Humanitarian Challenge Accelerator – Questions & Answers about the programme
Milestones & Phases
About the Programme
The use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation. Companies can commercialise internal ideas through channels outside of their current businesses in order to generate value for the organisation: examples include spinoff/ start-ups companies and licensing agreements. In addition, ideas can also originate outside the firm’s own labs and be brought inside for commercialisation.
It is important that we take the time to truly understand the needs of people living with floods and that we explore together how we can address problems faced by communities in the most appropriate way, and explore and embrace appropriate ideas and products/ services that come from within the community as well as from outside. DCHI and NLRC are passionate about the challenge Living with Floods, and are eager to tap into the brightest minds outside of our organisation to bring the challenge further and create impact. We believe this is best done by taking a human-centered design approach as done through Open Innovation.
We are convinced that crisis-affected people can indeed resolve many of the humanitarian challenges they face. A focus on human centered approaches that tap into the ideas, skills, talents, and aspirations of crisis-affected communities, can create the environment needed to give vulnerable people a voice in- and contribute to humanitarian innovation. Through this challenge we would like to complement ‘top down and high-tech’ solutions with concomitant innovative solutions from the ground, embraced by those actors closest to this challenge.
WHAT CAPACITIES ARE NEEDED DURING THE PARTNERING STAGE?
In line with the open innovation principles, we believe value can be created through the open innovation process by inclusion of a variety of key assets, resources or positions brought in by the different partners committed to piloting a top idea. Here we seek to meet the common needs identified previously with capacities brought in by the collective innovation partners, and complement these where needed.
Each partner connected to a top idea will bring in certain assets and capacities to innovate, and will also have specific needs to create the environment required to innovate. Hence, related to each idea, we would like to have an open dialogue on these needs, map these and find ways to fill gaps. Beyond our commonly determined needs, each separate partner may have specific internal requirements that need to be met at this stage, for example an integrity check may be needed, and organisations may need to check on how to deal with intellectual accomplishments. Also, we would like to align our communication needs and plans in order to get the best out of this challenge process. The overall aim for this stage is to have an aligned vision of how to create value and impact together in the local context.
Indeed. We aim to help you to improve your idea through the check-in moments. We understand you would like to reimagine your idea and share this with us again. Therefore, throughout the full ideation phase you will have the opportunity to upload an updated and improved submission form at any given time until the final date. Note, when you upload an updated version, the previously submitted forms will no longer be valid.
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