Digital workspace to manage innovation programs and engage large stakeholder networks.

Past and Current Partners

UNDP, WFP, Stanford University, Google, Impact Hub, the World Economic Forum, Ashoka, British Council, Impact Booster, Rockstart Impact, Yunus & Youth

Active Countries
116 countries
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The Problem

Many public and private organizations continue to struggle with innovating in the area of sustainable development. Teams across different geographies often work in silos. The lack of transparency and poor knowledge transfer often brings different groups to reinvent the wheel. Relevant experiences are not shared across organizations, causing a deficit in peer-learning and collaboration.

The Solution

Babele offers an all-in-one digital workspace to manage innovation programs and engage large stakeholder networks in idea generation, strategic planning, business development, rapid experimentation, online advisory, and peer-learning. Babele is specialised in developing innovation frameworks and digital tools aimed at engaging large stakeholder networks in co-developing innovative and sustainable strategies and business models - without letting the process degenerate into chaos. Their software supports innovators in the co-development of sustainable strategy by combining open business modelling with e-learning and crowd-mentoring. The platform is also used to run idea incubation, startup acceleration, and intrapreneurship programs.

How it works?

  • Step 1: Create and customize the digital innovation ecosystem for the organization.
  • Step 2: Define the innovation and sustainability frameworks that will be used.
  • Step 3: Draw the ideal user journey for each stakeholder group based on how each group creates and captures value through the process.
  • Step 4: Define the minimum set of activities to effectively engage participants and tailor the onboarding material based on everyone's role.
  • Step 5: Create a tailored facilitation strategy to effectively coordinate online and offline interaction.
  • Step 6: Validate successful user behaviour through rapid experimentation and continued support.
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Bridging the digital divide

As a social enterprise, Babele provides digital services to social innovation programs based in developing countries, at a discounted price. Moreover, they run accelerator programs that are targeting innovators spread across the global south.

Impact and highlights

  • Helped 100+ impact-innovation programmes better organize their programmes and networks.
  • Delivered better capacity building to 2,500 impact ventures spread across 113 countries.

Plans for expansion

Babele aims to become the global digital ecosystem for social innovation. It already hosts sustainability-driven programs from Stanford University, Google, Impact Hub, UNDP, the World Economic Forum, the World Food Program, etc. and a global network of impact ventures spread across 116 countries. The plan is to grow its existing network with 100 new impact innovation programs by the end of 2023.