Building and sustaining long-term relationships worldwide by engaging local communities and supporting education, science and the arts.
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.
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.
Promega Oncology Research Grant
In 2021, Promega Benelux awarded the Promega Oncology Research Grant to three young academic researchers who are taking their first steps in oncology research. The grants were intended to give students access to cutting-edge technologies that might otherwise be too expensive to implement in their project. PhD candidates were asked to write a proposal describing the value a specific Promega technology could add to their research. Three prizes were awarded to Natalia Ortiz (Leiden University), Emily Ploeg (UMC Groningen) and Clothilde Claus (University of Mons).
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
Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders
Woods Hollow Children’s Center is located on the main corporate campus and serves Promega employees as well as families from surrounding communities. The nonprofit facility provides early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 10 years old and is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Promega founded Woods Hollow in 1991 and has provided ongoing support ever since.
Learn more at: woodshollow.org
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 live now. 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.
The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational opportunities 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 public. In 2021, 21 teachers from 8 states attended the week-long “Biotechnology: The Basics” course to develop laboratory preparatory skills to integrate biotechnology into their curriculum. Other BTC Institute programs include the Biotechnology Youth Apprenticeship Program and “A Celebration of Life” in collaboration with the African American Ethnic Academy. BTC Institute also hosts the International Forum on Consciousness, an annual symposium focused on exploring dimensions of consciousness with speakers representing many diverse disciplines.
Learn more at btci.org ›
Promega Art Showcase
Hosted on the Promega Madison campus for more than 20 years, the Art Showcase is a quarterly exhibit featuring the work of local and international painters, photographers, sculptors and artists in many other media. The professionally curated exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, offer both well-established and up-and-coming artists a venue for their work, and provide an opportunity for the surrounding community to explore diverse perspectives. Showcase opening symposia consistently attract hundreds of art enthusiasts. An annual Promega employee art show supports a corporate culture that encourages creative expression.
Learn more at: promega-artshow.com ›
Coordinating Events to Raise Money for Local Charities
The employee-lead Community Action Team (CAT) at Promega Biosciences in San Luis Obispo, CA, supports 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 the last year, the team supported the United Way, Central Coast Funds for Kids, Woods Humane Society and EL Camino Homeless Organization. Promega Biosciences offers all full-time employees four hours of paid time each month to use toward volunteer activities and matches employee donations.
We are passionate about supporting science, education and creativity, and funding organizations that meet the needs of our community and employees.