- Impact labs is a platform that focuses on co-creation and experimentation in social innovation. The lab curates programs for the various stakeholders of the Social Impact Space like Social Startups, NGOs, Multilateral Organisations, CSRs and Researchers to tackle complex social challenges and explore novel methods to drive social innovation.
- The objective of the lab is to identify strategic opportunities for convergence in order to maximise social impact in Telangana. Impact Labs creates a space for interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration where various organisations are provided with a platform to innovate and experiment
What happens in Impact Labs?
The Collab Series
- Collaboration between the third sector and startups can bring a wide range of benefits. For example, collaboration can result in new products, process or approaches to serve design as well as new revenue streams – ultimately making the third sector organisations more efficient and effective, resulting in greater impact. At the same time, startups can benefit from collaborating – gaining, for example, market knowledge, expertise, visibility and potential investment.
- The following modes of collaboration are possible between startups and the third sector:
- This initiative focuses on two modes of collaboration between the startups and NGOs :
Procuring services or products from startups can be a way of third sector organisations to access innovative technologies and business models.
It is a type of partnership to jointly specify, develop and/or pilot a novel solution. Many startups do not have a polished product or service yet, but work with the third sector to test and pivot their offerings and ultimately sell it to third sector organisations.
Action Aid Association
World Vision India
Save the Children
Save the Children
Week 1- 2 : Immerse
Participants (NGOs and Social Startups) will have the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss their diverse experiences and viewpoints about solutions that are relevant and impactful.
- Meet n Greet : Cultural Exchange b/w Social Startups and NGOs
- Panel Discussion – Collaboration for Impact (Topic TBD) (By Verdentum)
- Workshop: Tech for Social Good by AWS (and Verdentum)
Week 3 – 4 : Co-create
The startups and NGOs will define a clear need and set their objectives. Each participant will carefully select a collaboration mode that best delivers the objectives
- Preparation for collaboration
- Setting the collaboration parameters
- Making the collaboration work
Week 5: Showcase
Social startups and NGOs can present their proposals (i.e., MoUs, PoCs or
Pilot proposals) to CSRs and Multilateral Organisations for funding.
- Funding services
- Proposal presentations to potential funding partners
- Network with CSRs, Multilateral and Govt. Dept
Tech Support and Cloud Services by AWS
Access to Telangana Social Startup Ecosystem
Access to Funding network
Showcase opportunity to Government, Administration, and CSRs