Wednesday, 22 April, 9.00 am EDT / 2.00 pm BST [ADD TO CALENDAR]
COVID-19 requires rapid action, and it requires innovation. This unprecedented challenge demands that we overcome organizational and sector boundaries and join forces. A number of companies have managed to move extremely fast on innovating COVID-19 responses. New partnerships: Partnerships with competitors, other businesses, NGOs and Governments. Usually, these kinds of partnerships take months if not years to develop. Instead these are taking days and weeks.
What can we learn from these new partnerships and the innovations they are creating? How can new best practice be established? Can we inspire others to take action and what can we learn from these examples now, that can help us make innovation partnerships the “new normal” in a post-COVID world?
Businesses have a pivotal role to play in protecting the lives, livelihoods and learning of people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Join this online written discussion to learn from others, share your insights, ideas and take action.
- Florencia Estrade, Global Director, League of Intrapreneurs
- Catalina Garcia Gomez, Global Director of Corporate Affairs, AB InBev
- Lisa Goldman-Van Nostrand Chief of Staff, Global Health Partnerships, Sumitomo Chemical
- Hannah Green, Director of Corporate Responsibility, GSK
- Shazeeb M Khairul Islam, Managing Director, YY Goshti.
- Christina Tewes-Gradl, Challenge Director, Business Fights Poverty
- Justin Wilson, Partner, European and UK Patent Attorney, Withers & Rogers LLP
What examples are there of partnerships that are delivering rapid innovation to support those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 global crisis?
How can partnerships be set up rapidly? Which models can be used? How can processes be fast-tracked?
What risks and opportunities are there for partnerships to create rapid innovation both now and in the future?
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