Design & Innovation

We help clients engage innovation ecosystems to drive sustainable impact in emerging markets.

Resonance works directly with companies, foundations, and the global development community to advance impact and sustainability goals. Our Design & Innovation client journey takes on complex problems through co-creation; inclusive, market-led innovation; and shared-value partnership.

Our approach is rooted in 4 principal pillars:

  • A focus on innovation ecosystem development: We draw on open innovation strategy and shared-value partnership to understand, engage, and strengthen innovation ecosystems in emerging markets.
  • Fostering inclusive innovation through co-creation: Innovation done well is inclusive, forged and tested with diverse stakeholders. We leverage collaborative design to achieve meaningful impact for clients and stakeholders.
  • Market-creating innovation as an impact catalyst: For transformative impact, we seek out and accelerate innovations that create and reimagine markets.
  • Sustainability and scale through partnership: We tap partnership as a key mechanism to identify, accelerate, and sustain innovation.

Open Innovation Strategy

We help our clients ideate, validate, and launch strategy that leverages the power of innovation ecosystems to co-create lasting solutions, advance shared value, and meet key impact goals.

Throughout our client journey, we bring an ardent focus on innovation that is inclusive, market-led, and grounded in collaboration.

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Innovation Ecosystem Partnerships

We help companies and global development clients partner with dynamic and diverse ecosystem players – in finance, government, accelerators and incubators, academia, and tech – to collaboratively seed and foster new solutions.

In target countries, development sectors, or supply chains, we draw on our innovation and strategic partnership expertise to map the landscape, uncover relevant innovators, and connect the dots to vital support networks. 

 

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Competition Design

We support corporate and global development clients to design, launch, and manage open innovation competitions to uncover new solutions to complex challenges.

In this work, we advance competition design that is dynamic, novel, and responsive to the realities of the client and the target innovation ecosystem.

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Business Model Design

We catalyze market-led and market-creating business models for more effective, scalable, and sustainable ways to deliver vital products and services to communities worldwide.

Throughout, we work with clients and stakeholders to co-create inclusive business models that are context-smart and anchored in partnerships.

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Incubation and Acceleration

Resonance works with entrepreneurs to stress-test their business models and identify priority areas for incubation and acceleration services.

Based on this needs assessment, we either provide acceleration services directly or draw on our networks to connect entrepreneurs to the partners, strategic finance, and support they need to refine and scale their solutions.

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