Bringing poverty-alleviating products and services to market at scale.
2012 Scale-Ups fellow Tish Scolnik (right) of the GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair.
Scale-Ups Solar Lantern Field Evaluation (Morocco).
Member of the Practical Impact Alliance in the D-Lab workshop.
Launched in 2011 by D-Lab, the Scale-Ups program assists social entrepreneurs from MIT and the developing world, as well as nongovernmental organizations and corporations, to bring poverty alleviating technologies to market at scale.
D-Lab Scale-Ups Initiatives
Alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the International Development Design Summit are eligible to apply. Scale-Ups Fellows receive a $20,000 grant, a tailored set of assigned mentors, skills-building, an annual conference, webinars, tailored resources, and networking opportunities.
RESEARCH & ACTION
In addition to these research foci, D-Lab Scale-Ups supports the Lean Research initiative and funded D-Lab's User Research Framework.
PRACTICAL IMPACT ALLIANCE
Through a suite of activities facilitated by MIT D-Lab, member organizations can increase their individual and collective impact – all while leveraging and supporting the work of MIT programs focusing on global poverty alleviation.
MIT SCALING DEVELOPMENT VENTURES CONFERENCE
Each year, the conference has brought together nearly 300 people from around the world to discuss the issues vital to scale social enterprises. Conference partners have included the MIT Public Service Center, the MIT Media Lab, the International Development Innovation Network, the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation, and the MIT Legatum Center.
D-Lab Scale-Ups is made possible by a generous gift from Community Jameel. Community Jameel is the community Services arm of the ALJ Group, which is a Toyota automobiles distributor in 13 different countries.