Gillian Berry founded PerCen Technologies in response to challenges she felt were not addressed in healthcare. At the start of the pandemic, she co-founded one of the first international open-source efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OSVX Open-Source Volunteers Extended network. She led over 1,000 STEAM professional volunteers’ individuals and representatives of academic institutions, SMEs and Mult-Nationals. There she facilitated 30 projects with a transfer of knowledge and skills. Ms Berry is a Board member of the EIT Health Alumni and Coordinator for UK/Ireland. and Head of Practice Experience with Hibernia College, Ireland.