CompanyPositionCountry
BAXTER HEALTHCAREDirector Technology StrategyUSA
Session
Big size vs mid-size companies: Different ways to deal with early-stage start-ups?

Alp Akonur is a Director of Innovation who partners with cross-functional teams to discover, evaluate and propose new technology options in support of mid-to-long term growth objectives as potential business development or licensing opportunities. Prior to his current role, Alp led exploratory research activities to optimize and personalize kidney dialysis therapies using mathematical models. After spending nearly two decades in various aspects of medical device R&D and M&A, Alp values the critical role that startups play in innovating differentiated novel products that improve patients’ lives.

Alp holds MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern University. Alp has co-authored over sixty peer-reviewed research articles, conference proceedings, and patents. He can be reached via Linkedin.