DiscoversdBIO: Launched to coordinate foreign delegations
Delegations from around the world travel to San Diego to forge connections with businesses in our innovation economy. However, when they visit, they often meet with the large institutions already ingrained within the international market and are not exposed to San Diego’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that encompass a wide range of opportunities. We wanted to level the playing field for SMEs.
See how in our timeline below:
NOVEMBER 2015 - FORMING THE PROTOCOL NETWORK
WTC organized partners around the community into the Protocol Network in order to maximize the impact that foreign delegations visiting San Diego and, in turn, provide potential investment and partnership opportunities to the region's SMEs.
JUNE 2017 - CONVENING AROUND BIO 2017
When the BIO Convention brought 16k biotech and pharma leaders to town in June 2017, we knew it was an opportunity to put the protocol network into action. WTC San Diego and Biocom piloted the “DiscoversdBIO” web tool, an automated online system to coordinate foreign delegations traveling to San Diego for the convention.
In 2018, WTC San Diego is expanding the “Discoversdbiz” web tool to encompass the broader innovation economy and automate the platform in order to connect foreign delegations to SMEs throughout the region. SMEs.