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Pathways to Scaling Global Health Innovations: Learn commonly found models for scaling up global health innovations and how they have been successfully applied

Wendy Taylor , Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID


What is my target market? Would it be easier to simply license out my technology? Should I engage in a partnership to supplement my organization’s capability gaps? How do I go about finding the right partner? If you are an early stage innovator or entrepreneur, then you are familiar with this inner dialogue. All too often, entrepreneurs with great product ideas get discouraged early in the process of developing their businesses. It can be difficult to expand a business and scale innovations in any market, even more so in emerging and developing markets. While there are many different models and pathways to reach scale, who you work with to access needed capabilities and resources, how you work with them, and when you enter into collaboration arrangements become critical decisions. Having a clear understanding of the activities involved and options available early on in the process will allow for more informed decision-making and increase chances for success. Join pharma and medtech companies, experts in the innovation system and innovators at various development stages to learn about different scaling pathway experiences and choices to consider when finding the most suitable scaling model for your own business.
global health, Impact Investing, Inclusive Entrepreneurship, innovation, meaning, medtech, partnership, pharma, scaling, technology
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  • June 15 - 29, 2017
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  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
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    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.

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