Sara Gry Striegler
Sara has been working within the field of design, innovation and healthcare for more than 10 years, developing products and services for the healthcare sector, advising policy level, and implementing innovation policy and strategy.
Sara is head of the Danish Design Centre’s business and focus area and the team Future Health. The team explores how designcan radically improve healthcare services and solutions across the public and private sector and, while elevating advanced technology, is fully centered around the patient experience. The goal is to facilitate the creation of ground-breaking new servicesand products as well as public-private innovation frameworks bytackling challenges through experimentation and harnessing thebenefits of the developments in technology and access to new data.
Sara led the design-driven strategy process, co-creating the innovation strategy with and for the Capital Region of Denmark managing 5 big hospitals in Denmark. The work has contributed to the transformation of the organization and the strengthening and prioritization of innovation and has provided management decision-making basis for concrete implementation plans that can support innovation efforts among employees and businesses.
Sara also leads the programme Boxing Future Health – a future lab for health. Boxing Future Health consists of physical manifestations of future health in 2050 - four plausible scenarios. She leads the team running collaborative workshops with both private and public leaders and innovators to explore the consequences of alternative futures for their products, services, and business and governance models. The lab was created through a comprehensive co-creation process with more than 100 experts and with five close partners: two major hospitals, two educational institutions and the industry association, the Medico Industry.
Sara is an experienced keynoter and leads the collaboration withOxford Business School and HEC on the executive master programme Consulting and Coaching for Change.
Previously Sara has been serving as an internal consultant and advisor for the Capital Region of Denmark, managing more than 40.000 healthcare professionals, where she amongst others, was responsible for implementing the innovation policy from thepolicy level to operation management, teaching innovation methods and tools. Sara holds a Master of Science degree in engineering, Design & Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark.