting at 4pm.
Social Hour begins at 5 pm at Civic Winery, a short walk away. Network with other attendees on the private patio for hosted drinks and small bites. 

Panel #1: Eugene – Where BioScience Companies Take Flight (4:00 pm)
Home to the Oregon Ducks and 139 BioScience companies.

Moderator: Shula Jaron, Head of New Product, Poppy
Panelists :

  • James Murray, Director of Immunoassay development (Simplestep ELISA), Abcam
  • Chuck Williams, AVP Innovation, University of Oregon
  • Caroline Cummings, CEO, RAIN

Panel #2: Eugene – Win and Help Win (4:30 pm)
The people, programs, and resources that innovators will want to know about.

 Moderator: Jim Teece, Publisher, Southern Oregon Business Journal
Panelists :

  • Jesse Fittipaldi, Interim CEO, Arcimoto
  • Anne Fifield, Economic Director, City of Eugene
  • Nicole Desch, Director of Talent & Business Engagement, Onward Eugene


Onward Eugene unites regional partners — mobilizing rebuilding efforts to fully realize our regions shared potential for expansive and inclusive prosperity. Bringing together support for startups, business expansion, regional marketing and business recruiting initiatives. Onward Eugene is a force multiplier in the creation of economic resilience. A 501(c)3 nonprofit.



September 30, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Innovation Hub @ 942 Olive
942 Olive St.
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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