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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lunch & Learn

Time: 11:45 AM  - 1:30 PM
Location: Lobby

Join Biogen for a lunch as they discuss external innovation, entrepreneurship, and business development.

Biogen develops, markets, and manufactures therapies for people living with serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases.  

The External Portfolio Innovation Unit (EPIU) represents Biogen by establishing a global network with industry, academia and others to foster external partnerships, driving innovation while strengthening the neuroscience ecosystem.

The Business Development team works closely with EPIU to assess growth opportunities, partner with evaluation and diligence teams, and negotiate transactions of assets of interest.


  • Spiros Liras, Vice President of EPIU
  • Kleem Chaudhary, Head of Business Development and Licensing
  • Chris Shaffer, Senior Director of Scientific Entrepreneurship, EPIU

The program will start promptly at noon, so be sure to arrive early to grab your lunch!