14 Sep - 16 Sep

Blended finance: New approaches for financing Science, Technology and Innovation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals


14 September 2020 13:00 - 16 September 2020 16:00


Online workshop (register to participate)

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Saturday 5 September

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About the event

The workshop will address the ever more important issue of how to better finance science, technology and innovation (STI) for the sustainable development goals. It will provide essential information and lessons for developing STI policy in a time of great needs for international cooperation and innovative funding.


Peter Beyer

Senior Advisor World Health Organization (WHO)

Peter Beyer is a Senior Advisor with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva where he leads a team working on global initiatives on antimicrobial resistance.

Mario Cervantes

Senior economistOECD

Mario Cervantes is a senior economist for the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP)

Kalipso Chalkidou

Director Global Health Policy

Kalipso Chalkidou is the Director of Global Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Alessandra Colecchia

Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division OECD

Alessandra Colecchia is Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Thomas B. Cueni

Director General International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA)

Thomas B. Cueni is Director General of International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA), the global association of research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations.

Shiva Dustdar

Head of Division Innovation Finance AdvisoryEuropean Investment Bank

Shiva Dustdar currently heads the Innovation Finance Advisory (IFA) Division in the EIB which she was tasked to set up in 2013

Christopher Egerton-Warburton

Co-Chief Executive OfficerLion's Head Global Partners

Christopher (Edge) is an expert in the structuring and execution of innovative financing solutions.

Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar

DirectorWellcome Trust

Victoria Goodfellow

Executive DirectorLion's Heart Global Partners

Victoria Goodfellow is Executive Director of Lion's Heart Global Partners Investment bank.

Michael Hayes

partner KPMG

Michael (Mike) is a partner at KPMG in Ireland, and has been a long term advisor to investors, developers and stakeholders in the Renewable energy, Infrastructure and Alternative Asset Management sectors.

Paul Horrocks,

Head of the Private Finance for Sustainable Development Unit OECD

Paul Horrocks is Head of the Private Finance for Sustainable Development Unit at the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate.

Naoto Kanehira

Strategy and operations officer World Bank

Naoto Kanehira is strategy and operations officer at Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning Vice Presidency, the World Bank.

Anna Krzyżanowska

Adviser Mission Innovation

Anna Krzyżanowska is currently an adviser for Mission Innovation.

Florian Lahnstein

Managing Partner Better Future Capital

Florian Lahnstein is the Managing Partner of Better Future Capital and Founder of Better Future Network, an NGO and global collaborating platform for innovation and climate technology.

Espen Mehlum

Head of Knowledge Management and IntegrationWorld Economic Forum

Espen Mehlum is Head of Knowledge Management and Integration, Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum

Amitabh Mahta

DirectorIndus Blue Consulting

Indus Blue Consulting has been advising the UN, WHO, Corporates, Development banks, and Governments on innovative financing techniques and solutions.

Anouj Mehta

Unit Head, Green and Innovative Finance and the ACGF, Southeast Asia DepartmentADB

Anouj focuses on Innovative and Green Finance across Southeast Asia.

Calum Miller

Chief Operating Officer Blavatnik School of Government

Calum Miller is Chief Operating Officer and Associate Dean of administration at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

Angus O'Shea

Founder Aranda Insights

Angus is a U.S.-based Australian lawyer now engaged in finding and implementing solutions for the health workforce and healthcare crises in developing countries.

Joel Paula

Policy Analyst OECD

Joel Paula is a Policy Analyst for the OECD project “Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment”, in the Insurance, Private Pensions, and Financial Markets Division at the OECD.

Felicitas Riedl

Head of Life Science DivisionEuropean Investment Bank

Felicitas Riedl is Head of Life Science Division, European Investment Bank, in Luxembourg, responsible for the life sciences, health and pharmaceutical sectors in the Projects Directorate of the Bank.

John-Arne Røttingen

John-Arne Røttingen

Chief ExecutiveForskningsrådet

Svend Otto Remøe