[Hybrid] Improve Your Portfolio through Prioritization and Partnerships

8:00 am — 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Harvard Innovation Lab + Virtual Event via Zoom

This is a hybrid event! You can choose to join in person or virtually. As we adjust to providing some hybrid offerings, we are still adapting to our technology. Depending on the event, the virtual attendee experience may be slightly different than the in-person one.

We will discuss how startups should prioritize opportunities for different potential applications and how this can help define the company’s product goals and vision. This is particularly important for platform technologies, where a number of potential applications may seem viable, but prioritization is necessary to focus limited resources. We will review how partnerships and alliances with industry can help expand the breadth of a portfolio. Frameworks and tools to assist in assessing risk vs reward will be discussed and real-world examples provided.

About the Leader:

Troy Norris focuses on innovation strategy, transactions and new product commercialization to drive growth and value for life sciences companies and their investors. As global leader of Locust Walk’s Strategy and Analytics practice, Troy advises clients on portfolio and partnering strategy. As Managing Director of Valamont Advisors, Troy acts as an independent business strategy advisor. Having held senior positions in the life sciences practices of leading strategy consulting firms such as McKinsey, L.E.K. and EY-Parthenon, Troy has advised each of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and more than 125 other therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health innovators. Troy was previously Vice President of Corporate Development for Biogen Idec, and earlier led Biogen’s R&D investment prioritization process. Troy also led Business Development for three new ventures. He began his career with Astra USA where he led Clinical Operations, Finance and Planning. Troy received a BA in biochemistry from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Troy serves as an Innovation Fellow with Harvard Innovation Labs, as a member of MassBio’s Academic Initiatives Steering Committee, and a mentor to entrepreneur founders via HiLabs and MassConnect.


This session is for team members participating in the i-lab’s Venture Program. Registration is available via the i-lab portal (click below) or through the program calendar. If you are a Harvard affiliate who would like to join this session or if you don’t have access to the i-lab portal, please email i-lab@harvard.edu.  

Register here: https://my.innovationlabs.harvard.edu 

[Hybrid] Improve Your Portfolio through Prioritization and Partnerships
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