CII’s 2022 Impact Brief: Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation and Impact
CII just released the 2022 Impact Brief, which marks the Center’s 10-year anniversary. The Impact Brief celebrates CII’s programmatic successes over the years, zeroes in on new and evolving avenues for applying our strategic insight, and marks ambitious goals for the future.
As with any startup, CII was founded with an ambitious vision, an appetite for risk, and an excitement for new frontiers. Established in 2012 as a cross-cutting center of excellence for innovation and market-based approaches, we have focused on initiatives forged in partnership internally and across the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. A huge thank you to our many partners of all stripes for the vital roles you have played along our journey: creative collaborators, strategic investors, bold co-founders, and so much more.
Read about our work incubating new ideas, putting them into practice, and scaling effective approaches over the past decade, and check out some snappy infographics in this special edition newsletter.
WHAT WE DO
CII'S WORK AT A GLANCE
HOW WE WORK
Across health sectors, geographies, and specializations, CII incubates new ideas, puts them into practice, and scales effective approaches through partnership and institutional change. Throughout our work, we look for opportunities to engage with the private sector and share our experiences as cross-cutting enablers.
CII IN ACTION
UN General Assembly 77
High Level Meetings of the 77th Session
September 13-26, 2022
Unfinished Live Festival
September 22-23, 2022
October 17-20, 2022
VentureWell (a Saving Lives at Birth partner), awarded the NIH Innovation Funnel investment
The New York Times
Monkeypox Shots, Treatments and Tests Are Unavailable in Much of the World
September 12, 2022
New malaria vaccine shows promising results
September 8, 2022
Mothers tell how Pakistan's monsoon floods have upended their lives
September 2, 2022
What We're Reading (And Listening To)
When is a pandemic ‘over’?
Harvard Global Health Institute
Monkeypox in the Global Context: Combatting Racism & Intersectional Stigma
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Adoption of Innovation
The Washington Post
The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads
Global Engagement Director
THE CII TEAM
Over the last decade, even as we have adapted to evolving needs, many aspects of CII have stayed the same: our collaborative approach; our openness to new ideas and strategic risk-taking; and, most importantly, our tight-knit, entrepreneurial, and committed CII team. CII team members come with experience in pharmaceutical strategy, finance, digital technologies, start-ups, and management consulting. We are also rock climbers, amateur chefs, pet owners, meme users, and pun-makers.
At CII, we strive to live up to our values, which emphasize pushing through ambiguity and risks, driving innovation, crowding in new voices, leading with empathy and through collaboration, staying humble, furthering DEIA, and bringing our authentic selves to work every day. We enter our second decade grateful for the opportunity to pursue life-saving impact, bolstered by our colleagues and partners, and energized by the art of the possible.
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