How can Johnson & Johnson Innovation help you reach your goals? Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJI) is supporting innovation in major life science clusters through the life science incubator, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS), with the ultimate aim of enabling commercialization of new healthcare solutions for patients. We know what you, the innovator, need to get your science to patients. It is because of you that JJI created regional centers that host a team of science and transaction experts whose goal is to find high potential early-stage (pre-clinical proof-of-concept) innovation and form custom business solutions around it to help accelerate the science to the patient. The JJI team has broad deal-making capabilities with the flexibility to adapt the deal structures to the science.
On October 19th, hear from Consumer & Digital Health, Johnson & Johnson Innovation leaders as they provide an overview of J&J's innovation goals in the consumer and digital health space. Speakers will also be on hand to meet with a handful of applicants one-on-one after the presentation. If you are a start-up company within the Digital or Consumer health space please see below the investment areas Johnson & Johnson Innovation is interested in and apply for a one-on-one meeting.
If you are a start-up company within the Digital or Consumer Health space, please apply for a one-on-one meeting.
10:30am | Registration Opens and Networking
11:00am | Presentation and Q&A
12:00pm | Networking Lunch
12:30-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and be approved. The application period ends on September 22nd.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Participating Representatives:
Stefanie Dhanda | Sr. Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation, J&J Innovation read bio»
Cris De Luca | Digital Health Innovation Leader, J&J Innovation read bio»
Presentation & Lunch
FREE | General Public
FREE | General Public Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Pre-registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until noon on October 5th (or sold out).
FREE | Application
FREE | Accepted Companies
Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The one-on-one application period ends on September 22nd. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of acceptance by email. Acceptance of one-on-one meetings is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved.
About the Meet with... Series:
The purpose of the Meet with Series events sponsored by JLABS is to help start-up entrepreneurs, as well as the academic community, connect with potential partners, such as big pharma or other investment corporations, through one-on-one meetings. It is also a chance for the featured corporation to outline their specific business development goals and clarify what types of products or research they are interested in and how best to approach them to get the partnering process started. Past participants include the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MedImmune Ventures, NCI, Mercury Fund, DARPA's Biological Technologies Office, Correlation Ventures, Breakout Labs, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, Thomas McNerney & Partners, NCATS, NINDS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Poliwogg, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Astellas Venture Management, and OrbiMed.
JLABS @ Toronto
MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave, Suite 1300 [13th Floor]
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Participating Representatives Biographies:
Stefanie Dhanda | Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Stefanie is Senior Director of Consumer Scientific Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston. Stefanie leads Consumer sector efforts to grow and maintain a portfolio of innovative external partnerships, collaborations and investments for the benefit of J&J's Consumer businesses, which currently reach across broad and diverse sectors such as oral care, compromised skin, baby and maternal health, personal care and beauty, an OTC platform anchored in pain relief, cough/cold, and digestive health, as well as digital health platforms. Previously, Stefanie was a Managing Director at Stonebridge Associates, a Boston-based investment banking firm that she helped found in 1996. She has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and financial advisory services to small and midsized family-owned and growth companies in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Within that role she led mergers and acquisitions engagements, raised capital, defined business and financial strategy, performed complex due diligence and negotiated strategic alliances. In addition, Stefanie was independently consulting with several innovative startup and early-stage companies focused on the nutrition, health and wellness sector. Prior to Stonebridge, she worked at the Bank of New York. Stefanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Operations & Strategic Management from Boston College.
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Cris De Luca, MS | Digital Health Innovation Leader, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Cris is the Digital Health Innovation Leader at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston where he is responsible for external healthcare technology innovation strategy and new ventures. Cris was previously Associate Director at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research where he led a Research Informatics organization building social computing and emerging technology programs. In 2010, Cris Co-Founded the largest startup venture pitch competition in the U.S. called Ultra Light Startups, accelerating hundreds of bootstrapping entrepreneurs in New England, New York, and Silicon Valley. Cris was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 game changer and an honoree of MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators line-up. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.
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When & Where
JLABS @ Toronto
JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit jlabs.jnjinnovation.com.