Innovate4Health: How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges


Innovate4Health: How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM ET

The Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009



Far from being incongruous, innovation and the property rights that secure it are key enablers toward meeting global health challenges. In fact, throughout the developing world, stronger intellectual property rights are proving foundational to unlocking latent innovation potential within entrepreneurs and diverse biological ecosystems.

Please join CPIP and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) for an event releasing a new report that documents 25 cases of primarily developing-world entrepreneurs meeting global health challenges by “innovating for health.” The event will discuss what policies, including intellectual property, are needed to underpin successful life-sciences innovation in both the developed and developing world and feature presentations from several developing-country healthcare innovators who are leveraging IP, science, and technology to create a better world.


3:30-5:00 PM Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Aadli Abdul-Kareem, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Electronic Health Network
  • Eddy Agbo, Founder & CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies
  • Sathya Elumalai, Co-Founder & CEO, Multisensor Diagnostics
  • Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center
  • Prof. Mark Schultz, Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

5:00-6:00 PM Networking Reception

Additional panelists to be announced.