JLABS, Shanghai

A global hub for life sciences research

Johnson & Johnson collaborated with Gensler to help design its first Asia Pacific-based JLABS life sciences incubator in Shanghai, China.

Challenge

At the largest JLABS yet, JLABS @ Shanghai wanted to boldly announce its presence in China, while paying homage to its global network of incubators.

Purpose

The space serves as a catalyst for the burgeoning science and tech hub in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang high tech District, and links JLABS @ Shanghai to its sister sites around the world.

Experience

Residents and visitors are greeted upon arrival by a 15-meter long LED wall lit with ambient imagery inspired by molecular biology and scientific research. This display also features information about innovations and developments from across the JLABS network in English and Chinese.

Outcomes
50
startups accommodated
40 sq meter
arrival screen

Services Provided

  • Content Strategy & Production
  • Creative Technology
  • Experience Strategy
  • Interior Design

Praise

“The new JLABS in Shanghai will connect global and local entrepreneurs with the expertise of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and our strategic partners to help transform great ideas into breakthrough solutions.”

– Paul Stoffels, M.D., VC, Executive Committee and CSO, Johnson & Johnson