Selecting a location is an early and critical decision when starting a company or entering a new geographic market. A biotechnology ecosystem combines physical infrastructure with a community of expertise to reduce operational risks and to accelerate achievement of business development goals. The session will detail how Japan’s Shonan Health Innovation Park launched in 2018 by leveraging Takeda’s expertise and now includes about 100 diverse companies from around the world building an open innovation system. Panelists will explain the dimensions to prioritize when choosing an ecosystem to help your organization grow faster. Panelists have expertise working with a variety of different innovation incubation models.