Report Release Conference: Innovate4Health—How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges (ITIF & CPIP)

Innovate4Health: How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges
Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) & Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:30–6pm EDT
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 the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School 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.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #Innovate4Health.


3:30-5:00 PM Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Stephen EzellVice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Aadli Abdul-KareemManaging Partner & Co-Founder, Electronic Health Network
  • Eddy AgboFounder & CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies
  • Sathya ElumalaiCo-Founder & CEO, Multisensor Diagnostics
  • Patrick KilbrideSenior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center
  • Prof. Mark SchultzDirector of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

5:00-6:00 PM Networking Reception