The SRI NA team engages in flexible partnering models that include early-stage seed-funding, sponsored research agreements and larger strategic partnerships across the drug discovery and development value chain. We are proud to help partners quickly advance novel discoveries into transformative medicines that benefit patients.
Bring Sanofi R&D and external experts together
Deliver a high-quality, unique experience to our partners
Accelerate our pipeline through cutting edge innovations
Promote continuous knowledge sharing
We are committed to building value-generating partnerships across North America through two core initiatives to accelerate the R&D pipeline: Innovation Awards and larger Strategic Partnerships.
SRI leads two seed-funding initiatives that facilitate collaborations and new ways of thinking to develop the latest groundbreaking science and technologies that can both enrich and accelerate the R&D pipeline: The Innovation Awards (iAwards) and Innovations in Data Exploration, Analytics & Technology (iDEA-TECH) awards. Award recipients benefit from access to R&D expertise and drug development capabilities to help advance their ideas over one year while also forging long-lasting partnerships.
SRI works hand in hand with the North American ecosystem to build strategic partnerships and accelerate innovation in R&D.
Stanford Immunology Research Partnership
In May 2021, Sanofi and Stanford University School of Medicine started a 3-year open innovation partnership to gain deeper insights into mechanisms underlying inflammatory diseases and advance innovative, translational concepts through the drug discovery pipeline.
Open Innovation Lab Partnership
Sanofi R&D invites external partners to spend time in our labs working side-by-side with our scientists on innovative, collaborative projects that strengthen cross-training opportunities and accelerate new solutions for patients. This new partnering model, the Open Innovation Lab, is being piloted at the Cambridge Crossing research building.
Karen Chandross, PhD
Head of Scientific Relations & Initiatives
Wayne Rowe, PhD
iAwards Program Lead
Luke Hanlin, PhD
iAwards Program Manager
Lucie Rochard, PhD
External Engagement Program Lead
MaryClare McCorry, PhD
Laura Chambre, PhD
Jamee Downes, MA
Coordinator, Scientific Relations & Initiatives