Passionate about innovation, Stéphane joined Théa Open Innovation as Head of Business Development. Scientist by education with a PhD in metabolic endocrinology from Paris VII University/CNRS, Stephane specialized, after a postdoc at the CHUM/Montreal Cancer Institute, in the management of innovation through the Entrepreneurship Training Program of EM Lyon Business School and the founding of an Independent Business Unit at Inserm/Lyon University first, then BD Director positions in the biotech sector (Urogene, Librophyt) and later at Inserm-Transfert where he developed, as licensing Director and later as CBO, the Licensing activity in a large variety of therapeutic areas and technological fields, new business, entrepreneurial and risk sharing based approaches.