Coronavirus Catastrophe: The Mother of All Innovation

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

  https://www.mitforumcambridge.org/event/coronavirus-catastrophe-the-mother-of-all-innovation/ 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and drastically changed our modern way of living. Due to the speed and nature of the pandemic, economic disruption occurred overnight. However, some of the darkest economic times during our nation’s history have given rise to noteworthy innovation that has revolutionized civilization.

Our panel will discuss innovations that have been brought to life by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will explore new and unconventional approaches to solve virus testing capacity problems, ventilator shortages, and lack of personal protective equipment. We will discuss ways in which companies pivoted to change their business objectives and create a culture of innovation and discovery. Finally, we will delve into possible vaccine options that exist on the horizon