Many of the world’s greatest scientists and technologists have discovered breakthroughs that have the potential to impact paralysed people’s lives today. Yet, these interventions are held hostage in the minds and labs of these spectacular researchers due to systemic failures in translating research from the lab to the clinic.
No individual scientist, technologist, entrepreneur, investor or philanthropist is going to cure paralysis on their own. But by working together, they will.
So, through Collaborative Cures, we’re focused on bringing people together to create systemic impact that will:
- Reduce 50-year scientific translation timelines to 10 years by creating the conditions for collaboration, facilitating healthy rivalries and building trust.
- Catalyse collaborations worth €1 billion by connecting scientists and technologists with business know how, regulatory expertise and capital.
How Collaborative Cures Creates the Conditions for Collaboration
Embodying Collaborative Leadership
Creating a culture of collaboration needs people to lead by example. It demands leaders being visibly and tangibly open to collaboration.
Incentivising Collaborative Behaviour
Incentives beyond funding are required to drive collaborative behaviours including rewards for sharing scientific data and communicating openly. It involves recognising and rewarding collaboration.
Mission Orientated Framing
Establishing a shared mission that multiple parties can sign up to is essential for creating the conditions for collaboration. It requires concrete, measurable and achievable outcomes.
Establishing proactive and appropriate levels of oversight is fundamental to allow collaborative projects to deliver. It requires robust structures to help build credibility and trust.