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Join NORDP to learn about new funding opportunities with Bayer, PepsiCo and Baxter on Halo, a partnering platform where scientists connect directly with corporate sponsors for research collaborations. Since launching last year, 3,500+ scientists and administrators representing 500+ universities and 75 countries have joined Halo.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What technologies Bayer, Baxter and PepsiCo are seeking directly from their R&D scientists
  • How you can share these opportunities with faculty and track the status of their proposals
Create an account on Halo to learn about new funding opportunities and track the status of faculty proposals.

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Featured Speakers

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Phil Taylor, PhD

Open Innovation Leader

Phil joined Bayer in 2018 upon the acquisition of Monsanto where lead Biotech New Investments and fostered external R&D engagements. Today as Open Innovation Lead, Phil plays a central role cultivating relationships with researchers around the world and providing a home at Bayer for them to accelerate their ideas. 

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Matt Muller, PhD

Director of Applied Innovation

A Baxter veteran for more than 20 years, Matt leads  innovation strategy for the Renal Care business, which contributes more than $1.1B in annual revenue, and is responsible for an R&D budget of approximately $45M.  He frequently serves as lead engineer on Baxter's most complex development programs and manages teams of engineers and scientists across the company's global footprint.


Sameer Talsania, PhD

Senior Manager, External Innovation

Sameer is a global R&D leader with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage and materials. At PepsiCo he focuses on breakthrough innovation through the scouting of new technologies and developing strategic partnerships with external collaborators.  

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Kevin Leland

CEO & Founder

Kevin is the CEO and Founder of Halo, a partnering platform where scientists connect directly with corporate sponsors for research collaborations and funding opportunities. Prior to Halo, Kevin led marketing at several venture-backed startups and worked as a Business Designer at IDEO.