Digital Healthcare And Pharma: What Are The Real Opportunities For Startups?

Lluc Diaz

Open Innovation Lead at Novo Nordisk

as recorded on 25 February 2021 as part of Innov8rs Connect on Foresight, Ecosystem Engagement and Startup Collaboration

After the events of the last 12 months, at Novo Nordisk they have seen a huge increase in the interest for digitalization of healthcare. Pharma companies are investing in digitalization and exploring the best ways to integrate technology and digital products to adapt to the coming changes of the sector. What is the role that pharma companies can play in the complex challenges? What are the areas that we at Novo Nordisk see with more potential? Is there room for digital startup collaboration ad what shape does it take?

Lluc shared the ways we are exploring startup collaboration in the topics they consider more interesting and what are the challenges and opportunities in this digital healthcare wave.

About the speaker

Lluc is currently working at the Business Innovation Garage of Novo Nordisk leading the Open Innovation activities in digital healthcare. Before joining Novo Nordisk Lluc was managing the startup incubation activities in several countries at the European Space Agency (ESA) and was leading the partnerships with investors and corporates.

He started his career in the private sector working as Project Manager at Abertis Telecom (Spain). After this experience in the telecommunications sector, Lluc worked as Corporate Director in the consultancy firm Knowledge Innovation Market in Barcelona. Lluc holds a Master of Telecommunications by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

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