Day 3, STM Week 2020, Online Innovations Interactive Event

How to foster creativity, collaboration and connectedness in a distanced world. 

With the Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger Publishers for the best start-up in the field of modern publishing with a focus on Health Sciences.

Meet new dotcoms-to-watch, collaborate online, and try out distanced mentoring – today's program of STM’s annual Innovations seminars brings you new ways to remain as creative as before in the new normal of lock downs and working from home. Join and witness the Ceremony of the Vesalius Innovations Award by Karger.

Today’s theme: How do we innovate online, how do we do our mentoring online, how do we keep our teams connected and collaborative – how do we meet new initiatives and learn about new dotcoms.

Register for today and be an active participant in a dazzling program that tells you everything about doing things remotely; managing creativity, diversity, the new opportunities for and from generation Z and get to know a new wave of exciting dotcoms. During the event, the best dotcom candidate will be granted with the Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger.



Opening and Welcome by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM’s Standards and Technology Executive Committee


Opening Keynote: Andrea Alexander, associate partner McKinsey & Company:

Making Innovation a success while Working Remotely, about Creativity, Diversity and Generation-Z

Since March many of us are working from home. While Generation Z is entering our workspace and the research labs; a generation who have been brought up in an internet world. They are true digi-natives and know no other environment.  They live and breath a digital life. What does all this mean for creativity, diversity in the workplace and innovations?


Round table discussion

Moderated by Nisha Doshi, Senior Digital Development Publisher, Academic Books and Journals, Cambridge University Press

Panel:  Innovation and agile development when working from home

How do innovation and development teams survive and thrive in a distanced world when all are working from home? Come and meet our panel and hear how they came to new creative ways.

Participating in this panel:
Laird Barrett, Springer Nature
Martha Sedgwick, Sage
Navid Bazari, Elsevier




5 Ultra short presentations by new Start-Ups:

Moderated by Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, STM

Come and meet a new line-up of promising dotcoms, all selected as top candidates for the Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger. Discuss interactively in the area of scholarly communications and how to collaborate with them.

Maxime Gabella, Magma Learning
Emma Warren-Jones & Phil Gooch, Scholarcy
Patrick Howie, Medifind
Ors Adam, Attila Balogh, Ulvi Garasharuv, 4D Anatomy
Josh Nicholson, Scite ai


Break out Groups

Participate in on online mentoring session for any of the presented dotcoms.

Chris Graf, (Wiley): Scite ai
Liz Marchant, (T&F): Magma Learning
IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, (Elsevier): 4D Anatomy
Shirley Decker-Lucke, (SSRN): Scholarcy
Nisha Doshi, (CUP): Medifind




Plenary feedback from the online mentoring sessions

Moderated by Chris Graf, Wiley, Director Research Integrity

Results from the break-out groups will be discussed plenary, so participants can take home the best suggestions for working with the dotcoms participating in the session

A vote by the audience will decide the STM Startup Poll Winner


Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger Ceremony, presented by Gabriella Karger and Daniel Ebneter 


Close by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of the STM STEC and Future Lab


We are grateful to the work by the Programme Committee:
Program Committee 2020

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg (Elsevier)
Nisha Doshi (Cambridge University Press)
Gerry Grenier (IEEE)
Joris van Rossum (STM)
Liz Marchant (T&F)
Chris Graf (Wiley)
Eefke Smit (STM)


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