At the onset of COVID, seemingly all eyes in the world of innovation challenges turned to how such programs could be used immediately to alleviate problems arising from the pandemic. At Skild, for example, we were approached to run challenges around these pressing questions:

  • How can we better track, prevent, and diagnose COVID?
  • How can we develop innovative technology solutions that accelerate the response to, or recovery from, COVID and its physical, social, or economic impact?
  • How can we help students and teachers who don’t have resources for stay-at-home learning in the midst of a pandemic? 

Now that the fever has broken and we’re emerging from lockdown, we understand that solving for the most immediate, COVID-specific challenges was only a first step. Somehow, even bigger problems linger from the depths of the pandemic. Worse still, according to the Pew Research Center, some 915 innovators, developers, business and policy leaders, researchers and activists foresee significant change that will negatively impact economic inequality, privacy, and autonomy, not to mention multiply the spread of misinformation.

Yes, our post-COVID world will certainly be a challenging one, and solving its most vexing issues will require a renewed effort aimed squarely at . . .

  • Workplace
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Social Issues

In Part 1, our research highlights some of the current unforeseen challenges that face us today.

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