The objective of the 100-day challenge initiative is to drive positive change for the research sector, by encouraging individuals, companies and associations to take action on a number of important issues that will positively impact our future. It is a call-to-action to challenge business leaders and research professionals to do something differently over a 100 days period and 7 specific challenges have been initiated across 3 over-arching themes: 100themes Over the last few months we have promoted the 100-day challenge at events in Brazil, Finland, Peru and the US, and we would like to thank ABEP, APEIM, CASRO, GreenBook and SMTL for giving us the platform to do so at their conferences. We will continue to push the challenge at upcoming industry events, next up being MRA’s CRC Conference in San Francisco at the end of September. Slowly but surely we are getting more people to take the challenge… to be part of the solution… making change happen one person and one action at a time, but we need more people to so! Here is a reminder of the challenges: 100challs Join the movement The idea behind the challenge is simple: Visit the “100-day challenge” webpage, select one of the challenges and sign up for the initiative. Your task is then to do something differently over the next 100-days to meet the objective of the challenge. It doesn’t matter how big or small your action is, so long as you make a difference; small streams… big rivers. We will follow up with you to see how you got on and report back at the beginning of 2017 on what all has been done. Many thanks to those in advance who step up and take the challenge! Running a 100-day challenge workshop We have also created a “how-to” kit to make it easier for people to run an internal event built around the challenge. We think this is a great way to galvanize a team around meeting its goals, whilst doing something for the greater good. Please contact us to get a copy of the kit. Thanking our sponsors We currently have 4 companies signed up as global sponsors of initiative and we would like to thank Hotspex, Netquest, Potentiate and Vision Critical for making that commitment to the future for our sector. 100spons