Svetlana Dimovski, PhD leads BASF Innovation Excellence and Open Innovation program at BASF Corporation. BASF’s Open Innovation team is focused on creating pathways, processes and organizational structures that facilitate innovation partnerships with BASF. At BASF, Dr. Dimovski also leads a cross-functional Innovation Competencies team, whose mission is to create employees’ learning experiences that help them grow their innovation acumen. Open innovation, innovation competencies and other similar programs, are part of BASF’s commitment to developing state-of-art innovation capabilities, and culture of innovation excellence. Dr. Dimovski is a frequent speaker about innovation and technology commercialization. Her interests include meditation, writing, learning, and purpose-inspired leadership. She is currently working on a new mindful leadership book.