Pictured (L-R): Rebecca Kilbane (Ashoka Ireland), Stephen Cassidy (The EDEN Alternative), Fiona Foley (Siel Bleu) and Dr Colin Edwards (general manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Ireland) at the announcement of pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim’s partnership with Ashoka Ireland to support its Change Nation initiative.
Change Nation brings together many of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to spread their solutions and help solve some of Ireland’s greatest challenges.
The three-year partnership has selected proven Irish and international health solutions to help transform the health system in Ireland. The partnership will allow Ashoka Ireland and Boehringer Ingelheim to leverage each other’s expertise and networks to accelerate both organisations’ impact in Ireland. Globally, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka have built a strong relationship through the ‘Making More Health’ partnership.
The Change Nation Health Cluster is an opportunity for Boehringer Ingelheim to collaborate with Ashoka Ireland to be part of a broader health solution across the Irish healthcare system. Through co-creator sessions, leveraging staff engagement and established networks, it offers both organisations an opportunity to work with Ireland’s highest level decision-makers and the newest innovations to transform the health system for the better.
At this stage there are five solutions included in the Change Nation Health Cluster; Project Echo – Technology For Better Medicine, KaBoom! – Community Built Playgrounds, Siel Bleu – Exercise For Older People, MyMind – First Aid for Your Mind and The Eden Alternative – Transforming Nursing Homes. Through the partnership, Ashoka Change Nation and Boehringer Ingelheim aim to help transform healthcare in Ireland and beyond.