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To ensure America’s leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education,

workforce development and entrepreneurship programs through a nationally coordinated effort.


Strategic Focus


CSBI focuses on bioscience programs that:


  • the life science industry is uniquely positioned to deliver

  • are replicable in states across the U.S. and scalable nationally

  • are extensible to other STEM industry sectors

  • are fully aligned with emerging K-12 Common Core Learning Standards


The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes’ work is unique because we:


  • enjoy ready access to the Council of State Bioscience Associations and the Biotechnology Industry Organization, facilitating communication and encouraging implementation of national programming.

  • provide national leadership in bioscience education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship issues.

  • can identify and project the skills that life science workforce participants require in our global economy.

  • promote programming that demonstrates the real-world applications of classroom science, creating greater confidence among teachers and motivating students to pursue science careers.

  • draw on direct industry contact to lend support to early-stage bioscience companies.

  • facilitate connections to bioscience employers with jobs, internships and externships in every region of the country.


CSBI Goals


  • Increase industry awareness, value and participation in education, workforce development and entrepreneur programming

  • Increase the reach and effectiveness of education, workforce and entrepreneur programming by scaling up local programming utilizing the national CSBI network.

  • Develop recommended public policies to secure America’s leadership in life science education, workforce, and entrepreneur programming. CSBI will develop the capacity to educate industry and the public on such polices. CSBI will not advocate for specific legislative measures nor urge others to do so.

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