Webinar: Social Enterprises - What They Are & Why They Matter for Population & Global Health

Upcoming webinar: Social Enterprises: What They Are and Why They Matter for Population and Global Health – on Friday 12 November from 10am-11.30am.

Social enterprises are driven by people, purpose and profit.  They address health, social, cultural, economic and/or environmental issues through their business model and generate revenue primarily to reinvest into sustainable impact.

Population and global health schools around the world have realised university-linked social enterprises’ immense potential for addressing health inequities. For example, the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina has leveraged the University’s innovation ecosystem to spin out 55 active affiliated startups, while others (e.g., John Hopkins) have embedded public health and social entrepreneurship into their curriculums to develop the next generation of global health innovators.  MSPGH now has an opportunity to become the national leader in this space.

Hosted by MSPGH in conjunction with Business Development and Innovation (RIC), the webinar will introduce social enterprises and outline their increasing importance in tackling global health challenges.  Researchers of all levels, from all of the School’s Centres and Institutes, are encouraged to attend, with entrepreneurially-minded HDR students especially encouraged to attend and connect with the presenters.

In brief, the webinar will cover:

  • What social enterprises are
  • How and why social enterprises matter for population/global health
  • Examples of social enterprises in Australia
  • Examples of social enterprises in the population/global health context
  • Social enterprises spinning out of UoM
  • Resources and support within UoM to nurture social enteprrises
  • IP considerations
  • QnA session canvassing presubmitted and live questions

We look forward to seeing you there.  You can register here.

Please direct any questions to Sakshi Thakur (sakshi.thakur@unimelb.edu.au) and Andrew Dawson (andrew.dawson@unimelb.edu.au).