The KSEA proudly announce its 3rd “Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Partners’ Upscale Program (STEP-UP 2022)” which will take place in Edgewater NJ from May 23 to 26, 2022.The STEP-UP aims to promote and enrich the entrepreneurship & partnership activities among KSEA members and other stakeholders. This year’s theme is Healthcare Entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on “Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT)” and “Healthcare in the Digital Era”, both of which are driving paradigm shifts in medicine. The STEP-UP 2022 offers lectures from the experts the field including the introduction of the CGT and Digital Health, US regulations, Laws, Investments, and leading start-ups. The STEP-UP 2022 will feature lectures from industry, academic and government professionals on topics such as the introduction to CGT and Digital Health, US regulatory affairs, legislation, investments, and prominent start-up presentations. We have a leading industry expert, Donghoon Lee, MBA, Executive Vice President, SK Holdings, as a keynote speaker. We are also offering a free group tour to the Cure, a new Biotech-focused incubator in NYC on May 24. We are confident that the event will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about this emerging sector while also networking with experts. Program details can be found in the attached flyer or our event website. The STEP-UP 2022 will be held as in-person/virtual hybrid format. KSEA encourages you to attend in-person. In-person attendee will receive travel and lodging support.

Date: May 23 – 26, 2022
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edgewater NYC Area (3 Pembroke Pl, Edgewater, NJ 07020)
Registration Dates
  • Registration opens: April 22, 2022, Friday
  • Early Registration Due Extended: May 20, 2022
  • In-person registration Due: May 20, 2022
  • Virtual registration Due: May 21, 2022
  • The day May 23, 2022
Registration Fees
  • Regular Registration: $250
  • Early registration or Entrepreneurship discount: ($100)
  • KSEA member discount:
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Postdocs, and YG/YP members: $125 (Supported by -KUSCO)
  • Regular Members: $100
  • Virtual only discount: $150 for all members
Support for in-person attendees
(Current KSEA membership and attendance to the sessions are required)
  • Airfare up to $200 or driving mileage ($0.50/mile) up to $200
  • Hotel accommodation: Four night (Mon, May 23th ~ Thu, May 26th), Shared room (2 people/room)
  • Meals: Networking banquet 5/26
  • Additional support YG/YP participants (additional $100 travel support, networking dinner)
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person attendance

KSEA membership sign up: https://www.ksea.org/join.aspx

For more detailed information, please refer to, stepup.ksea.org.
For general inquiries, please contact stepup@ksea.org

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