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Biosciences Group

A fundamental objective of the North Shore Technology Council is to foster growth of technology-related business north of Boston. Today, biotechnology and medical devices are among the most exciting and promising sectors.

In 2005, the NSTC initiated a task force to identify the needs of the regional biotechnology and medical devices sector. What emerged from this effort is the Biosciences Group. While an integral part of the NSTC, it is developing exciting new programs with content specifically tailored to meet the special needs of this business community.
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Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)

The need for a focus on STEM is clear.  In the North Shore region, 16 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in STEM-related fields and most of these jobs will require college.  To help focus the NSTC’s efforts on STEM education we are developing a set of goals, that includes driving value for the NSTC’s corporate members by connecting and engaging with them in a meaningful way to influence student education and faculty professional development, with the ultimate goal to deliver a STEM educated workforce. Visit the STEM SIG page for more information.

Sustainability Forum

The Sustainability Forum explores and promotes ways in which technology can improve quality of life be it health, economic, business, or social.  The group brings together technicians, businesses, academics, and government experts to collaborate on decreasing waste, pollution, energy consumption, and costs.  It examines the costs and benefits arising from possible solutions such as alternative energy, recycling, energy audits, business partnerships, and changing the design of both products and production.

Technology and environmental professionals and concerned citizens interested in working with the Sustainability Forum should email us.

Information Technology

The IT SIG is a monthly forum that provides insight into core IT operational technologies by offering meaningful content applicable to both IT and business professionals.

Purpose: To educate IT and business professionals with a mix of topics and events that interest both audiences.

Frequency: We will conduct monthly “Tech Tuesday” lunch meetings that focus on a specific IT topic or discipline; quarterly after-hours networking events that focus on a specific issue and enables members to interact with each other in an informal setting where IT trends can be discussed.   Volunteers are welcome to work on programs and help identify speakers.  If you have ideas or want to be on the committee, email us!