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BOOST Talks | The power of open innovation for sustainable development
Join our BOOST Talks on the power of open innovation to drive sustainable development. The webinar is part of a series organized by BOOST, a UNDP-led acceleration programme for impact innovation in Europe and Central Asia and beyond. BOOST Talks is a space where we explore different aspects of innovation for accelerating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The talk will be led by Pinar Köse Kulacz, currently Innovation Director at Arçelik, a multinational household appliances manufacturer. She will explore what open innovation means and how working in a more distributed, decentralized, and participatory way can unlock hidden potential. Pinar will share some of the ways they practice open innovation at Arçelik, such as their annual Hack the Normal initiative, a three-day hackathon to encourage unique ideas and build practical solutions around climate change, water management, and circular economy. In addition, you’ll get to hear about the behind the scenes of innovation practices at Arçelik, including how they harness data or emerging technologies such as AI.

The webinar will be in English and is open to the public. Registration is necessary. Learn more about the BOOST acceleration programme: boostimpact.org


Key speaker: Pınar Köse Kulacz, BSc in Computer Engineering ‘98 & MBA 2005, held various technical & business roles in ICT & Telecoms as a professional and entrepreneur both in Turkey and Finland, and on project basis in various other regions. She also enjoyed work in a few non-governmental organizations both as a volunteer and board member. Since her return to Istanbul six years ago, she has been working in Arçelik Group, holding various roles, including Internet of Things Program Manager, Digital Transformation Manager, Data & AI Manager and currently Innovation Director.

Jun 28, 2022 11:00 AM in Istanbul

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