In these exceptional times of COVID-19, the Expert Groups of the Swiss Alliance continue to find ways to work! The Expert Group Leaders met online for the first time on the 28th of April.
18 Leaders of 10 Expert Groups took part in this first online exchange. All leaders presented their planned activities for 2020 and shared their experiences in getting the greatest added value for the members, discussing their challenges and lessons learned.
The “Smart Service” Expert Group shared their already acquired experience in holding meetings online. They had planned their quarterly expert group meeting in a lunch-talk format “Service Lunch” on March 18. Because of the restrictions, they made a change and held it online instead, which proved to be a success, generating even more participants than usual. The group decided to continue to host meetings in online formats also after the restrictions will be lifted and physical meetings possible again.
The Group Leaders shared some of the concrete plans the Expert Groups are working on.
The Leaders also discussed the value of continued exchange and collaborations between the groups, with some concrete collaborations planned in 2020.
Unfortunately, because of the online format, we were short of time for further discussion but will proceed with our activities in shaping innovation together with the members.