The School of Business Center for Innovation and Ethics presented, “From Start-up Biolabs to Green Power: Johnson and Johnson’s Approach to Innovation and Ethics,” on October 3, 3:00, in the Business Building Lounge. This event was open to the full TCNJ community.
After an introduction by Interim Dean Levin and Center Director Michels, the discussion began with Rich Minevich ‘08, who leads project management at JLABS, a life science incubator that provides residency and support for over 350 start-ups around the world. Mr. Minevich explained why the Fortune 100 company helping hundreds of small healthcare entrepreneurs to get started in labs around the world. Jed Richardson, Senior Director Environmental Stewardship, Johnson & Johnson, then discussed J&J’s efforts to ensure that over 35% of its electricity comes from renewable or clean sources, including solar and geothermal power. Michels, Minevich and Richardson then engaged in a “fireside chat,” with questions and exchange among the panel and the audience.