Day one: Introduction to each other, the challenge and
the process of innovation
The participant group discussed what they bring to the challenge (heart
surgery at $1,000 - what has to change in how society operates and
innovates to make this a reality?), the insights gained from
stakeholder interviews, and considered leadership 'blind spots' -
what prevents us from innovating? They learned more about the
challenge and the process of innovation from external contributors
and each other.
Day two: Immersion in the challenge
Participants spent the day exploring the different aspects of the
challenge - they met leading experts and innovators knowledgeable
in the field, and visited organisations to gain first-hand
experience and begin to form their first ideas about how they could
tackle the challenge.
Day three: The process of innovation
Through external contributors and group exercises the
participants practiced innovation and were introduced to the
principles that guide the creation of new ideas and the prototypes
that flow from them.
Day four: Creating solutions
Participants worked in teams to refine and develop their ideas.
Through consultations with their fellow participants, and research
(on the internet or conducted over the phone) they developed their
solutions to present to the Venture Advisory Group and invited
guests knowledgeable in the field of healthcare.
Throughout the four days
During the week, participants worked in small diverse teams as
well as participating in the larger group sessions. It is in these
smaller, more intimate sessions that they learn the importance of
diversity in creating new ideas. They build bridges between nations
and sectors, find areas of common interest to work on together and
forge relationships that will continue to develop well beyond the
end of the Venture.
After the Venture
Participants work up, publish and then present their ideas to
policy makers and leaders in the different cities. They then work
on their own ideas, individually and collectively, to build
connections across the world.
Read the report from the first Dishaa