This Winners Session presents the Top 10 breakthroughs in the Science and Innovation Management category. From Stanford University to the Max Delbrück Center, and from EPFL to CERN – every institution, and with it every society, faces challenges. How to share knowledge? How to improve the Peer Review Process? How to best introduce new ideas to the market? How to utilise Citizen Science Projects? The presented projects address these questions, transforming research and the Peer Review Process into impactful businesses and projects. Viewers are introduced to several of these cutting-edge solutions, including fostering inter- and transdisciplinarity, randomising grant approval to reduce selection bias, and solving quantum computing issues by involving hundreds of thousands of Citizen Science volunteers through gamification. Jury Member Kumsal Bayazit is confident: “The level of creativity in the submissions were [sic] inspiring and gave me a lot of hope for the future of science and innovation management.“
We are delighted to announce the ten winners in the category Science and Innovation Management:
AJAY AGRAWAL – CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB
Breaking the Wall to Massively Scale Science Projects into Products & Services
Ajay Agrawal secures the entrepreneurial and commercial success of research projects with the Creative Destruction Lab.
CAROLYN BERTOZZI – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Breaking the Wall by Transforming Human Health Interdisciplinarily
Carolyn Bertozzi brings together Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine to address long-range challenges in Human health at the ChEM-H institute at Stanford.
MARC GRUBER – ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
Breaking the Wall of Maximising Impact from Breakthrough Development
Marc Gruber at EPFL concentrates to connect newly developed technologies with the best available markets.
HENRIKE HARTMANN – VOLKSWAGENSTIFTUNG
Breaking the Wall of Biased Grant Approvals
Henrike Hartmann champions randomised grant approvals leaving behind selection bias.
OLIVER MAI-KOLERUS & BENEDIKT SALMEN – EINSTEIN CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCES BERLIN
Breaking the Wall to Enable the Next Impact-Driven Generation of Scientists
Oliver Mai-Kolerus & Benedikt Salmen empower young researchers to think and do science in original and effective ways at the ECN Lab for Open Innovation in Science.
RAFAEL LAGUNA DE LA VERA – SPRIND – BUNDESAGENTUR FÜR SPRUNGINNOVATIONEN
Breaking the Wall of Disruptive Innovation
Rafael Laguna de la Vera aims to pick and boost particular projects that will enable the next leapfrog to a new level of societal sophistication.
TOBIAS OPIALLA – MAX DELBRUECK CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE
Breaking the Wall to Pooled Lab Capacity
Tobias Opialla connects under-utilised labs with scientists at the online platform LabHive.
KRISTIN PERSSON – LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LAB
Breaking the Wall to Democratising Science
Kristin Persson providing free access to the research expertise and instrumentation needed to democratize science at the Molecular Foundry.
JACOB SHERSON – AARHUS UNIVERSITY
Breaking the Wall of Hybrid Intelligence
Jacob Sherson reinterprets the respective limitations of both human and artificial intelligence to forge a hybrid intelligence knowledge-production system
PABLO GARCIA TELLO – CERN
Breaking the Wall to an Inclusive and Sustainable Future in Europe
Pablo Garcia Tello connects research, development and innovation to scale up breakthrough ideas with the ATTRACT initiative at CERN.