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. 

Transformative  

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.

Leadership

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

Team Members

  • Robert Urban
    Robert Urban
    Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Rowan Chapman
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California
  • Dong Wu
    Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific
  • Richard Mason
    Richard Mason
    Head of the London Innovation Centre, Johnson & Johnson Innovation EMEA
  • Lilian Alcaraz
    Lilian Alcaraz
    Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Neuroscience
  • Ibraheem Badejo
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Tatyana Beldock
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Jacqueline Benson
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Immunology
  • David Brush
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Jeff Calcagno
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Sylvaine Cases
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Oncology
  • Parth Chakrabarti
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Wesley Chen
    Wesley Chen
    Manager of External Innovation
  • William E. Cohn
    Vice President
  • Kathy Connell
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Lily Cortese
    Director, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Cris De Luca
    Director, Digital Health New Ventures
  • Dana Deardorff
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Julien Dedman
    Innovation Communication Leader
  • Stefanie Dhanda
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
  • Sanjeev Dutta
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Medical Devices
  • Michael Elliott
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Immunology
  • Michael Flaschen
    Vice President, Transactions
  • Ryan Flinn
    Innovation Communication Leader
  • Mann Fung
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Oncology
  • Thomas Gustafson
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Jennifer Hamilton
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Stefan Hart
    Senior Director, New Ventures, Singapore and India
  • Chelsea Hewitt
    Global Innovation Activation Leader
  • Beth Hill
    Senior Director, Platform Innovation
  • Yelda Kaya
    Senior Director, Transactions
  • Jun Kusunoki
    Director, New Ventures Japan
  • Nicola La Monica
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Infectious Diseases and Vaccines
  • Christopher Lalli
    Communications Manager, JLABS @ SSF
  • Han Li
    Partnership Manager
  • Suzan Liao
    Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Business Operations
  • Anders Linden
    Senior Manager, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Tyrone Mao
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
  • Nick Mourlas
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Widya Mulyasasmita
    Director, New Ventures
  • Kuldeep Neote
    Senior Director, New Ventures
  • Scott Orchard
    Senior Counsel
  • Charles R. Bridges
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Medical Device Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Robert Radinsky
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Oncology
  • Stephanie Robertson
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
  • Bruce R. Rosengard
    Chief Medical Science and Technology Officer
  • Giridhar Sathiamoorthy
    Director, Business Operations and Project Management
  • Eric Schaeffer
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Neuroscience
  • Guy Seabrook
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Neuroscience
  • Nikie Shi
    Director, Transactions
  • Peter Stebbins
    Peter Stebbins
    Transactions Lead, Medical Devices
  • Pierre R. Theodore
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Jim Tobin
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Cardiovascular & Metabolic
  • Taro Tsurukai
    Taro Tsurukai
    Director, New Ventures Japan, Asia Pacific Innovation Center
  • Sanjay Vinaik
    Senior Director of Business Operations & Program Management
  • Erin Washington
    Erin Washington
    Senior Manager, Transactions & Business Analytics
  • Stuart Wilks
    Assistant General Counsel
  • Elizabeth Wu
    Senior Analyst, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
  • Mingde Xia
    Senior Director, New Ventures, Greater China
  • Hong Xin
    Senior Director, New Ventures, Korea
  • Biao Zheng
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Immunology
  • Carolyne Zimmermann
    Senior Director of Transactions
  • Fabian Buller
    Fabian Buller
    Director, New Ventures, Switzerland
  • Ann Connolly
    Ann Connolly
    Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Infectious Disease and Vaccines
  • Rick Davis
    Senior Director, New Ventures and Transactions, Oncology
  • Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
  • Yiu-Lian Fong
    Yiu-Lian Fong
    Global Head, Scientific Innovation, Diagnostics
  • Anthony Gemmell
    Anthony Gemmell
    Senior Director, EMEA Network New Ventures & Transactions
  • Letizia Goretti
    Director of Business Operations and Portfolio Management
  • Anna Gran New Ventures Lead, Nordics
    Anna Gran
    New Ventures Lead, Nordics
  • John Isaac
    Senior Director, External Scientific Innovation, Neuroscience
  • Declan Jones
    Declan Jones
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Neuroscience
  • Louise Jopling
    Louise Jopling
    Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Immunology
  • Emma Kohring
    Innovation Communications Leader
  • Rosemary Liu
    Rosemary Liu
    New Ventures & Transactions Lead, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Mirren Mandalia
    Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Medical Devices
  • Sonal Patel
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Oncology
  • Heather Roxborough
    Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Consumer
  • Nerida Scott
    Nerida Scott
    Vice President, New Ventures & Transactions
  • Kenny Simmen
    Kenny Simmen
    Vice President, Scientific Innovation, Infectious Diseases and Vaccines
  •  Pavithra Sundaresan
    Pavithra Sundaresan
    Senior Director, New Ventures and Transactions, Immunology

Approach

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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    Allergy: Episodic Respiratory, Skin/Atopic, and Food Allergies,
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