Humanitarian Innovation

A set of organisations dedicated to humanitarian innovation and research efforts


A global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation.


MIT D-Lab works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges.

The Humanitarian Practice Network

Provides an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others working in/on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience, and to learn from it.

Response Innovation Lab

The RIL supports localised innovations through investing in the piloting, scaling and introduction of solutions to markets. It does so through uniting key actors in the humanitarian innovation field, matching problem holders to solution providers and supporting innovators to maximise the effect of their solutions.


A global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics, networks and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises.

Humanitarian Grand Challenges

A Humanitarian Grand Challenge engages the private sector in an effort to find innovative and revolutionary ideas and solutions to address some of the humanitarian global challenges. Also provides news and updates on the humanitarian innovation world.

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