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Starting an Open Innovation Unit

In this panel, open innovation executives will discuss the challenges of setting up an open innovation unit, forming a team, and setting targets and strategies. Panelists: Charles Purtell, VP, Open Innovation, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Noel Dolan, Senior Manager, Open Innovation, Whirlpool Chandra Ramanatham, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy & Global Program Head, External Innovation, Bayer

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Charles Purtell
VP, Open Innovation

Charlie Purtell is Vice President, Open Innovation at Beckman Coulter. Prior to this role, Charlie spent five years in Danaher’s Strategic Development group, leading M&A activities as well as strategic planning processes across Danaher’s operating companies.  Prior to Danaher, Charlie held a mix of business development and general management roles at Applied Biosystem (later Life Technologies), Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Incyte Genomics, and Genencor International (now part of Dupont).  Over the span of his career, Charlie has covered a unique breadth of technological and market spaces within the biotech industry.

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