Center for External Innovation | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

R&D’s Center for External Innovation

As an integrated team driving innovation for Takeda R&D, we execute mutually beneficial collaborations to build our pipeline and capabilities.

Through research collaborations, in-licensing, out-licensing, co-development and commercialization, NewCo creation and acquisitions, our approach to business development and investing generates strategic growth opportunities.

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Business Development

The breadth and depth of experience across our CEI teams, paired with that of our R&D leaders, ensures we can seek out the best potential partners to propel our R&D strategy forward. Our unique model supports diverse and flexible partnerships around the world to harness innovation across the discovery and development lifecycle.

We aim to accelerate the development of breakthrough science by combining our deep therapeutic area expertise, strong translational capabilities and asset development strategy, along with the innovation and cutting-edge discoveries of our partners.

Takeda Ventures, Inc.

Takeda Ventures, Inc. is the corporate venture capital group of Takeda, and was founded in 2001 with the vision of generating disruptive technologies and therapeutic solutions for patients through venture-based investments. Takeda Ventures focuses on high-caliber, therapeutic, platform-based companies around the world.

We specifically invest in early-stage, preclinical opportunities and products which complement Takeda’s pipeline with the mission to create strategic growth opportunities for Takeda through building, managing and investing in innovative companies.

Takeda Ventures partners with academic innovators, entrepreneurs and venture investors to create and nurture a portfolio of companies in areas aligned with Takeda’s R&D pillars: Oncology, Rare Genetics & Hematology, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal and Inflammation. As strategic investors, our aim is to support therapeutic innovation by providing access to the resources of a multinational pharmaceutical company.

If your business plan fits Takeda Ventures, Inc. investment parameters and scope for potential investment, please contact us via email.


Nothing in this website is intended to constitute an offer of any kind, a guarantee of investment, or an obligation to enter into discussions with any party on behalf of Takeda Ventures, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited or any affiliate or subsidiary.