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1 Abbott Ireland Science Partnerships, Employees & the Public

2 Abbott at a Glance Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. Corporate Headquarters: Chicago, U.S.A. 90,000 employees Global reach 100 facilities Markets products in 130 countries

3 Donegal Sligo Dublin Longford Cootehill Clonmel Westport Abbott in Ireland Cork Presence in Ireland since 1946 Nearly 4,000 people 13 sites with eight of these manufacturing Great Places to Work for nine years

4 Why Science? Three reasons: 1.We are an innovation-driven health care company 2.Support the Knowledge Economy 3.Low numbers of students studying science at higher levels

5 Abbott Science Programmes Operation Discovery 14-16-year-olds Abbott scientists lead students in experiments related to facility Day-long visit to Abbott

6 Abbott Science Programmes Family Science 8-10-year-olds Students, parents & teachers engage in hands-on experiments After-school event

7 Reach Nearly 2,000 Irish students and parents 291 employee volunteers from 8 Abbott sites Won 2011 European Employee Volunteering Award Seven more countries participate

8 Impact 99% enjoy Family Science Both myself and my son had such a wonderful, fun evening. The experiments were thrilling, the volunteers were so helpful. Working with Abbott was fun and great experience for future career. BeforeAfter I would enjoy studying science39%82% Working in science would be fun40%74% BeforeAfter Do hands-on science learning activities at home31%78% Discuss careers in science37%82%

9 Communication Platforms Science Ed Website ( Abbott Citizenship Report

10 Government Partnership

11 Industry Partnerships Sponsor annual science fair 4,400 participating students Partner with Intel, the main organiser Industry cohort with interest in science & engineering Conduct national survey

12 Educational Partnerships 96 employees volunteer through Junior Achievement Ireland 28 schools in Ireland through Abbott programmes Increase our presence in local communities

13 Other Partner Programmes

14 Engaging Employees It starts at the top Top leaders Annual event Team Building Public Results!

15 Final Tips Make the business case Utilise all resources Talent Geography Connections Multi-year plan Form a cohort

16 Thank you!

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