Inclusive Innovation – Innovation for, with and by the rising billions
We have developed an approach we call Inclusive Innovation, which is inclusive in purpose and approach. We mobilise frontier science and technology to enhance the wellbeing and economic development of the poorer half of the world’s population, without harming the environment or the interests of future generations. All potential solutions are co-created with the people they are intended to benefit.
We take an Inclusive Innovation approach to solving challenges relating to food, water, health, work and the environment.
We have developed a range of tools, projects and programmes to facilitate Inclusive Innovation, which we deliver in collaboration with partners in academia, civil society, government and business.
Through our global civil society network, we identify challenges faced by low-resource communities in developing and emerging economies. We then match these challenges with the interests of academic researchers, and support the resulting research projects. We also facilitate non-academic solver events and programmes for individuals and groups interested in collaborating to address such challenges. As frontier technology pioneers we run regular programmes to explore potential applications of emerging science and technology to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Innovative solutions evolved through these processes are incubated in our Cultivator, which offers such supports as bespoke mentorship, enterprise and product development support, opportunities to co-create with innovators, businesses and communities in developing countries to understand needs and markets, support running field trials, assistance sourcing grant and investment funding, and office and meeting space in Cambridge.