Each year Promega supports established educational efforts as well as the individual efforts of Promega scientists who volunteer to teach throughout the community (over 1,500 hours in 2011). Promega also offers classes for Promega staff and customers on a variety of research topics and techniques.
In 2011, almost 40% of philanthropic contributions were geared toward educational initiatives, including:
- The AMAZ/Botanical Dimensions Digital Herbarium Project, an initiative begun in 2010 to preserve and share one of the largest extant flora collections in Northern Peru. (Corporate)
- The international learning platform "Honey Bee Online Studies (HOBOS)" (Promega Germany)
- The Smith Family "Learning for Life Program" (Promega Australia)
Additionally, Promega offers educational resources in the United States including the Training Support Program and freely available lecture and lab resources on topics in molecular biology.
The Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) is a not- for-profit organization supported operated to foster excellence in biotechnology through facilitating conferences, seminars, classes and other training programs. Promega Corporation provides significant support for the educational outreach activities of BTCI, including providing facilities, equipment and scientific expertise.
Promega is a significant supporter of the Woods Hollow Children’s Center, which was developed to provide affordable and vital early childhood education and care for the community surrounding the corporate headquarters in Madison, WI, USA.