incentive2innovate – Global Development & Partnerships


The final panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on global development and partnerships. The panel was moderated by Michael Green (Co-Author “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World”):

Andreas Widmer, Co-Founder, S.E.VEN (Social Equity Venture) Fund
Amir Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Charlie Brown, Executive Director, Ashoka Changemakers
Carol Armistead Grigsby, Deputy Director, Office of Development Partners (ODP), US Agency for International Development (USAID)


Rather than trying to recount the discussion, I thought I would present the Top Insights from the panel:

  1. “Innovation requires the use of appropriate technology for your target markets (whether corporate or non-profit).” – Andreas Widmer
  2. “When a non-profit is looking to run a contest, it shouldn’t be focused solely on the ideas or the solutions, but on the total impact.” – Charlie Brown
  3. Ashoka’s Changemakers seeks to act as an accelerator for external foundations who provide sponsorship for its challenges.
  4. “There are lots of social efforts going on and sometimes it can feel overwhelming but you have to get involved.” – Charlie Brown
  5. USAID plans to launch “innovation springs” similar to the “innovation jams” at IBM.

What do you think?

Braden Kelley (@innovate on Twitter)

Posted in

Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Design Thinking, Innovation and Transformation Consultant, a popular innovation speaker and workshop leader, and helps companies use Human-Centered Change™ to beat the 70% change failure rate. He is the author of Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan and Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.

NEVER MISS ANOTHER NEWSLETTER!

Categories

LATEST BLOGS

Cultivating food from the air we breathe: How decades-old NASA technology is still delivering disruptive tech today

By Dan Blacharski | June 29, 2021

The “Replicator” machine seen on the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series was imagined as a 24th century technology…

Read More

Il Sole 24 Ore and qiibee launch the first book ever made on Blockchain & NFT

By Francesco Pagano | June 23, 2021

The first book in the world made on blockchain, the first ‘decentralized’ discussion on leadership, completely shared and co-created with…

Read More

Leave a Comment