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Accelerator Workshop: On Using Innovation & Technology To Help Achieve SDGs
January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor
Dates: Part One: January 23 and Part Two: February 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Large-scale innovation will be required to meet global challenges such as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which currently predicts a $2.5 trillion shortfall in funding to meet the SDGs using current solutions and programs. But with a deep commitment to innovation in technology, history has shown that the time and cost to implement transformative solutions and can drop! This workshop, run by Nish Acharya of Equal Innovation, strives to empower funders and social sector organizations to innovate and unlock impactful solutions for their beneficiaries and enable the sector to adopt more efficient, speedy and effective methods. Organizations that lead the change need to understand how to: 1) Co-create innovative solutions 2) Rapidly deploy them 3) Learn iteratively 4) Prove their ideas have increased impact 5) Seed these ideas across the sector, and 6) Scale the successful innovation to create large scale change. Through this mini accelerator workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn how to play an active role with their partners in country to take ideas from the white board to the field and on towards high-scale impact. Today’s CSR funders, philanthropist and NGOs can fuel innovation by effectively utilizing four key capabilities to transition from traditional programs to catalytic social change. These will be taught in this workshop & include:
- Knowing how to use start-up thinking (lean & agile) and other tools to innovate
- How to test an innovation iteratively to rapidly reach the breakthrough solution
- How to integrate mainstream innovation processes with philanthropy
- Strategies to support as innovations at various stages – from idea to scale
This is a NEID members-only event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or learn more about the event.