Pari Datta, PhD, is an innovation professional who specialises in identifying, building and validating new opportunities for major global companies and emerging start-ups. He has 10 years’ experience in leading innovation and strategy programmes, including insight generation, opportunity discovery, commercial assessment, strategy development, concept generation, technology scouting, IP landscaping and the process of innovation. He has led projects in many industries including fast-moving consumer goods, drug delivery, surgical and critical care – specialising in life sciences and diagnostics. He has accumulated extensive technical and commercial knowledge through R&D/commercialisation of early-stage technologies and working as an innovation project manager for a global leader in diagnostics. Dr Datta holds a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Genetics.