Johnson & Johnson Innovation Quick Pitch at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Quick Pitch Competitions

Innovators applied to present to Johnson & Johnson External Innovation, including World Without Disease Accelerator and Lung Cancer Initiative leaders during the week of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA.

This opportunity is now closed but you can discover open QuickFire Challenge opportunities here.

Rewards and Benefits

5-minute pitch & 5-minute Q&A with Johnson & Johnson External Innovation, including World Without Disease Accelerator and Lung Cancer Initiative leaders

Areas of Interest

Quick Pitch focus areas:

Lung Cancer:

  • Local Delivery of oncology drugs endobronchially
  • Smoking cessation digital therapeutics

Disease Interception:

  • Type 1 Diabetes prevention solutions and early diagnostics

Infant Health Diagnostics & Solutions

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Allergy
  • Sleep

Application and Criteria

Ideas will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Potential impact
  • Uniqueness of solution & level of competition in current market
  • Quality & feasibility of technology
  • Team credibility & capabilities


  • Launch: October 17, 2019
  • Close Application: November 22, 2019
  • Quick Pitch: January 14, 2020

Why this opportunity matters to us

At Johnson & Johnson Innovation, we believe a good idea can come from anywhere, and it’s our goal to find new and innovative technologies that provide solutions to patients from across the world. Working together, we can spark the next great idea that will change the trajectory of health for humanity.

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson's global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of three businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. and our Business Development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. JLABS provides the laboratories, expertise, education, tools and resources needed to help life science start-ups thrive, all with no strings attached. A Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center has been established to accelerate the development of medical devices. For more information about Johnson & Johnson Innovation, please visit


Is there a monetary award for this Quick Pitch?

There is no monetary award. This is just an opportunity to present your innovation to Johnson & Johnson leadership.

If I’m invited to present, will Johnson & Johnson cover travel related expenses?

No, travel is not covered as part of the Quick Pitch.

Is it okay if some of the information I submit is confidential?

No. Please do not submit confidential information. Only non-confidential information should be submitted and anything you submit will be treated as non-confidential.

Can I submit supporting documents (for example a video) as part of my application?

You will have the opportunity and are encouraged to upload supporting materials such as slide decks, research papers, and videos as part of your application.

Is a patent required to apply?
No, a patent is not required to apply. However, you should not submit any information that you wish to keep confidential or that may negatively impact upon the future patentability of your invention.