Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Building the region's talent for industry growth in biotechnology.

Biotechnology plays an important role in scientific advancements that improve our quality of life. Biotechnicians help biological and medical scientists conduct tests and experiments to develop new treatments for diseases. They also help research genetically engineered crops that provide a greater yield and require less pesticide and fertilizer.

Biotechnology is a major industry in Wisconsin with over 1,900 biohealth companies across the state that employ over 100,000 people. Wisconsin has one of the nation's most diverse and fastest growing bioscience sectors and some of the strongest international leadership and research capabilities in the world [1].

Let's Talk

Interested in exploring careers in biotechnology? Check out the WorkSmart Network to see how we may be able to help you connected to jobs and training opportunities.

Our Work In Action

The bioscience and biotechnology industry is a diverse and rapidly growing sector that contributes significantly to national, state and local economies. That's why we're working with partners to promote the industry and its high-wage careers to workers in our region.

IT|BIO|HC Talent Coalition

We're partnering with industry leaders and stakeholders in the information technology, biotechnology and healthcare industries to address common workforce development challenges and solutions. In 2019 we established the IT|BIO|HC Talent Coalition to address one of the region's biggest economic challenges: developing, recruiting and retaining quality talent. If you're interested in attending a coalition meeting, contact us.

BioForward

We're working with BioForward to build and attract new talent to the biotechnology industry. BioForward is a member-driven state association that acts as a voice of Wisconsin's bioscience industry. Their goal is to discover new, innovative and collaborative ways to increase economic growth and bring life-saving treatments to people across the world.