Partner With Us

MIT D-Lab students working with ECHO (East Africa Impact Center), Tanzania, 2016.
MIT D-Lab students working with ECHO (East Africa Impact Center), Tanzania, 2016.

Collaboration is at the heart of D-Lab’s work at MIT and around the globe. We create our projects and programs with a wide range of organizations including social enterprises, community-based organizations, foundations, other universities, corporations, international nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and multilateral institutions.

Why partner with MIT D-Lab? 

D-Lab is a pioneer in design training, with 16 years of experience in building community capacity for innovation, design, and problem solving for global development. Across our education, research, and innovation practice teams, D-Lab works with its partners to build capacity in:

  • Participatory design (human-centered design, co-design, and user-generated design) and innovation
  • Participatory, applied research 
  • User and community engagement
  • Social entrepreneurship and inclusive business practices
  • Technology needs and market assessment
  • Technology development, adoption, and evaluation
  • Network building and convening 

D-Lab supports its partners through online and in-person training modules, train-the-trainer workshops, catalytic events and convenings, research and assessment, program design, and pilots intended to test innovative approaches to solving global poverty challenges.


Contact

Lauren McKown, New Initiatives & Partnerships Officer