Sunrise in Paris
How Sanofi brings innovation to its pipeline via the Sanofi-Sunrise initiative
One component of Elias Zerhouni's multi-pronged strategy to access external innovation is the Sanofi-Sunrise initiative - a company-creation vehicle to accelerate translation of early stage technologies of strategic interest to the pharma.
Launched in 2013, Sanofi-Sunrise was "the brainchild of Elias Zerhouni," said Katherine Bowdish, Sanofi's VP of global R&D and head of Sunrise. The initiative has already funded five companies (see Table: