About this course
- 7 modules, 2-3 hours per module
- How to pass
- Read all modules and complete each quiz
- Create a VC4A account to log in and sign up
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It is an exciting time for Inclusive Innovation. As international awareness grows on the need to include low-income communities and underserved groups in the development of products and services, new business opportunities arise for entrepreneurs that want to combine profit with making a social impact.
The Bopinc Inclusive Innovation training provides you with a unique opportunity to discover the fundamentals of designing and delivering impactful business solutions for low-income consumers or the “Base of the Pyramid”.
In this training course, Inclusive Innovation experts from Bopinc will share inspirational stories, useful tips and practical assignments that allow you to apply new knowledge to your own case. Each course module will build your capabilities to better cope with the challenges that entrepreneurs often experience when entering underserved markets.
The Inclusive Innovation course is best enjoyed in 7 modules. Expect to spend approximately an hour to read the module, and another 1 or 2 hours to work on the assignment. That is less than 3 hours per module. While you can follow this course individually, we highly recommend you work in pairs or teams. If you want you can use the discussion board to find a buddy.
Note that while we published the modules sequentially, this does not mean that the modules themselves have a specific order or particular level of importance. All topics are crucial to the success of your Inclusive Innovation and should be considered and revisited throughout your journey.
Each module follows the same format:
This course has been an initiative of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme
Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2), funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in partnership with the SADC Secretariat and the governments of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
SAIS 2 has been running from 2017 to 2021, and aims to support the growth of new businesses through the strengthening of innovation ecosystems and the promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation roleplayers in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
For the delivery of the training programmes for SAIS 2 Innovation Fund grantees, SAIS 2 has teamed up with world class experts. The Inclusive Innovation training programme is delivered by Bopinc.
Bopinc is a not-for-profit organisation that accelerates the impact of market-driven innovative strategies in low-income markets – the “Base of the Pyramid” (BoP). We believe the best products should be available where they matter most, and that fulfilling the BoP’s aspirations and needs is key. Since 2010, Bopinc has been supporting inclusive innovation through the power of entrepreneurship. In our collaborations with startups, SMEs and MNCs, every new idea is turned upside down and inside out until we find the right innovation for low-income communities.