Entrepreneurship in the New Health Economy (in partnership with FutureProofing Healthcare)

19 Oct 2021
09:30-11:00

Entrepreneurship in the New Health Economy (in partnership with FutureProofing Healthcare)

This registration is for the all sessions of the 7th WIF 2021. All events occur in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).

 

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time: 09:30-11:00

The rise of personalized health care in the Asia-Pacific region

The pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities in global supply chains and in productive capabilities in health, which has prompted governments to consider what needs to be done for post-pandemic recovery and resilience. The pandemic has also accelerated the arrival of the new health economy (NHE). The NHE is characterized by the delivery and innovation of health-care solutions guided by consumer needs, with digital solutions and data-driven models at the heart of the new ecosystem, enabling the rise of personalized health care.

Despite rising health-care costs and growing populations, the Asia-Pacific region has the potential to be a strong leader in personalized health care. The region is enjoying strong growth in telehealth, digital therapeutics, diagnostics, remote patient monitoring and analytics. The Personalised Health Index, by FutureProofing Healthcare, a platform founded by the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies in partnership with Roche, shows that personalized health care is gaining significant momentum in Asia.

The objective of this session is to discuss the role of entrepreneurship and micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the rise of personalized health care in the Asia-Pacific region. Experts will share practical experiences and insights on challenges and opportunities MSMEs face in the health sector, including in responding to the current pandemic crisis. They will also debate on policy reforms needed to enhance the role of entrepreneurship in that sector to advance the SDG agenda.

Issues to be addressed:

  • To what extent are start-ups driving the development of personalized health care in the region?
  • What is the role of venture capital/private equity in supporting the trend?
  • How can governmental institutions and policy support the participation of start-ups and MSMEs in health care?

Event Manager: Mr. Philippe Rudaz

Contact email: Philippe.Rudaz@unctad.org