Justin Wright


With 20 years of experience across med tech and pharma, Justin currently serves as Head of Innovation at Novartis where he is responsible leading the enterprise innovation system across the drug development process for both biologics and small molecules. This includes activation of the innovation strategy and leading cross-functional innovation governance internally and externally to Novartis. Prior to joining Novartis, Justin helped launch and then lead Lilly’s Cambridge Innovation Center that was tasked with building Lilly’s next generation delivery and connected product systems. This also included developing new innovation and external partnership models in order to accelerate drug delivery innovation. Before this, Justin worked at Becton Dickinson (BD) where he served in various roles focused on developing and commercializing drug delivery systems for the biotech, vaccine, and pharmaceutical industries. Justin began his career at Merck & Company working in manufacturing, product commercialization, and franchise management.