The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Accelerator launches Innovators for Change - an eight-week online programme to accelerate innovation that builds resilience and pioneers change towards a more sustainable future.
Online accelerator programme aims to fast-track resilience in times of disruption
The programme is open to start ups and entrepreneurs based in England who have innovative solutions that address either business continuity; socially inclusive services; or environmental protection.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has unveiled the vulnerabilities in our current business and economic systems. With rising global temperatures, it is expected that future shocks caused by climate-related disasters will become more frequent and far reaching, posing serious challenges to economies and escalating social unrest.
There is a critical need for new and innovative approaches that can strengthen resilience, contribute to the recovery and minimise the economic and social impact of future disruption.
Business innovation will play a critical role in both the recovery from the current pandemic, and developing resilience to future shocks, as we strive to build a new rewired economy that is underpinned by sustainability principles, reducing inequality and improving wellbeing.
The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.