Do you have an idea that could transform the lives of thousands of young children?
Established in mid-2014, Innovation Edge is an innovation catalyst and investment platform with a social impact agenda.
We support the growth of unconventional ideas that seek to transform early life experiences for young children living in poverty.
We provide a variety of customised strategic, financial and hands-on support to help inventors, innovators, change makers, start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors turn brilliant ideas into sustainable solutions.
You don’t have to be an expert in early childhood care & education to make a difference.
Get inspired by some of the innovations in our portfolio.
We’re ready to help bring your ideas to life and to connect you to problems that need solving.
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We offer a continuum of support.
to proof of concept
to transition to scale.
The foundations for who you are today were built in early childhood, beginning even before you were born.
The human brain grows faster in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life than it will ever again in the future.
The brain activity related to the development of literacy, numeracy and social skills is greatest in these first few years of life.
Our featured investments.
We invest in ideas!
Ideas that enhance quality interactions between caregivers and children .
Ideas on ways to build a competent workforce and quality programmes for young children.
And those that enable or enhance the systems needed to provide quality products and services at scale.
Find out about our funding criteria
From the blog.
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