The Big Picture
The growing complexity of global challenges and the need for inter- and transdisciplinary solutions, necessitates stronger dialogue and partnerships between end-users, innovators, and investors. With an increase in academic and community entrepreneurial activities and a growing recognition from industry of the potential for such expertise, there is an untapped need to transform translational research and spur innovations and solutions that can be directly applied to specific community challenges - solutions oriented partnerships. These partnerships are at the core of an impactful advancement and transfer of knowledge, innovation, and capacity building to society to inform cutting-edge solutions to global challenges.
What is InnPart?
The mission of InnPart is to provide a platform for enabling end-user driven challenges to be addressed by catalyzing partnerships and collaborations for developing transformative solutions that are impactful locally and across the globe.
The vision of InnPart is a synergistic global network that positively impacts our communities.
Local, place-based partnerships are growing, however, there may be a mis-alignment in resources, access to knowledge, and the locational distribution of end-user needs, creative innovators, and investors. This online searchable platform will bring together these diverse stakeholders, maximizing the potential for high-impact, applied solutions and strengthen community-academia-industry partnerships. The platform will also provide educational and training resources for entrepreneurs and innovators, and opportunities for creating and hosting events such as webinars and workshops. With limited resources globally, we recognize that it is crucial to find cohesive, creative, and synergistic opportunities to positively impact our communities. InnPart provides that opportunity.
Why Fund InnPart?
The success of InnPart is critically linked to the ability to provide a simple, yet effective and secure platform that will align end-users with innovators and investors. Further, the provision of information, education materials, and exchange opportunities, will be essential to build a culture of transdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations and ensure capacity building at the core of our communities.
Designing, developing and maintaining a streamlined site are at the core of this initiative. The funds raised for this project will go towards the custom design and implementation of a secure, searchable website, materials to support up to a one year of testing and implementation, including site development and maintenance, security and software components, as well as full-time support to our user community.
About the Founder
Charlotte Roehm is a scientist with over 17 years of experience in interdisciplinary scientific research and education, consulting, and project management across academic, non-profit and private sector environments. Much of her work has focused on building transformative scientific knowledge and providing innovative solutions to inform complex challenges. She is inspired to leverage opportunities for collaboration and partnership building to meet a creative, impactful, sustainable, solutions oriented future.