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TEXGHS @ SXSW 2021: Global Health Security Demo Day

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TEXGHS Global Health Security Demo Day will highlight market-ready technologies to prevent and respond to pandemic infectious disease.

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The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) is launching the inaugural TEXGHS Global Health Security Demo Day as an official event of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Online 2021 conference. This event will highlight market ready technologies that are impacting the ability to prevent, predict, detect, and respond to pandemic infectious disease threats. Participating companies will highlight innovations focused on community resiliency and recovery from COVID-19 and future health security challenges.

Event Format: The Global Health Security Demo Day will include a series of 60 minute sessions organized around specific health security challenges. Each session will include an opening panel followed by six minute presentations by companies describing their innovation and 30 minute interactive networking and question/answer following each session.

Sessions will include a number of global health security innovators, public health policy thought leaders, international organizations, government officials, philanthropists, venture capitalists, startup founders and CEOs, prominent scientific researchers, technology commercialization experts, academic thought leaders and health professionals.

Registration: Registration is free for all registered attendees and does not require a SXSW badge.

Platform: Swapcard virtual event

Expected Attendance: 500+ speakers and attendees, including SXSW badge holders

Speakers: Global health security innovators, public health policy thought leaders, international organizations, government officials, philanthropists, venture capitalists, startup founders and CEOs, prominent scientific researchers, technology commercialization experts, academic thought leaders, and healthcare professionals

Attendees: All those working at the intersection of technology and health security; entrepreneurs, technologists, startups, funders, NGOs, technology investors, scientists, government representatives, technicians, healthcare professionals, students, international organization representatives

What is Global Health Security?

The Sydney Statement on Global Health Security states that “Global health security is a state of freedom from the scourge of infectious disease, irrespective of origin or source. It is achieved through the policies, programmes, and activities taken to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from biological threats… These threats know no borders and have global consequences requiring more effective collective action.”

Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has unequivocally demonstrated the extraordinary negative impact of pandemic infectious disease on humanity and vividly illustrates the need for a whole-of-society approach to fighting COVID-19 while preventing the next deadly outbreak. The technology innovation ecosystem response to COVID-19 has been unparalleled, as a combination of mature companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and researchers exploring commercialization have leveraged technology to support the public health leaders and health security experts confronting COVID-19. Public private partnerships focused on COVID-19 have led to an unprecedented pace of health security innovation in vaccine development, diagnostics, therapeutics, and the many supportive technologies that enable efforts to prevent and respond to deadly infectious disease outbreaks. The TEXGHS @ SXSW2021 Demo Day will provide a forum to highlight global innovators and innovation ecosystem partners leading the fight against pandemics.

TEXGHS @ SXSW 2021

TEXGHS @ SXSW Demo Day is an official event of South by Southwest (SXSW) 2021 virtual conference alongside TEXGHS participation in the SXSW Creative Industries Exhibition. TEXGHS consortium partners will be available throughout the SXSW Creative Industries Exhibition in parallel with the GHS Innovation Week programming.

Schedule

All Times US Central Daylight Time (GMT-5)

08:30-09:30: The Aftermath of COVID-19: The Hospital of the Future and Technologies for Frontline Workers (Demo Session)

09:45-10:00: TEXGHS @ SXSW Demo Day Introduction

10:00-10:30: Pre-recorded Keynote Greetings from Country & State Officials

10:30-11:30: Beyond the Hospital: Telehealth and Remote Patient Care Monitoring (Demo Session)

11:30-12:00: Networking on Swapcard platform

12:00-13:00: The Race to a Vaccine: From Bench to Biceps (Demo Session)

13:00-14:00: Mental Health & Community Resiliency (Demo Session)

14:00-14:30: Pre-recorded Keynote Greetings from Country & State Officials (replay)

14:30-15:30: Diagnostics and Therapeutics (Demo Session)

15:30-15:45: TEXGHS @ SXSW Demo Day Closing Remarks

15:45-17:00: Continued roundtable discussions and networking and event exhibitions

Lead organizer

Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS)

Partner organizations

Consulate General of Denmark in Houston

Consulate General of Norway in Houston

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

European American Enterprise Council

Sponsor

PandemicTech

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