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 work 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 collaborators 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.
Thais Bessa, Program Development Officer