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Join us for the next Leadership in Extraordinary Times event of 2021: Revolutionising healthcare innovation: Putting communities first
Revolutionising Healthcare Innovation: Putting Communities First, brings industry, policy, academia and entrepreneurs together to open a discussion on how these stakeholders can work collaboratively to stimulate community-centered innovation for health.
The Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was launched in 2020 to promote solutions to mobility challenges faced by the MS community, and to increase awareness of the need for “outside-in” innovation that directly involves these communities from day-one.
Our panel includes the winner of the prize, a leader from the disability tech space (who is also one of our alumni), a leading patient advocate, the EU Commission, and the university’s Pro Vice Chancellor For Innovation. They will be considering the future of innovation in healthcare in a post-COVID era, and how industry, policy, academia and entrepreneurs can work collaboratively together to shape this.
Professor Chas Bountra, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation at the University of Oxford
Chas Bountra is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation at the University of Oxford. He is Professor of Translational Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and Associate Member of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford
Srin Madipalli, Global Accessibility Expert and Entrepreneur
Technology entrepreneur, investor and accessibility expert who founded a disability focused travel business that was acquired by Airbnb.
Donna Walsh, Executive Director, European Federation of Neurological Associations
Donna became the Executive Director of the European Federation of Neurological Associations and she has worked with patient organisations in the neurological sector – in various roles – since leaving university.
Maayan Ziv, Founder, CEO, AccessNow
Maayan Ziv, founder and CEO of AccessNow and winner of the Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis, is an activist, and an entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada
Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Digital Innovation and Blockchain
Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG CONNECT, European Commission; Co-Chair, European Commission FinTech Task Force; Chair, European Commission Blockchain Competence Network.
Vreni Schoenenberger, Global Head of Public Affairs, Neuroscience, Novartis
Dr. Vreni Schoenenberger is the Global Head of Public Affairs, Neuroscience at the Basel-based Novartis Group