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The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Written by Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger | Reviewed by Simon Ladinik

Created on: 04 May 2020 | Updated on: 04 May 2020

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Devin Cook on the World's Biggest Accelerator for Responsible Start-Ups

Our guest in this week's Responsible Innovation Story is Devin Cook, Executive Producer of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge. The initiative tries to find solutions for one of the most pressing questions in this time of rapid digital transformation:

 “How can we use technology to make sure that no one is left behind?”


To inject more inclusivity into the digital economy, the Inclusive Innovation Challenges awards winners falling into four focal areas: Skills Development & Opportunity Matching, Income Growth & Job Creation, Technology Access and Financial Inclusion.

Our most important insights from this interview with Devin Cook:

  • Even in times of rapid technological disruption and uncertainty, inclusive and responsible innovation is on the rise globally.
  • Ever more entrepreneurs and investors not only search for “the next big thing”, but also try to design solutions that benefit people and planet.
  • Only if we can reach out to the right people, can we leverage the full potential of inclusive technology.

Click “View Video” to enjoy the full interview!

Click on the time stamps to watch the respective topics:

00:00 Inclusive Innovation to Tackle Digital Disruption

04:21 The Global Picture

06:34 Opportunities and Challenges on the Future of Work

09:40 The Metrics of Inclusive Innovation

12:22 The MIT Network for Passionate Founders

16:30 A Broad Vision on Inclusiveness

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