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SDG solution space, Campus Biotech Innovation Park
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A Roundtable Discussion on Crowdsourcing for Tackling the Coronavirus Pandemic and its Aftermath

On the occasion of the launch of Crowd4SDG, a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action supported by the European Commission’s Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme.

We live at a moment of radical change. The world is reeling from a pandemic which has hit Europe particularly hard. Urgent biomedical research, aimed to tackle the immediate public health crisis, is evolving rapidly into a broader innovation agenda for coping with the massive social and economic fallout from the pandemic. This roundtable focuses on the contributions that various forms of crowdsourcing can make to the broader agenda of research and innovation in the Covid era.

Specifically, participants will discuss:

  • Which citizen science tools and methods are proving effective in tackling Covid?
  • Surveying apps, tracking devices, DIY masks and ventilators: what has worked so far, what hasn’t, and what lessons can scientists and policy-makers draw from these experiences?
  • How will crowdsourced research and innovation evolve in the post-Covid era?
  • Massive open online hackathons, AI-enhanced deliberation, virtual research teams: what new forms of “science with and for society” are emerging from the crisis, and what can they achieve?

Introduction

10 :00 Moderator’s Welcome – Colombe Warin, Project Advisor, European Commission

Context 

10:05 Citizen Science in Horizon 2020 and Beyond - Linden Farrer, Policy Officer, European Commission
10:25 Q&A
10:30 The EU-Citizen.Science Platform - Dorte Riemenschneider, Managing DIrector, European Citizen

Science Association

10:35 The Crowd4SDG Project – Francois Grey, Coordinator, University of Geneva

Crowdsourcing Communities Perspective 

10:40 Goodwall - Taha Bawa, Co-founder and CEO
10:45 Just one Giant Lab - Thomas Landrain, Co-founder and CEO
10:50 Hackathon des HUG - Helena Bornet Dit Vorgeat, Geneva University Hospitals
10:55 SDG Open Hack! - Pearl Mao, X-Lab Director, Tsinghua University
11:00 UNLEASH - Gregory Pepper, Innovation Program Lead

Roundtable Discussion 

11:05 Which citizen science tools and methods are proving effective in tackling Covid?
11:30 How will crowdsourced research and innovation evolve in the post-Covid era?
11:55 Summary and Next Steps – Colombe Warin
12:00 End of Roundtable

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