Commitment to Action

Innovation Fund: Catalyzing Impact Through Design

Commitment by

IDEO.org

In 2012, the Innovation Fund, IDEO.org, and the Wasserman Foundation committed to support up to four innovative organizations or entrepreneurs a year, over three years, by directly providing them with catalytic design services in order for them to be more scalable and impactful. The basis of this effort is that design and innovation will play a critical role in developing and accelerating solutions capable of having a significant and lasting impact on poverty. After an annual selection process conducted by IDEO.org, a full-time team of three multi-disciplinary designers will be deployed by IDEO.org to the selected organizations to help them overcome design challenges that are barriers to their scale and impact in the social sector. These engagements will typically last anywhere from two to 10 weeks in length.

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Summary

Commitment

Innovation Fund: Catalyzing Impact Through Design

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,620,000

Region

Asia, Africa, Northern America

Countries

MYANMAR, RWANDA, United States

Commitment by

IDEO.org

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Wasserman Foundation, Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) Türk Ekonomi Bankasi, Sanergy, SAP, Autodesk, Inc., Boyner Holding, Juhudi Kilimo, Zipline, World Health Partners, Proximity Designs, Year Up