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Welcome to the Ideas to Impact Lab. We are igniting innovations and empowering the next generation of global health leaders.

What We Do

The i2i Lab, powered by Dignitas International, invests in people and promising ideas to address global health challenges. We provide i2i Fellows the resources to develop, pilot and validate their innovations with users and systems in real-world settings. Our i2i Fellows are able to benefit from a global network of policymakers, researchers and funders to bring their innovations to scale.

The i2i Lab is a physical and digital space that brings together i2i Fellows to exchange knowledge, refine ideas and pressure-test their global health innovations.

There are two ways you can join the Lab:

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Ignite Awards invite individuals to present their unique idea to address an unmet global health need.

Challenge Awards identify a health challenge and invite individuals to bring forth their ideas and expertise.

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We encourage i2i Fellows to exercise creativity, fail and pivot.

We recognize that ideation and design is a process and not a product – we mentor Fellows along their journey.

Upon successful completion of the proof-of-concept phase, we continue to work closely with i2i Fellows to scale up innovations into high-impact and sustainable programs that improve the health and wellbeing of people living in low-resource settings around the world.


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You have an idea to address a health opportunity, gap or problem, which has the potential to create meaningful impact for communities.

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We bring forth an opportunity, problem or gap connected to our mission. You join the Lab by bringing your skills, experience and expertise.

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