Next Happens Here

Life Sciences Week is a five day exploration of Pittsburgh’s rise as a global life science hub. Be inspired by one of the world’s brightest minds at the kick-off keynote. Experience life changing research and a spotlight on immunology, women’s health, digital health, and more…all through the lens of Pittsburgh’s unrivaled expertise in AI and robotics. And connect with startups, corporate partners and investors from Pittsburgh and around the world.

The full 2019 schedule of events will be released on February 13th. Subscribe to the Life Sciences Pittsburgh newsletter to receive the schedule directly in your inbox!


Monday, May 13

dR. Frances H. Arnold

Dr. Arnold is the 2018 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. A Pittsburgh native, she is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she engineers biological molecules and systems by directed evolution.

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Tuesday, May 14

Partnership DaY

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Wednesday, May 15

Partnership DaY

Want to connect with our ecosystem and world-class research? This day follows two track for partnering in Pittsburgh.

1) Corporate Partnering Track
Curated matchmaking for companies with research and start-ups.

2) Innovation Connections Track
Opportunity to tour best in class facilities and learn about opportunities to partner with Pittsburgh.


Thursday, May 16

Life Science Investor Day +
AI/Robotics Venture Fair

Invest in a Smarter Life and interact with Pittsburgh’s brightest innovators.

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM:
Twenty four AI and Robotics companies will present at the Venture Fair organized by Innovation Works and Carnegie Mellon University.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM:
A showcase of Pittsburgh’s life science startup scene.

Joint reception to follow

“All this tremendous beauty and complexity of the biological world all comes about through this one simple, beautiful design algorithm, and what I do is use that algorithm to build new biological things.”
— Dr. Frances Arnold