Fueling the Next Generation of Innovators
Fueling the Next Generation of Innovators

o advance healthcare innovation for everyone, everywhere, the world needs a strong and diverse pipeline of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. The medical challenges the world faces today require the brightest minds, out-of-the-box thinkers and enthusiastic problem-solvers to develop breakthrough solutions. We are proud to work with many partners to fuel the passion and create opportunities for the next generation of innovators.

Supporting Outstanding Young Scientists & Entrepreneurs

Johnson & Johnson has been a long-standing supporter of the Biotechnology Institute’s BioGENEius Challenge, which provides high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology. Students have the opportunity to apply and compete for top honors in the Global Healthcare Challenge (Medical Biotechnology), the Global Sustainability Challenge (Agricultural Biotechnology) or the Global Environment Challenge (Industrial/Environmental Biotechnology).

Each year, finalists of the challenge from across the country and the globe gather for a week of learning and networking during the BIO Annual Convention. Take a look below to learn about past BioGENEius Challenge winners and their innovative projects.

Inspiring and Showcasing Women in STEM

s a proud member of the New York Academy of Sciences Global Stem Alliance (GSA) and supporter of the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program, we have the unique opportunity to connect with the next generation of young women aspiring to become STEM innovators. In 2018, participants of the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program were invited to take part in the Superstars of STEM essay contest, which asked them to share stories about modern-day women in STEM who inspire them. Read their essays and hear directly from the finalists below.

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Superstars of STEM writing contest finalists share a photo opportunity with Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication

New York Academy of Sciences

Read more about why we are passionate about inspiring more young women to pursue careers in science in this post from Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication.

Voices of Future Innovators

Stories are the best way to communicate to people, and that’s very well-known to everyone. So, sharing stories of STEM superstars can help inspire younger generations, and it can help people know more about how much STEM and science is influencing their lives every single day.

I think being a champion for science in the STEM field means that you have a better opportunity to help people and serve humanity, and we want more people to get involved in this.

A career in STEM gives you the ability to collaborate with a range of people across the world ... to work on projects that impact other peoples’ lives.

I really encourage young girls to take the courage, go out there, seek out, reach out to different people and really do what they are passionate about.

... STEM is really around us ... everywhere. Science is the future, and we need more people who are willing to change the world ... we need these kind of people.

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