From Idea, to Innovation, to Scale: The DCHI Academy, Thursday 2nd July

From Idea, to Innovation, to Scale: The DCHI Academy, Thursday 2nd July

Event – June 16th, 2020

Innovators know that an idea is only the beginning. Bringing the idea to reality requires creativity and dedication. DCHI is excited to invite you to the first DCHI Academy on 2 July 2020 from 16:00 – 17:30. Be inspired by our speakers to adapt these strategies in your work.




What do you need to know about scaling innovations with humanitarian organisations?

Authors of the Harvard Business Review publication will share their knowledge and expertise on how to insert a new model for crowd sourcing innovation. In researching various crowd sourcing innovations, Red Cross amongst others, Johanna Brunneder and Tarun Sarwal found that there was a need to invent a new kind of innovation initiative. They will share what they learned during the online DCHI Academy

Johanna Brunneder 

Johanna Brunneder is a product manager at TCS. Previously, she was an assistant professor at EDHEC Business School and an academic adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross

Tarun Sarwal 

Tarun Sarwal is founder and managing partner of Inkludo, a consulting firm that works with start-ups focused on social impact. He previously worked as an innovation advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

How to get from innovation to scale with humanitarian organisations?

TeamUp is a movement based intervention to support the social and emotional needs of refugee children in the Netherlands, and around the world. Developed by Save the Children, UNICEF and War Child in the Netherlands, the intervention is now ready to go to scale and reach global impact. Stephanie van Drunen Littel and Frank Velthuizen will share with you the steps TeamUp has taken to develop a scaling strategy to reach 1 million children by 2025.

Frank Velthuizen – Programme Director TeamUp

After years of experience in running numerous programmes for children in conflict and children with disabilities. Since the beginning of 2019 Frank Velthuizen is the Director of TeamUp for the Save the Children/UNICEF/War Child coalition.

Stephanie van Drunen Littel – Innovation Manager DCHI

Stephanie has a background in developing and implementing strategy and new business models in both the public and private sector. As an innovation manager with DCHI, Stephanie supports organisations creating partnerships and supporting innovations to scale.

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