COVID-19 presented itself as a healthcare crisis, but quickly expanded to affect every aspect of our lives. Existing economic and societal vulnerabilities became more pronounced, but the pandemic also created momentum for change. While revising what we took for granted, questions emerged about the resilience of our system. Governments and businesses are competing to generate future wealth. The future of work needs to rapidly adapt to remote working, while the position of the social contact, art and culture are being rethought. The power and necessity of working together across various parts of society have been demonstrated more strongly than ever.