We held two days of debate, discussion and solution shaping around food, technology and surgery on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March 2018 in Milan, Italy.
The Challenges Of Our Era Summit was about action, not talk. We want to change the world by radically improving access to necessities of modern life. We think innovation is key to this. At the Summit, we wanted to design new challenge initiatives that incentivise innovators to fix these global problems.
Our aim was to gather experts and specialists in the fields of interest such as policymakers, academic researchers, frontline professionals and innovators, technologists and funders.
The event, which started at 14:00 on Tuesday 6 March, gave attendees the opportunity to hear from high-level keynote speakers discussing the role of science, technology and innovation and why it is important to favour and invest in them to create a resilient and sustainable future. This was followed by a drinks reception in the evening.
On Wednesday 7 March the programme began at 09:30 and include practical sessions facilitated by experts in three specific areas: