Talks at the Square w. Uri Yaron

Talks at the Square w. Uri Yaron

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BioInnovation Institute

Ole Maaløes Vej 3, 3. floor

2200 København


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Talks at the Square w. Uri Yaron 'From a Kibbutz to Johnson & Johnson'

About this event

On September 6, we’re thrilled to host our next Talks at the Square event at BioInnovation Institute (BII)! This time we are pleased to welcome Uri Yaron, well-renowned Health Tech and Life Sciences Investment Executive and former Worldwide President for Biosense Webster at Johnson & Johnson. Uri will share his journey from being a son of the founders of a kibbutz in Upper Galilee in Israel to become a high-ranked executive in the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson. A journey intertwined with the story of Israel from a socialist state to a start-up nation that embodies innovation & entrepreneurship.

As an educated physicist, Uri has vast experience translating academic research into practical applications that can benefit both people and society. He will provide examples of how complex science can lead to world-changing innovation during his talk.

Program of the day

15.30 Doors open

16.00 Introduction to BII and the subject of the day: Jens Nielsen, CEO at BII

16.10 Keynote speaker: Uri Yaron 'From a Kibbutz to Johnson & Johnson'

16.40 Fireside chat with Jens Nielsen and questions

17.00 Informal networking and closing reception

Please note that the event has free admittance with 70 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.

If you have registered for the event but are unable to attend, please send an email to

About Uri Yaron:

Uri is a HealthTech and Life Sciences investment executive who serves on multiple Boards and the Chairman of the Open University of Israel. In his previous role he served as the WW President of Biosense Webster (BWI), a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Uri joined BWI in 1996, a year prior to its acquisition by J&J. BWI is the fastest growing Company in the Medtech Sector of J&J, driving more than 2/3 of the Sector’s growth for the last few years, and consistently taking share from competition for over a decade. During Uri’s tenure as WW President the BWI business has grown from $2B in 2017 to over $3.6B in 2021.

Uri holds a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude. Prior to joining BWI, Uri was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Micro-Physics Research Lab of AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers, including papers in Nature and Physical Review Letters, and the co-inventor of over 10 US patents.

About the Talks at the Square event series at BioInnovation Institute

'Talks at the Square' is an event series by BioInnovation Institute (BII) with a key focus on spreading ideas and knowledge in life science entrepreneurship to inspire researchers to bring science out of the lab and into the economy. The events feature high-level international speakers with topics that emphasize innovations and inspirational topics within bioindustrials, health tech, and therapeutics. The Talks at the Square events are hosted by BioInnovation Institute at the Square event space at the BII facilities in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS) in Copenhagen. Read more on:

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