Reflecting on a successful 2012 INspiring INnovation North American tour

Vanessa Braunstein of PerkinElmer Informatics demonstrates the benefits of ELN technology

for attendees at the Minneapolis INspiring INnovation event

This past year has been an exciting one as PerkinElmer Inc. celebrated 75 years of business with a continental tour celebrating 75 years of innovation. PKI Informatics has been an important part of the INspiring INnovations tour, which traveled to 15 cities across the United States and Canada, attracting over 1,000 attendees and raising over $14,000 for charity. One-hundred percent of registration fees were donated to local and national charities.

As we traveled across North America, we were privileged to meet with attendees hailing from leading research organizations, academic institutions and scientific corporations, sharing discussions and demonstrations of our product offerings, including electronic laboratory notebooks, LIMS, LimsLink, LES, ChemBioDraw, ChemDraw 3D, Geospiza and the TIBCO Spotfire® software platform.

Leaders in scientific research were invited to give presentations at regional stops along the tour, bringing together experts from a wide variety of fields of science to collaborate and recognize emerging technology and discovery.

In addition to participating in progressive conversations about utilizing scientific tools and software to improve the processes of research and development across scientific disciplines, one of the most rewarding aspects of the INspiring INnovation tour was our ability to give back to communities through charitable contribution. The nearly $15,000 raised by PerkinElmer over the course of the 2012 North American tour allowed us to provide donations to science education and healthcare organizations initiatives.

Our last stop on the tour in Minneapolis saw involvement from representatives from the Mayo Clinic, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, J.R. Watkins Naturals, Bell Pharmaceuticals, Coloplast, Monsanto, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Charities that benefited from the 2012 INspiring INnovation tour:

·   Society for Science and the Public 

·   Lets Talk Science 

·   The Keystone Center 

·   Students2Science 

·   American Chemical Society

·   North Carolina Science Teachers Association 

·   National 4-H Council 

·   Academy of Science, St. Louis 

·   Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children 

·   St. Jude's Research Hospital 

·   Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center – Science Museum of Minnesota

Read more about the 2012 tour and learn about upcoming destinations for the 2013 INspiring INnovation tour by clicking here.