How to spark innovation through cross-sector collaboration for high-scale impact

  December 4, 2020     10:00 -  11:00  

Open social innovation processes can help identify innovative solutions to both long term societal challenges - or a crisis situation like the COVID-19 pandemic. Open social innovations often rely on cross-sectoral collaborations and the effective use of technology. This session will invite participants to explore the main success factors in collaborative open social innovations following a brief introduction of Germany’s successful #WeVsVirus hackathon launched in March 2020 under the auspices of the German government and supported by various government departments, corporate foundations and companies, civil society organisations, as well as more than 28.000 individual participants, making it the world’s largest hackathon to date.

We will hear from one of the initiators, Project Together, one of the funders, Corporate Social Investor & EVPA member Vodafone Institute and a renown academic, Johanna Mair, Professor at Hertie School in Berlin and academic editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Meet the speakers

Anja König

DACH Representative, EVPA

Inger Paus

Managing Director of the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications

Johanna Mair

Professor at Hertie School Berlin, Director GIIL at Stanford PACS & Academic Editor at SSIReview

Philipp von der Wippel

Managing Director, ProjectTogether