Risk and Return: How Do We Invest in Health Innovation?

It takes resources and risk-takers to drive innovation. With public-sector funding extremely tight even for traditional approaches to healthcare delivery, it’s clear that private capital has to be on the table to develop and test novel ideas. Mentoring entrepreneurs, seeding affordable innovation, using social impact bonds, and building on rolling feedback to scale projects are all ways to do more with less. How do we encourage innovation in the health space through strategic investment? How do we attract investors to creative ideas? What can we learn from failure?

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Health

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