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Public Policy and Global Public-Policy Tech

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This panel discussion explores the intersection of public policy and public-purpose technology - the technology needed to help address major public needs - in 2022, and how leading founders, investors, and policy experts view them. 

Leading experts look at the challenges and opportunities in engaging technology innovation to address pressing public needs and bring together perspectives from entrepreneurship, investment, and academia.

 They explore:

  • The role of government and public policy in the development and uptake of public-purpose technology
  • Whether states should more explicitly support a shift towards business with a public purpose, and build it into funding agreements
  • The barriers and opportunities for startups and innovative providers in breaking into the government market and areas where there is significant policy interest
  • How students and researchers can collaborate with these sectors and build their own ventures 

Chair: Dr. Tanya Filer, CEO and Founder of StateUp, Affiliate Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Greg Bybee, CEO and Co-founder of Avela
Dr. Cristina Peñasco, Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Angela Homsi, Co-founder of Ignite Power
Leo Ringer, Partner, Form Ventures

This session was recorded during the online launch event for StateUp 21, the leading international resource on public-purpose technology.