What is the Hub?
The Hub exists to grow the bioscience ecosystem in Wyoming. It is a collection of resources and programs within the University of Wyoming focused on bioscience, but in close partnership with existing UW and State of Wyoming business assistance entities.
Why does the Hub exist?
Bioscience and health programs and companies assisted by the Hub will provide jobs, diversity in Wyoming’s economy, and provide opportunities for graduates and students in the state.
How does the Hub operate?
The Hub adds unique value to bioscience projects by connecting entrepreneurs to resources, funding, advisors, facilities, and project management.
The key components of the Hub form a private/public partnership:
UW-based innovation center that serves clients who have projects in the early pre-clinical phase of product development, part of a global network.
Wyoming Biotech VC Fund RIDEfor8:
Private VC fund and investment firm focused on human and animal health start-up biotech companies.
WY Healthcare Innovation Living Laboratory:
Private company focused on conducting clinical trials and studying practice innovations.
Supports entrepreneurial projects and private entities not ready for Living Lab or VC Fund, but still qualified for the Hub resources.
The Hub structure and affiliated resources are shown in the chart below.