Global Innovation Coop Summit
First edition - November 30, 2020

The first edition of the Global Innovation Coop Summit took place on November 30th, 2020, and was completely digital and free.

The 90 minutes live event was designed to be a space dedicated to the leaders and experts of cooperatives from all sectors internationally, to share, discuss, learn and build a more cooperative, inclusive plural economy.

of this Global Innovation Coop Summit edition was

Bring to the global cooperative movement new trends in the areas of innovation, leadership, and technology; thus preparing the cooperative sector for the new challenges that we are facing and will continue to in the coming years.


The roundtable supported an important discussion on how the cooperative business model can reinvent a more efficient, agile, socially inclusive, and ecologically beneficial economy. It also included a dialogue on how technology contributes to social innovation and the leaders' visions of the post-COVID-19 new normal for cooperatives and their capacity to innovate.


Nathan Schneider

Professor of media studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, author of "Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy". He co-organized “Platform Cooperativism”, a pioneering conference on democratic online platforms, USA.

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou is a world-renown expert in Innovation and Leadership Advisor, author of the book "Frugal Innovation: How to do better with less". Currently, Radjou is a columnist for the Harvard Business Review and a fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. He provided consulting advice for countless leading organizations including GM, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.


Samara Araujo

Innovation Coordinator, Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), Brazil.

Lorenzo Novaro

Project coordinator, Cooperatives Europe, Brussels.

Eric Brat

Director of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives

Jean- Louis Bancel


Co-founder of GICS, president de Coop FR, former President du Crédit Coopératif and Cooperatives Europe, France