We believe in the resilience of society: as humans we have the capacity to overcome the challenges we experience in life, both individually and collectively. Together we have the ability to face challenging events, adapt and be better prepared for the future. For this we need to find each other and collaborate.
We bring people from around the world together so that they can effectively combine their creativity, expertise, resources, entrepreneurial spirit and insights to develop new ideas, understandings, products and services. These can be presented as business cases, new knowledge and/or open source solutions. To this end, we offer an online platform to engage our community of members and partners in both online and offline collaboration.
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In March of 2020 the Covid-19 virus pandemic forced countries all over the globe into partial or full lockdowns. At the same time a burst of creativity and willingness to help overcome sudden challenges in the healthcare system and beyond arose.
We know that apart from the health effects, the current break in economic activity will cause a global recession and an increasing number of people will return to living in extreme poverty, especially in the less resilient low and middle income countries.
To restart the economy, while the virus is still among us without a vaccine, sufficient herd immunity or access to a cure, we need to develop new, innovative approaches to live together and do business at 1,5 meter distance among us.
At the same time, the crisis offers momentum to start living in a more sustainable manner as a global community. All this calls for a new collaborative approach of creativity, entrepreneurship, research, education, decision making at an international scale.
ResilientSociety is initiated in the Netherlands by a coalition of all Dutch Universities, national and regional governments, businesses and others. The first task has been to offer a diverse set of online cocreation possibilities and to support engagement for a diverse and international community.
For that we
The team started out as an informal collaboration of partners and is now working towards an independent organisation that can support the platform in a professional and sustainable manner.
A Steering Committee is now in place as sparring partners and network for the Management Team with members from founding partners.
The Management Team members are:
Gerrit Jan van ‘t Veen (WorldStartup) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gjvantveen/
Roel Kamerling (TU Delft) https://www.linkedin.com/in/roelkamerling/
Hub Jongen (WorldStartup) https://www.linkedin.com/in/hubjongen/
Daniel Steginga (WorldStartup) https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielsteginga/
The operation heavily depends on the fantastic support of volunteering students and some other staff members of our partners.
All projects are reviewed by an Expert Committee with members coming from research, innovation and business development in order to safeguard quality, relevance for ResilientSociety and to provide early tips and tricks to the project owners.