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Community Touch

Building and sustaining long-term relationships worldwide by engaging local communities and supporting education, science and the arts.


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.

Woods Hollow Children’s Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read more about the facility’s importance to families at Promega.

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Promega Biotech Ibérica Earns Recognition for COVID-19 Response in Spain

Promega Biotech Ibérica was recognized with a Madrid Community SME (small- and medium-sized business) Award for demonstrating adaptation and innovation to lead the pandemic recovery in Spain in 2020.

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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.

The BTC Institute and Dane County School Consortium Biotechnology Youth Apprenticeship Program has helped train young scientists for over twenty years. Many former Youth Apprentices have gone on to further STEM training and careers. BTC Institute has collaborated with the African American Ethnic Academy to host an annual summer science program titled “A Celebration of Life.” This program, supported in part by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, engages a diverse group of students in the fun of science while featuring STEM professionals of color. Other BTC Institute programs include teacher workshops such as “Biotechnology: The Basics” and collaborations with the University of Wisconsin Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence.

Read about several recent BTC Institute events in our recent blog.

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Guests at the Promega Art Show

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.

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PBI's Community Action Team volunteering

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.

Corporate Giving

We are passionate about supporting science, education and creativity, and funding organizations that meet the needs of our community and employees.