We work with the International Development Alliance (IDIA) in defining innovation as a new solution with the transformative ability to accelerate impact. Innovation can be fueled by science and technology, can entail improved ways of working with new and diverse partners, or can involve new social and business models or policy, creative financing mechanisms, or path-breaking improvements in delivering essential services and products.

Social entrepreneurs on our platform are those creating innovations for low-and middle-income countries such as mobile-based payment systems or bio-fortified crops that are more effective, impactful and sustainable than existing solutions.Innovation is critical for delivering sustained, scalable solutions to the world's complex problems.