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Accelerating solutions for humanity

With partners beyond the university, Stanford is translating knowledge into solutions with greater speed and scale.

We face urgent global challenges that demand ideas and solutions that benefit everyone. Stanford is making great strides in reducing the time from knowledge acquisition to application across health, societal problems, learning, and sustainability. Accelerators will leverage partnerships in the public, private, and social sectors, bringing university scholarship to those who can best implement it and prioritizing solutions for communities who have been overlooked by advancements.

Discover the initiatives

These initiatives will turn ideas into action.

Accelerating Solutions for Humanity

Stanford Impact Labs

Stanford Impact Labs fosters an innovative research and development pipeline for the social sciences, connecting researchers with leaders in the public, social, and private sectors to develop evidence-driven solutions to social problems.

Accelerating Solutions for Humanity

Sustainability Accelerator

The Sustainability Accelerator will draw expertise from across the university and outside partners to co-create and scale solutions for climate and sustainability challenges that threaten people globally.

Accelerating Solutions for Humanity

Transforming Learning Accelerator

The Transforming Learning Accelerator is built on a student-centered approach to the science and design of learning, harnessing multidisciplinary faculty, external partnerships, and teaching networks to improve educational experiences for all learners.

Accelerating Solutions for Humanity

Innovative Medicines Accelerator

The Innovative Medicines Accelerator seeks to enhance the translation of Stanford research discoveries into new medicines while expanding our knowledge of human biology and overcoming obstacles that have made it difficult for some research advancements to reach patients.

Dive deeper

Explore stories about people and partnerships that bring Stanford solutions to life.

Innovative Medicine Accelerator (IMA)

Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA) focuses on COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck, the IMA’s programs became laser-focused on helping faculty test new medicines to slow the spread of the disease.

Transforming Learning Accelerator

Using technology to support students with learning differences

Participants in the Transforming Learning Accelerator project work across cultures and language to develop remote-teaching tools for underserved learners.

Sustainability Accelerator

New Stanford climate and sustainability school designed to achieve ambitious goals

The new school will also include a Sustainability Accelerator focused on external engagements that translate policy and technology solutions.

Stanford Impact Labs

Overcoming racial disparities in California neonatal intensive care units

With support from Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service, neonatologist Henry Lee identifies how race and wealth affect care for vulnerable infants and their families.

Transforming Learning Accelerator

Stanford study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses

Through a research-practice partnership with San Francisco Unified School District, Stanford researchers identified that enrollment in a high school ethnic studies course boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out.

Stanford Impact Labs

Data-driven solutions to protect the environment

The Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab) works with federal and state environmental protection agencies to use EPA data to increase compliance with environmental regulations designed to keep water clean and safe for everyone.

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Join the Stanford Vision Conversation

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne invites you to an exclusive first look at Stanford’s new model to amplify impact for everyone, everywhere. See an array of speakers describe Stanford’s plans to accelerate solutions for humanity.

Help Stanford shape these plans by sharing your insights and feedback in these interactive sessions.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Accelerating Solutions: A Stanford Vision Conversation

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific
Location: Zoom (link to come)

Find out how Stanford will make knowledge useful with greater speed and scale by engaging with partners outside of academia.

With remarks from Marc Tessier-Lavigne and flash talks featuring Kam Moler (sustainability), Carl Moler (engineering), and Kyra Moler (innovative medicines).

Event schedule

1:00 - 4:10 PM: Small group welcome
Start with a small group of fellow alumni and friends and learn more about the conversation to come.

1:10 - 1:25 PM: Introduction by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Get a first-look at the inspiration and promise of the Stanford Vision from President Tessier-Lavigne.

1:25 - 1:35 PM: Voices of Stanford
Hear what makes the Stanford Vision truly special, directly from members of our community.

1:35 - 2:20 PM: Flash talks
Ted Turner will synthesize two decades of research into 10 fascinating minutes.
Ted Turner will synthesize two decades of research into 10 fascinating minutes.
Ted Turner will synthesize two decades of research into 10 fascinating minutes.

2:20 - 2:30 PM: Final remarks from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President Tessier-Lavigne shares how you can play a part in realizing the Stanford Vision.

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Small group feedback session
Stanford wants to hear what you think! Join a small group of peers to share your insights and expertise.

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