Innovation Centers

Nurturing the global innovation ecosystem

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About us

We seek the best science and technology, no matter where it is, to solve the greatest unmet needs of our time.

Through our four regional Innovation Centers—located in Boston, California, London and Asia Pacific—we catalyze, support and invest in highly differentiated early-stage innovations that extend and improve lives everywhere. 


A great idea can come from anywhere. That’s why Johnson & Johnson has established Innovation Centers in the world’s top life science hubs, which are constantly percolating with new concepts for improving human health. With each collaboration, our expert teams in Boston, California, London and Asia Pacific nurture the global innovation ecosystem to ensure its continued vibrancy.

Each Innovation Center is designed to identify the best science and technology in the region, so we can create thriving collaborations with entrepreneurs and scientists developing important pharmaceuticals, medical device technologies and consumer healthcare products.

An integrated team of scientific and business experts is onsite at each of our four centers, with flexible deal-making capabilities to meet the needs of any company.

Our teams bring a history of success in R&D, product development and commercialization to each conversation; they know how to advance transformative technologies into products that change lives.


  • Robert Urban
    Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Rowan Chapman
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California
  • Richard Mason
    Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London
  • Dong Wu
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific

Team Members

  • Robert Urban
    Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Rowan Chapman
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California
  • Dong Wu
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific
  • Richard Mason
    Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London
  • Lilian Alcaraz
    New Ventures and Transaction Lead, Neuroscience
  • Sahar Ali
    Office Leader, Houston, TX
  • Amir Babaei-Mahani
    Senior Director, New Ventures, Medical Devices
  • Ibraheem Badejo
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Tatyana Beldock
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Jacqueline Benson
    Vice President, Immunology Scientific Innovation
  • Jeanne Bolger
    Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Kara Bortone
    Director, Venture Sourcing & Development, San Diego, CA
  • David Brush
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Fabian Buller
    Director, New Ventures
  • Jeff Calcagno
    New Ventures
  • Sylvaine Cases
    Vice President, Oncology Scientific Innovation
  • Parth Chakrabarti
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • William E. Cohn
    Vice President
  • Renee Compton Ryan
    Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Karin Conde-Knape
    Vice President, Cardiovascular & Metabolism Scientific Innovation
  • Kathy Connell
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Ann Connolly
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Lily Cortese
    Director, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Rick Davis
    Senior Director, New ventures and Transactions, Oncology
  • Cris De Luca
    Director, Digital Health New Ventures
  • Dana Deardorff
    Senior Director of New Ventures
  • Stefanie Dhanda
    Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation
  • Sanjeev Dutta
    Vice President, Medical Devices
  • Michael Elliott
    Vice President, Immunology Scientific Innovation
  • Stacy Feld
    Vice President of Consumer Venture Investments and External Innovation
  • Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein
    Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation
  • Michael Flaschen
    Vice President, Transactions
  • Ryan Flinn
    Innovation Integration Communication Leader for the Americas
  • Yiu-Lian Fong
    Diagnostics Innovation Lead
  • Mann Fung
    Vice President, Oncology Scientific Innovation
  • Anthony Gemmell
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Anna Gran
    New Ventures Lead, Nordics
  • Elva Guan
    Office Manager
  • Thomas Gustafson
    Vice President, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Scientific Innovation
  • Jennifer Hamilton
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Stefan Hart
    Director, New Ventures Singapore and India
  • Chelsea Hewitt
    Global Innovation Activation Leader, San Diego, CA
  • Beth Hill
    Senior Director, Platform Innovation
  • Madelaine Holden
    Innovation Activation Specialist, London, UK
  • Iqbal Hussain
    Senior Counsel
  • John Isaac
    Senior Director, Neuroscience External Innovation
  • Declan Jones
    Vice President, Neuroscience Scientific Innovation
  • Louise Jopling
    Senior Director of Immunology Scientific Innovation
  • V. Kadir Kadhiresan
    Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Yelda Kaya
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Alan Koder
    Director of Operations, Boston, MA
  • Emma Kohring
    Communications Leader
  • Jun Kusunoki
    Director, New Ventures Japan
  • Nicola La Monica
    Senior Director, Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Scientific Innovation
  • Christopher Lalli
  • Han Li
    Partnership Manager
  • Tess Li
    Finance Director
  • Suzan Liao
    Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Business Operations
  • Samantha Lifson
    Innovation Activation Specialist, Boston, MA
  • Anders Linden
    Sr. Manager, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Bo Liu
    Principal, Venture Investments, JJDC
  • Thomas Luby
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Mirren Mandalia
    Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Medical Devices
  • Tyrone Mao
    Site Leader of Emerging Markets
  • Thorsten Melcher
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Anthony Milinowicz
    Director Digital Innovation
  • Laurent Morlet
    Director, Digital Health New Ventures
  • Nick Mourlas
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Widya Mulyasasmita
    Manager, New Ventures
  • Vijay Murthy
    Principal, Venture Investments
  • Marian Nakada
    Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Shakti Narayan
    Vice President,Transactions
  • Kuldeep Neote
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Scott Orchard
    Senior Counsel
  • Sonal Patel
    VP, Oncology Scientific Innovation
  • Charles R. Bridges
    Vice President, Therapeutic Area Expert, CV
  • Robert Radinsky
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation
  • Melinda Richter
    Head of JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Stephanie Robertson
    Director, New Ventures
  • Bruce R. Rosengard
    Chief Medical Science and Technology Officer
  • Giridhar Sathiamoorthy
    Director of Business Operations and Project Management
  • Eric Schaeffer
    Senior Director, Neuroscience Innovation
  • Nerida Scott
    Vice President, Transactions
  • Guy Seabrook
    Vice President, Neuroscience Innovation
  • Nikie Shi
    Director, Transactions
  • Kenny Simmen
    Vice President, Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Scientific Innovation
  • Peter Stebbins
    Transactions Lead, Medical Devices
  • Lesley Stolz
    Head of JLABS California
  • Jim Tobin
    Vice President, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Scientific Innovation
  • Sanjay Vinaik
    Senior Director, Business Operations & Program Management
  • Erin Washington
    Manager, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Stuart Wilks
    Assistant General Counsel
  • Elizabeth Wu
    Senior Analyst, Consumer Scientific Innovation
  • Eric Wu
    Senior Counsel
  • Asish K. Xavier
    Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Mingde Xia
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Hong Xin
    Director, New Ventures Greater China and Korea
  • Rebecca Yu
    Head of JLABS @ Toronto
  • Wei Zang
    IT Lead
  • Biao Zheng
    Vice President, Immunology Scientific Innovation
  • Larry Zhy
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Carolyne Zimmermann
    Senior Director of Transactions


Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers bring forth a new model for advancing early-stage innovation, providing essential resources to meet the needs of life science entrepreneurs. 

A Global Team of Experts

Each regional Innovation Center houses science and business experts specialized in accelerating cutting-edge science into viable healthcare solutions with potential to improve lives around the world. 

Teams include veteran R&D and product development leaders, experienced investors, transaction and legal advisors and professionals from across finance and business development. 

We work side-by-side with innovators throughout their journey, providing a robust exchange of ideas and resources to support their success. 

Unique Collaboration 

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers are designed to provide entrepreneurs and scientists one-stop access to the broad resources of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. 

Our method is to first understand our partners’ approach and what will be required to transform a promising idea into a real, tangible healthcare solution. To every conversation, we bring a strong history of success in R&D, product development, and commercialization. We work with companies in the earliest stages of innovation all the way up to and including proof-of-concept objectives.

The Tools You Need 

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers offer a diverse array of tools to advance new technologies and contribute to the success of our partner companies.

Depending on the stage of the company or technology, we can provide early-stage research funding, seed funding and equity investments as well as licensing and R&D collaborations.

Additionally, we offer a wide range of facilities and operational support to help start-up companies thrive. This includes JLABS sites, regional incubators and a year-round curriculum focused on business development and drug development.

Guidance to Grow 

Our Innovation Center teams are active in their scientific communities and in the broader Johnson & Johnson Innovation community. Through our connections, partners can access mentorship and networking support, including help entering international markets, cross-sector experience, pricing and reimbursement, market testing and new company creation.

Focus Areas

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers have flexible deal-making capabilities to support the needs of early-stage life science, medical device, and consumer companies, as well as entrepreneurs and academic researchers with an innovative idea. We look forward to working with you, and together, improving healthcare and our innovation ecosystem around the world. 

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