Offering Employees Paid Time to Volunteer
The Promega in Action program offers employees in Madison, Wisconsin the opportunity to apply for up to 40 hours of paid time to volunteer for the charity or organization of their choice.
Supporting Young Scientists Competing in iGEM
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a program dedicated to advancing the boundaries of synthetic biology, education and cooperative community-based collaboration. Multidisciplinary teams of high school and university students work together to conceive, build, test and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Learn how becoming a Partner Sponsor of iGEM helped empower efforts to change the world.
Funding the Exploration of Biotech Solutions to Environmental Challenges
Our long-term vision of the future includes not only where Promega will be in 100 years but also how to improve the world in which we all live. Our company has committed $3 million to the Revive & Restore Catalyst Science Fund, exploring innovative solutions for endangered species and threatened ecosystems. Learn how biotechnology can advance the cause of conservation.
Promega Award for Biochemistry
In recognition of important collaborations in the study of stem cells from innovative researchers in China, Promega partners annually with the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB) to grant The Promega Award for Biochemistry. In 2019, Dr. Guanghui Liu from The Institute of Zoology at The Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Haitao Li from Tsinghua University School of Medicine received the award.
Supporting and Connecting with Customers
Promega Italy continued to refine an innovative initiative to support and connect with customers in meaningful ways. For the last three years, the Italy branch has organized a two-day course with Human Resources facilitators from Promega Madison, leading management training sessions that focus on leadership conversations, as well as identifying strengths, motivators and challenges in oneself and team members. Participants from multiple customers were invited to partake and share learning with diverse viewpoints represented.
Working at Promega means growing and developing with a very innovative company that stands for progress and knows how to combine economic and social aspects. The cultural diversity and scientific inspiration make the company a place where people enjoy working.
–Caroline End, Product Manager, Promega Germany
Social Responsibility in India
Promega India was awarded with Udyog Ratan Award for outstanding contribution to the economic development and betterment of the country. The award was presented by Members of Parliament at The Constitution Club of India. Promega India has reached many milestones for excellence in corporate social and responsibility activities, in turn bringing new employment opportunities, making the nation healthier and safer through its innovative products and services.
Coordinating Events to Raise Money for Local Charities
The employee-lead Community Action Team (CAT) at Promega Biosciences in San Luis Obispo, CA, works to support the growth of their local community in civic vitality, cultural richness, human welfare, environmental sensitivity, educational opportunities and providing for and protecting those in need. In 2019, CAT supported twelve local organizations through fundraisers and employee match requests including Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Jack’s Helping Hand, and United Way. They also collected over fifty-five donations of blood and organized two road clean-ups. Promega Biosciences also offers all full-time employees four hours of paid time each month to use toward volunteer activities.
Seeds of Change Award
For over 22 years, the Promega Madison Employee Giving Campaign has matched dollar-for-dollar employee charitable donations to Community Shares of Wisconsin and United Way of Dane County. Promega Madison was awarded The Seeds of Change award, which is presented to local businesses that show innovation, growth, and commitment to Community Shares of Wisconsin. Over the past 15 years Promega and our employees have collectively contributed over $717,000 to this non-profit.
The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute)
This not-for-profit organization founded by Promega in 1993 and located on the Madison, WI campus provides educational, scientific and cultural enrichment experiences. Educational programs focus on the life sciences for a wide range of learners from upper elementary students to college and graduate students, as well as career scientists in academia and industry and the general public.
During the 2018–2019 academic year, approximately 3000 middle and high school students participated in the BTC Institute’s Biotechnology Field Trips program. Students and their teachers either visited BTC Institute labs for hands-on, molecular biology-based education or were served by an on-the-road program that brings BTC Institute teachers and lab activities directly to classrooms. In addition, 28 teachers participated in two week-long summer courses designed for middle and high school teachers to facilitate integration of biotechnology topics and techniques into their current syllabi in their own classrooms. Teachers represented a wide range of educational settings including rural, suburban and urban.
Annually, BTC Institute hosts the International Forum on Consciousness, bringing together the worlds of natural and social sciences, and the Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium in partnership with the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.
Learn more at btci.org ›