Product Innovation: Balancing Sustainability, Risk, and Returns

Presenters: Samhitha Udupa, VP Product Operations, and Shriram Ramanathan, Ph.D., VP & Group Director at Lux Research

The corporate innovation arena is littered with “sustainable” solutions that didn’t deliver financial returns and potentially lucrative technology innovations that failed to anticipate consumer backlash. As corporations experience increasing pressure to become more sustainable without compromising on growth, business leaders face an ongoing dilemma: How can companies make balanced, practical choices with limited resources that lead to financial success and a positive impact on people and the planet?

In this webinar, we will present a framework to help innovation managers evaluate and compare disparate technologies and build a portfolio that will balance financial returns, sustainability, and risk.

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Presenter: Samhitha Udupa, VP Product Operations at Lux Research

Samhitha is the VP of Product Operations at Lux. Her contributions in advisory projects have facilitated commercialization of technologies in advanced building materials, nanomaterials manufacturing processes, building-integrated photovoltaics, novel drug-delivery technologies, and nano-catalysts, to name a few. Prior to her consulting work at Lux Research, Samhitha was a major contributor to the Biosciences Intelligence team, where she has conducted extensive primary and secondary research in biofuels, biomaterials, targeted delivery, synthetic biology, and other areas of emerging biosciences.

Samhitha joined the Lux Research team from University of Pennsylvania where she co-designed a diagnostic instrument that measures torque and range-of-motion of rotator cuff muscles in patients suffering from chronic shoulder pain (patent pending).

Samhitha holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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