Science is increasingly complex and requires cross-sector, multi-disciplinary collaboration to make progress. FasterCures champions efficient and effective collaborations in biomedical R&D that bring together diverse partners with a shared goal.
The Collaboration 2.0 program aims to tackle the ever-increasing complexity of medical innovation through a biomedical R&D ecosystem that routinely harnesses collective power and shares knowledge and experiences among diverse stakeholders.
We do this by:
- enhancing efficient and effective R&D collaboration through sharing and generating resources
- catalyzing collaboration by providing platforms for multi-sector interaction
We have advanced cross-sector collaboration by:
- hosting the Partnering for Cures meeting annually since 2009, a unique platform for facilitating cross-sector collaborations
- advancing venture philanthropy through The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network, which convenes nearly 100 forward-thinking foundations to learn from each other and share their novel solutions with the rest of the medical research system
- publishing the first analysis of cross-sector consortia in R&D, which led to the creation of the Consortia-pedia Catalogue that includes profiles and contact information on more than 400 research consortia to facilitate collaboration
- building relationships between universities and foundations by working with stakeholders from both sectors to develop resources designed to streamline the overall technology transfer process and, by extension, the research process
- Consortia-pedia: a project to better understand how consortia have effectively brought together partners with a shared R&D goal
- Partnering for Cures: a meeting that connects hundreds of decision-makers from across diseases
- The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN): a program that convenes dozens of venture philanthropies to learn from each other and share their novel solutions with the rest of the medical research system
- University-Foundation Relations: a program that builds relationships and bridges gaps in understanding between academic research institutions and patient foundations