New Service: Find Innovations That Match Your Priorities  

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Global Innovation Exchange now has close to 10,000 innovations on the platform with more than 30% of which have at least one "Verified" validation from a funder or another innovation supporter of various types and sizes such as USAID, the UN’s Science, Technology & Innovation Forum and Villgro Kenya. With this ever-growing database of innovations about to hit the 10,000 innovation mark, we are excited to introduce...

Our Innovation Finder Service 

A new way for funders and scaling partners to find promising innovations from GIE that are a good fit for their strategic priorities across any global development sector and geography. Starting with a robust database and backed by Results for Development’s decade of international development expertise, GIE’s Innovation Finder is for you if you are looking for “unusual suspects” for your innovation program.

For our pilot, we are partnering with the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA)* and other funders and scaling partners. We are also accepting both partnerships and innovations for consideration on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

What does this mean for you? If you are...

  1. An innovator or social entrepreneur who has an innovation that you want to be considered for Innovation Finder, please add your innovation to GIE through this link and refer to this email for more details and next steps. 
  2. Looking to support, fund or partner with promising global development innovations, email us to start a conversation. 
  3. Someone who has a portfolio of innovations you want to be considered for Innovation Finder, email us here to discuss data partnerships. 

We look forward to connecting innovations with interested funders and scaling partners so we can all collectively make the largest impact.

As part of the pilot for the Innovation Finder Service, a select group of partners will receive this service free of charge. If you are funder who is looking for new innovations for your portfolio and want to join this free pilot,  email us to start a conversation. 


* International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) is a unique collaboration platform that brings together the senior leadership from the innovation teams, labs and departments of some of the world’s leading development agencies such as Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada, Global Innovation Fund, Grand Challenges Canada, Rockefeller Foundation, SIDA, DFID, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID and the World Bank Group.


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