The Geneva Foundation (Geneva), a nonprofit leader in advancing military medicine, today announced the opening of its new office in Frederick, Maryland at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), in collaboration with the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED). The location will serve as Geneva’s Frederick-based research management office as the organization continues to deliver medical research solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Geneva has conducted research at Fort Detrick for over 15 years. In addition to Geneva’s regional office in Bethesda, MD which opened in 2018, the Frederick office will house members of Geneva’s corporate team managing existing research across Fort Detrick and at the National Cancer Institute, bringing its core operations closer to the research. Under the terms of a forthcoming Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the location will also afford Geneva the opportunity to provide Frederick County companies with expertise in navigating complex federal research requirements.
“I’m incredibly proud that The Geneva Foundation has earned Frederick’s trust as a preferred partner,” said Geneva President & CEO Elise W. Huszar, MBA. “As we continue to expand our engagement with military treatment facilities and federal laboratories in Maryland, our co-location with FITCI will serve Geneva’s mission well. This office cements Geneva’s presence in the region and reflects our enduring commitment to bringing innovative research and exceptional research management capabilities to our federal and industry partners.”
Geneva’s multidisciplinary partnerships in industry and academia have created a network of solutions to meet the medical research requirements of the DoD. Geneva’s 410+ employees worldwide work in partnership with principal investigators, sponsors, and collaborators at over 50 performance sites.
Geneva’s partnership with FITCI assists the business incubator and economic development office to meet its goal of providing scientists and entrepreneurs guidance to grow and scale their businesses. Geneva’s location at FITCI will bring new research and development jobs to the region and offer support to small businesses by leveraging its 30 years of experience of working inside federal laboratories addressing the nation’s most pressing scientific and medical research needs.
CEO for FITCI Kathie Callahan Brady said, “We are excited to have Geneva as a partner.”
Callahan Brady added, “having Geneva located in FITCI will provide our biotechnology companies with additional federal research along with additional connections to military facilities and federal labs.”
“As we work to sustain, diversify, and grow Frederick’s vibrant economy, we are excited to provide additional reasons for businesses to start, locate, and expand in Frederick County,” said FCOED’s Acting Director Jodie Bollinger.
The new Frederick office is located at the Frederick County Government’s ROOT building at 118 N. Market Street, Suite 120 in Frederick, MD. In addition to its Tacoma, WA headquarters, Geneva also has Corporate offices in Bethesda, MD, and Fayetteville, NC to support a growing military medical research portfolio.
About The Geneva Foundation
The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that advances military medicine through research, development, and education. Geneva is proud to celebrate 30 years of experience in pursuit of our purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. http://www.genevaUSA.org
About the Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) serves as the primary contact for businesses to start, locate and expand. FCOED’s primary goal is to sustain, diversify and grow Frederick County’s vibrant economy by providing leadership and resources for businesses in site selection, workforce recruitment and training, incentives, marketing, and more. Frederick County targets life sciences, manufacturing, technology, and value-added agriculture industries and offers a qualified workforce and a speed to market that’s unrivaled. FCOED also maintains several programs and resources to support small, minority, underrepresented and agricultural companies’ unique needs. To learn more about Frederick County and FCOED, visit http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com.
About the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc.
The Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI) is a 501(c)3 founded in 2004 to foster entrepreneurial activity in the information technology and life sciences industries within Frederick County. FITCI’s mission is to encourage innovation and accelerate the development of commercially viable technology-based businesses by providing a nurturing and supportive environment. FITCI supports early-stage biotechnology, information technology, aggrotech, and renewable energy start-up companies by offering Coaching, Capital and Connections via our business support and programming activities to entrepreneurs and scientists. FITCI offers office and wet lab space.
FITCI’s new community innovation center, The EDGE@321, coming mid 2023, will offer established organizations even greater opportunities to connect with the startup community as mentors, providers, and partners. Its Zipline program helps companies interested in relocating or expanding into Frederick, Maryland, from across the US or around the world.
For information call 301-694-2999 or email [email protected].