Innovation Starts Here

To further support our commitment to speeding the delivery of innovative new medicines to patients, we have launched the "Innovation Starts Here" global initiative. Innovation Starts Here fosters innovation and quality science through the institution of internal and external programs designed to enhance basic science, harness innovation and aid in the discovery and development of innovative new medicines for patients worldwide.

Two key components of this initiative include the Lilly Research Awards Program and the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award program. Through both, Lilly scientists will collaborate with academic researchers on projects that will aid in the advancement of Lilly’s pipeline for the future.

Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award Program

Lilly’s Innovation Fellowship Award program fosters post-doctoral career development through the selection of highly innovative research proposals. Lilly has created this program to broaden post-doctoral scientists’ training experiences and better prepare them for a broad range of careers, including in the pharmaceutical industry. The award program establishes a pre-competitive academic-industry training partnership where a post-doctoral fellow and academic mentor are paired with a Lilly scientist to provide the industry resources that can enable the advancement of the post-doctoral scientists’ research proposal. To learn more, click here.

Lilly Research Awards Program

The Lilly Research Awards Program brings together a diverse group of scientists worldwide in an effort to further the advancement of research in important therapeutic areas where Lilly has expertise, including neuroscience, cancer, diabetes, immune system disorders and others. To learn more, click here.