BOOST Talks | The power of open innovation for sustainable development

Louise Skarvall


BOOST Talks | The power of open innovation for social impact


Description: We are thrilled to invite you to this year's first BOOST Talks 'The power of open innovation for social impact'. 

Leaning objectives:  In the talk you will learn about open innovation and how working in a more distributed, decentralized, and participatory way can unlock hidden potential.

Our key speaker, Pınar Köse Kulacz, Innovation Director at Arçelik, will share open innovation practices at Arçelik, such as their annual Hack the Normal initiative, a three-day hackathon that encourages unique ideas and builds practical solutions around climate change, water management, and circular economy. In addition, you’ll get to hear about the behind the scenes of innovation practices at Arçelik, including how they harness data or emerging technologies such as AI. 

The webinar will be in English and is open to the public. 


Connection details

  • Date:  28 June 2022 
  • Time: 10:00 CET/ 11:00 TRT / 14:00 ALMT
  • Zoom link will be sent to you automatically upon registration 


About BOOST talks

The webinar is part of a series organized by BOOST, a UNDP-led acceleration programme for impact innovation in Europe and Central Asia and beyond, financed and supported by the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and Koç Holding. BOOSTTalks is a space where we explore different aspects of innovation for accelerating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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