Innovation & Acceleration

Resonance to Support Open Innovation

News | September 11, 2018

Resonance is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Innovation and Challenge Program and Support Services (ICPSS) contract.

Through this five-year, $24 million program, we will support the USAID Center for Development Innovation (CDI), field missions and offices to design and implement its development innovation and challenge programs. Joining Resonance on ICPSS are three next generation development enterprises: The Kaizen Company, Moonshot Global and the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI).

According to Steve Schmida, the Chief Innovation Officer at Resonance, “The Center for Development Innovations is a leader in leveraging the tools of open innovation to develop and scale new solutions to global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, poverty alleviation, climate and food security.  Resonance is honored and humbled to support USAID as it takes open innovation to new heights.  We are thrilled to have Kaizen, Moonshot and GKI on our team.”

Through the ICPSS program, Resonance will provide technical, advisory and functional support to CDI to implement its flagship programs, including Grand Challenges for Development and Development Innovation Ventures (DIV).  The Resonance consortium will provide technical, functional and advisory support to CDI as well as to field missions and offices across the Agency.

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