Friday 30

Are we ready for a new era? Public Health and Responsible Innovation in a post-Covid Europe

Posted by RRI Tools - Eva Zuazua Schücker on 30 Apr 2021

(*) Post last updated the 27th of May 2021 - link to the recording of the webinar has been added


The LIVING INNOVATION project brings together 14 partners from all over Europe, including major industry leaders, civil society and research organizations to co-develop more responsible, inclusive and sustainable approaches to innovation in the areas of smart homes and smart health. The participation of "la Caixa" Foundation in the project guarantees the link and efficient transfer of learnings between LIV_IN and RRI Tools

LIV_IN has created a virtual community platform and launched different joint actions meant to serve as an interactive space for discussion, knowledge exchange and collaboration, open to experts and practitioners.

In this context De Monfort University & "la Caixa" Foundation have joined forces to organize an online dialogue to explore the future of Public Health and Responsible Innovation in a post-Covid Europe - that will be taking place on May 20th (14.00-17.20 CEST)

(*) Recording of the webinar is now online - see here

As Covid-19 will remain a part of our lives for the next years, the role of public and preventative health has been rarely so important. Digital tools and technologies offer great opportunities to the healthcare sector. However, the challenges and risks in this aspect have to be considered critically.
The webinar will focus on:

  • the challenges and dilemmas for Responsible Innovation in the public health sector;
  • bringing together community and commercial perspectives;
  • helping to chart a responsible and sustainable way forward for innovation in public health.

Join the event and:

  • Learn about recent developments for Responsible Innovation and how these fit with goals for CSR, ESG, circularity, the UN SDGs and European policy agendas;
  • Engage, through your questions, in the dialogue between leading experts; and
  • Help your organisation when designing and developing health-related products, providing or procuring technologies and services in a responsible and sustainable way.

You can register to the event here

Workshop Agenda
Session 1 – Different perspectives on Public Health

Facilitated by Malcolm Fisk, Professor of Ageing and Digital Health at
De Montfort University
14:00 Welcome and Introduction to Session 1

Health in All Policies: People, Business and Innovation – Lessons from Utrecht
Matthijs Zwier, Strategic Partner at Municipality of Utrecht and advisory board member at European Health Futures Forum


The World of 5G and Digital Health: Getting Innovation Right
Eman Martin-Vignerte, Head of Political Affairs and Government Relations at Bosch UK
14:40 – 15:10
Facilitated debate
Session 2 – The Developing Picture on Public Health

Facilitated by Lydia Montandon, Business Development Manager at ATOS Research and Innovation and Eva Zuazua Schucker, Head of Contents & Communication at RRI Tools project
15:25 Welcome Back and Introduction to Session 2

Healthy Environments & Societies:
Why the UN SDGs are Important for Business Ethics

Annette Kleinfeld, Professor of Business Ethics at University of Applied Sciences Konstanz


Good Business and the Safeguarding of People’s Health Data
Eerke Boiten, Head of School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University


Promoting Responsibility in Health Innovation:
Funders Perspectives

Ignasi López Verdeguer, Director of the Department of Science and Research at la Caixa Foundation
16:00 – 16:15 Facilitated debate
Session 3 – Charting the Way forward for Health Businesses

Facilitated by Malcolm Fisk, Professor of Ageing and Digital Health at De Montfort University
16:30 Welcome Back and Introduction to Session 3

How Co-Creation can Bring Success for Healthcare Businesses
Myriam Martin, Project Manager at TICBiomed, partner in CHERRIES project


How Responsibility in Health Innovation is Guided by Standards
Matthias Marzinko, Director International Standards Management (ISM) at Drägerwerk AG and CEN-CLC Advisory Board for Healthcare Standards (ABHS)


Measuring Responsibility: Responding to the New Agenda - Why Healthy and Sustainable Businesses make sense
Natalia Jozwowicz, Manager (Operations, Talent & Culture, Facilities) at Sustainalytics Poland
17:05 – 17:20 Facilitated debate

(*) Recording of the webinar is now online - see here

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