Dr Laura Johnson is a Berlin-based, freelance advisor and early stage venture builder. She comes from a background of academic medicine and a career in healthcare innovation. She has 16 years experience bringing corporate innovation to market and translating start-up innovation into clinical practice. Her personal focus is on studying how innovation works, or fails, in the hospital setting. She currently splits her time between hands-on roles in early stage startups and acting as an advisor to VCs, hospitals, institutes and EIT Health.