The Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Monash University invite you to their fourth webinar in the Evidence and Implementation Summit Virtual Series 2020.
A conversation with Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO, Nesta (UK innovation foundation) and Jo Taylor, CCO, Paul Ramsay Foundation (Australian foundation focused on breaking cycles of disadvantage): Is Evidence-Informed Innovation an Oxymoron?
This timely discussion will focus on the role of evidence and implementation in innovation, particularly innovation catalysed and supported by the foundation sector. The social innovation community often looks to the new, identifying potentially catalytic ideas. Within this context, what is the place for good evidence and effective implementation, and do they matter? If so, are there gaps? And how can stakeholders, particularly foundations, look to leverage good evidence and effective implementation while also cultivating the nimble, fast-paced approaches that enable innovation?
This discussion will particularly focus on the opportunities and challenges for foundations and innovators in the COVID era, where mounting social challenges require urgent solutions, against a backdrop of increasing pressure on global foundation and endowments.