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Hallie Applebaum

Open Innovation Specialist

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Hallie’s research focuses on innovation in urban environments. She is currently working with entrepreneurs and government agencies to explore the role of science, technology, art, open innovation, and design thinking in prototyping solutions to improve city services.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Hallie managed partnerships for the RE.WORK Cities Summit, an annual event in London that convenes entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, business leaders, and policy makers from around the world to discuss how entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and science influence the sustainability of cities. She also consulted for IBM Smarter Cities in Brazil and the UK and for Samasource in Kenya and India. Hallie holds an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.