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GLOBAL CHALLENGES can be tackled better and faster by sharing in the solution and the benefits. We do this by creating a SHARED PURPOSE and facilitating JOINT DEVELOPMENT.

Europe is booming when it comes to innovative ideas for tackling global challenges. However, developing and implementing these solutions on a large scale has proven to be quite challenging.

Current market models do not sufficiently facilitate innovative development. Competition and scarcity are the main drivers. As a consequence, important decisions are made behind closed doors and the potential benefits restricted to key players. This leads to fragmentation and hinders not only innovative development as a whole, but also individual innovators and related stakeholders.

We bet on the race, not the horse.

  • The majority of schools around the world are underfunded and understaffed which is resulting in the unwitting neglect of students well-being.Tobias Wernius, SpeakUP
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  • Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental health conditions. Placing mental disorders among leading causes of ill-health and dissability world wide. WHO
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  • Energy Storage is not recognised enough by governments; regulation for consumers need to be changed; specifically net metering. In NL, as soon as we generate more renewable energy, energy storage will become a more important topic.Dirk-Jan Middelkoop, Eneco
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  • As the costs of the technology continue to drop we anticipate that this technology will become accessible to everyone, meaning that the whole of society will benefit from its potential.Tom Stubbs, Chronomics
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  • By measuring food waste, setting targets and building actionsplans, organisations are able to manage food waste as they would other business critical processesDave Lewis, CEO Tesco
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  • Lack of psychological safety in schools can lead to bullying, decreased self esteem, or depressionMervi Pankalainen, Mightifier
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  • Mental unhealthiness immediately gives rise to an economic and social problemOyono Vlijter, ARQ
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  • A food waste reduction hierarchy-feeding people first, then animals, then recycling, then composting serves to show how productive use can be made of much of the excess food that is currently contributing to leachate and mathana formation in landfillsCarol Browner
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  • Our technology will allow cancer immunotherapy to be effective on tumors that are not responsive to the current immunotherapeutic regimen. This will open new avenues and help growing the pool of potential cancer patients that can benefit from immunotherapy.Alexandre Motta, IMcoMET B.V.
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  • Connectivity just can't be a privilege for people in the richest countries. We believe that connecting everyone in the world is one of the great challenges of our generation, and that's why we are happy to play whatever small part in that that we can.Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
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  • If we want Europe to catch-up with the US in terms of innovation financing, stay competitive and develop more European champions, we need to support its most innovative companies and cutting-edge technologies. This is what we successfully have started to do with the EIB venture debt financing solution.(blank)
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  • Water is the driving force of all natureLeonardo da Vinci
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  • Chemotherapy for common cancers can cause death in ~1% treated patients and severe toxic effects in 20-30% due to their individual genotypes. We can predict likelihood of death and toxic effects with a high degree of accuracy.Jane Meaney, Oxford Cancer Biomarkers
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  • The new area of personalized medicine is the most expansive area in the pharmaceutical sector.Åke Nilsson, SAGA Diagnostics
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  • Personalized medicine promises to increase the quality of clinical care and, in some cases, to decrease health care costs. McKinsey & Company
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  • We need the three W's - women, water and wellbeingMuhter Kent, Forner CEO Coca-Cola Company
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  • Energy storage will transform the renewable energy sector with great impact on the availability for clean energy. Solutions are already feasible and scalable, so we need to work together to get them to the market.Erik Faassen, EIT Climate-KIC Benelux
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  • Innovation in precision medicine promises substantial benefits but will change the way in which some health services are delivered and evaluated. IC PerMed International Consortium
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  • Connectivity is productivity whether it's a modern office or an underdeveloped villageIgbal Quadir
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  • A lot can be done to build resilience to prevent mental health problems among young people. Prevention starts with awareness and understanding early signs and symptoms of mental issues. World Health Organization
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  • Research shows that preventative solutions can be key to foster an open attitude to life long learning, and to improve personal wellbeing during the lifespan.Harold Bekkering, Radboud University
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  • Millennials and Generation Z have totally new and other expectations of health care compared to all generations before them. Technology and innovation is needed.Antonella Bonnanni, Cognizant
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  • School environments are sorely lacking up to date insights into new digital support tools, this is compounded by a mass general overload of digital products and communication making it exceedingly harder to cut through the communication clutter.Tobias Wernius, SpeakUP
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  • With e-mental health, healthcare is becoming more accessible. Clients become more involved in their treatment. The user can also work on the problem in daily situations. Usersreceive more feedback and become more open because they can stay anonymous.” Digitale Zorgkompas
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  • My goal is to scale our fund's focus on mental and physical well-being and make it accessible to entrepreneurs globally. Hence, I'm eager to connect with potential corporate sponsors to support our mission.Marcel Muenster, Gritti Fund
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  • Unilever has got a mission: in 2020 they want to have motivated a billion people to improve their health and well-being. Unilever
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  • Investments by governments, health care and educational institutions in mental health care programs for young people are essential. Young adults are need to be made aware of ways to take care of their mental health. World Health Organization
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  • What is going well is that startups are innovative and have knowledge that we do not have. What is not going well is that startups are small, cannot scale up and we still behave like a corporate.
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  • Absence due to depression costs the Dutch society 2,7 billion euros a year. CZ
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  • Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungryPope Francis
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  • Not only are the possibilities now here to bring the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, but huge possibilities also exist when using new tools and unimaginably large amounts of healthcare data, not only for diagnosis and treatment, but also for prevention.Beata Jagielska, Polish Alliance for Personalized Medicine
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  • What impact would innovation in the area of Personalised Medicine have on the daily lives of patients? Enormous. it would tailor the treatment on an individual basis and therefore deliver a greater chance of succes.Peter Kapitein, Inspire2Live
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  • The use of AI in predicting and preventing mental health conditions will show its potential in years to come. It will be based personalised, based on historic data and machine learning algorithms. It will require participatory ( self-management + professional ) treatments using validated apps. The biggest challenge for this will lie in getting a sufficient amount of relevant data and taking care of major ethical (not technical) questions.Eric van der Hulst, IMEC
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Value Tracks

Our Value Track methodology aligns stakeholder perspectives to investigate the conditions under which innovative development can be successful. We then identify and connect specific stakeholders based on collective motivation and individual needs.
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    Personalized Medicine

    We all agree that it is important to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all in Europe. However, to organise…

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    Renewable Energy

    With this Value Track we aim to speed up the energy transition and help achieve a fully carbon neutral economy…

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    Self-Care

    With the Value Track Self-Care we can implement new solutions that empower people to take care of their own mental…

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    Connectivity

    Connectivity is the link between all challenges. Connective thinking and acting is needed. We zoom in and out between Earth…

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    Agrifood

    From crop to plate, harvest to retail, food losses and waste occurs at all stages in the supply chain. What…

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    Water

    Water-Energy-Food Nexus, how to deal with an integrated approach? A global call for action. Water is a scarce and finite…

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