Innovative Solutions

We facilitate the implementation of social innovations to solve critical problems in our communities. We believe in searching for proven innovations, because:

Innovations with proven social impact accelerate the process of change: adapting successful innovations to new contexts can be quicker and more efficient than experimenting through trial-error processes.

It optimizes existing resources: we search for innovations that have a consolidated income model to facilitate its sustainability, and that use solid impact indicators.

It increases the chances of success: proven innovations make good use of the knowledge and experience of innovators, reducing the research and development effort.

iMentor

United States

Personalised support for students through the development of a strong relationship with a mentor. A determining factor in its success is to give students a say in the selection of their mentor, and in the design of activities in order to establish a level of openness between the two so they can talk comfortably about failures and challenges.

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Indigenous Intercultural University

Bolivia

Network of universities from differents countries for Indigenous people to access qualified intercultural higher education that includes Indigenous knowledge and has a focus on gender equality to prepre qualified indigenous experts and leaders.. 

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InSitu (Idéeclic)

Canada

GPS application, multimedia guide, and customable multi device destined to tourist initiatives that can be used by companies to promote themselves. It offers a wide variety of forms to create opportunities for the generation of income in the tourism industry.

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Interpublic Group

United States

Holding promoting systemic and structured programs include fair and effective people processes; safe and inclusive workplaces; and “diversity IQ” for teams and leaders through training. Their goal is to be one of the world's most diverse and inclusive companies.

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iThra Youth Initiative

Saudi Arabia

Programme to promote knowledge of and motivation for science and technology vocations to contribute to the transition towards a knowledge-based society. Based on the transmedia concept, which needs to be carried out in several formats: television production, viral videos, interactive workshops, film production, and science and maths camps.

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K12 Lab Network

United States

A project that brings Design Thinking to schools and colleges. Working together with university students to help schoolchildren, teachers and education centres to promote creativity and train young innovators, developing solutions focused on people faced with real challenges.

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KAPS - Kolocation à Projets Solidaires

France

It combines social commitment and housing needs. It offers housing to university students with a price below the market, with the compromise of carrying out charitable work for the local community.

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Kids in Care Project

Canada

Academic research on the assumption that individual tutoring with direct instruction conducted by foster parents can improve basic skills in reading and maths. In order to focus the study on the results of the tutoring, the education programme Teach Your Children Well, developed by Maloney (1998) and with proven results, was used.

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Kiva Zip

United States

A web platform that provides zero-interest loans to entrepreneurs and small business owners who would otherwise be unable to obtain them from traditional financial sources such as banks. Before posting the loan application, up to $5,000 without interest, they must convince 15 people they know to support their project, so if they do not return the loan their reputation is at stake.

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Knowledge Is Power Program

United States

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter schools that equips underserved students with the knowledge, skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.

 

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