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Our mission

We empower organizations to reduce poverty and advance basic human freedoms in economically sustainable ways. We achieve this through business model innovation at the base of the economic pyramid.

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Our community

Central to ICCLab’s way of working is a community of world-class NGOs, social entrepreneurs and companies operating at the base of the economic pyramid.

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How we can empower you

ICCLab empowers organizations, researchers and students through a variety of means from field research projects to networking. See how you can work with us.

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Latest news

ICCLab’s Abdelnour on Economic Ideals: Gandhian and Neoliberal Logics in India

ICCLab’s Samer Abdelnour and his collaborators, Babita Bhatt and Israr Qureshi, have published a highly topical article dealing with enterprise logics in the UN Research Institute for Social Development’s Viewpoints series. Social and solidarity economies differ greatly in terms of their underlying logics – the values, beliefs, rules and material practices by which people and […]

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Ping Fu at the LSE: From Mao’s Child Soldier to 3D printing revolutionary

ICCLab’s Vili Lehdonvirta is chairing a public lecture tonight by Ping Fu, an entrepreneur with an amazing story to tell – from the heartbreaking story of her youth in China in the grip of the Cultural Revolution, to her exile and eventual emergence as one of the innovators leading today’s 3D printing revolution. Digital Reality […]

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ICCLab’s Abdelnour on the dangers of simplification in Stanford Social Innovation Review

How did efficient cookstoves end up being sold as tools that are supposed to solve rape? As private activism plays an increasingly visible part in humanitarian and development interventions, ICCLab member Samer Abdelnour cautions against portraying far-away crises as “manageable problems” that can be solved through simple technical solutions. Read his article If Stoves Could […]

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African Leadership Network opens application for African entrepreneurship awards

The African Leadership Network, together with impact fund Legatum, just opened applications for their entrepreneurship awards. More information here:

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