Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator was named by Fast Company as Best Workplace for Innovators and Innovative Team of the Year 2020 for its work in identifying, nurturing and scaling disruptive startups and innovations to end global hunger. In 2020, innovations supported by the Accelerator positively impacted the lives of 3.7 million people across the globe. The Accelerator also runs programmes for external partners such as BMGF, Humanitarian Grand Challenge and others.
Startups and digital innovations can help disrupt global problems at scale by using proven private-sector innovation methodologies.