Inclusive Growth Forum joins the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2018 as Outreach Partner

– SWITZERLAND, Geneva / USA, MA – The Inclusive Growth Forum announced today that it joined the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2018 as an Outreach Partner.

About the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (2018 IIC ) awards more than $1M to organizations using technology to drive economic opportunity for workers.

The MIT IIC is now collaborating with partners in five regions – North America, Latin America (including Mexico), Europe, Africa, and Asia (including Russia) – to identify sixty Regional Finalists that will be celebrated at five high profile events across the globe. Twenty Winners will be selected to advance to the global grand prize celebration at MIT. Early and growth stage organizations – for-profit or non-profit – from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply.

About the Inclusive Growth Forum

As an independent non-for-profit organization, the Inclusive Growth Forum combines content, expertise, technology and philanthropy to help stakeholders, policy-makers and innovators working on inclusive growth.

While technology has brought tremendous benefits to society, there are concerns that the digital divide will progressively jeopardize employment growth. Innovation however does not necessarily affect the income of all categories in the population in the same way, and the question is: “will new technologies bring strong economic growth with opportunities for all? “

Inclusive growth is a process that ensures the benefits of an expanding economy extend to all segments of society by connecting them to the vital networks that power the modern economy — from electricity and financial services to social networks that enable knowledge-sharing.

Innovation is a major factor of economic growth, hence of the increase in income and well-being in the long term.

We have identified a large number of companies and organizations that contribute to innovation-based inclusive growth (Inclusive Innovators). Our Forum puts a special focus on expanding our network of Inclusive Innovators and mobilize forces, know-how and tools to help these innovators contribute to Inclusive Growth.

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