At the end of 2019, The Synergist had reached a significant milestone; not only had we further established our value through successful collective programmes such as PFMD, but we had also provided our expertise as an independent, neutral backbone working together with a wide variety of stakeholders in European-funded Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) such as ConcePTION, PARADIGM, Synchros, and Share4Rare.
As of today, we work on accelerating impact on a range of societal issues, together with 72 organisations on 7 projects.
The unique co-creation and collaborative leadership Synergist methodology means concrete assets can be successfully delivered within an actionable context while providing the conditions that make them adoptable and sustainable. This growing success highlights the impact of the methodology, skills, and tools proposed by The Synergist.
If we take PFMD as an example, the legal guiding principles, reference contracts and our fair market value (FMV) projects are set to complement the Patient Engagement Quality Guidance, further adding to a growing toolkit for patient engagement. All these initiatives are linked on a global scale, with The Synergist and PFMD teams functioning as the glue connecting them. This allows them to work and perform together in a coherent and easily embraceable way.
The collective programmes we’re leading are growing in terms of membership but also role, value, and impact. The Synergist continues to evolve as we establish ourselves as a solution to a wide variety of societal issues requiring a systemic approach and an engine partner; our unique ability to address gaps in collaborative leadership, support services and sustainability is now widely acknowledged.
Initiatives with specific objectives deliver a crumble of specific results while societal issues are by definition interconnected at a system level. The Synergist’s mission is to build on these interconnections with existing initiatives, making them work together and addressing any perceived gaps.
Our achievements are now beginning to have a ripple effect, helping more embryonic projects and causes The Synergist is carrying without external support or funding, initiating a system change where necessary.
Another tangible indicator of success is the growing in-kind contributions provided by civil society and industry. New synergies continue to be generated among various projects, such as those bringing maternal health and patient engagement networks together.
The Synergist has been designed as the third party that helps develop the right governance for the right programme at each stage of its growth. We skillfully build economies of scale through shared services and synergies between initiatives, allowing for more system-ready, impactful and sustainable programmes.
We are proud to share our 2019 report witnessing the power of collective action of over 145 partners. Our annual report offers an opportunity to reflect on the skills, methodologies and tools of The Synergist that every day facilitate collaboration and communication, enabling systemic results. We continue to look forward to building on this success to reach the next level, in health and other societal issues in 2020 and beyond.