Are you looking to create or improve a new product or service together with low-income groups? Join our bootcamp on ‘Inclusive Innovation’, organized together with the “empowering people. Network” of the Siemens Stiftung and Engineering for Change, and learn from the best inclusive innovation cases and experts.
We are looking for entrepreneurs working on innovative products in rapidly expanding sectors such as low-end technology, sustainable energy, food/agriculture and water/sanitation.
What is Inclusive Innovation?
Inclusive Innovation is the entrepreneurial development of something new with impact, together with low-income groups. Inclusive innovations create impact whether incremental or game changing and go beyond the pure invention process. They balance financial and social return for the entrepreneur or corporate company developing and implementing it as the objective is to create positive economic and social impact for entrepreneurs, corporate companies and consumers.
The online bootcamp will be structured in 4 modules over a 4-week period. Each module consists of videos, background reading material and an assignment. In each module there is room to interact with other course participants. Experts are also active on the forum and will provide feedback on assignments. You will spend approximately 3 hours per week including ~1 hour of individual online reading.
Registration is open up from February 3rd until March 31st 2016. The online bootcamp will take place from April 4th until May 1st 2016. You will be able to go through the material and submit the assignments in your own time and pace.
April 4th, 2016: MODULE 1 – Discover your capacity to innovate
April 13th, 2016: MODULE 2 – Define your innovation space
April 20th 2016: MODULE 3 –Develop your prototype
April 27th, 2016: MODULE 4 –Deliver your market solution
Registration is open until 31 March 2016. The online bootcamp will take place from April 4th until May 1st. For more information and to register, please visit: https://iba.ventures/bootcamp/
The bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation is an initiative of IB Accelerator and the “empowering people. Network” of Siemens Stiftung. This bootcamp is supported by Engineering for Change, BoPInc and VC4Africa.