Innovation Edge is an innovation catalyst and social impact investor.
We take a hands-on approach to supporting unconventional ideas that aim to transform early life experiences for children, aged 0 to 6, living in poverty.
You don’t have to be an expert in early childhood care & education to make a difference.
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 brain activity related to the development of literacy, numeracy and social skills is greatest in these first few years of life.
Our featured investments.
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.
This post was originally published on the Omidyar Network's website. There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. The...
The first Africa Social and Behaviour Change (ASBC) Conference took place last month in Nairobi. The overarching theme of the conference was ‘Disruptive SBC strategies for the future of Africa’, and built on the notion that: “All human interactions – be they social,...
An article on the development and use of one of our investments, the Early Learning Outcomes Measure (ELOM) has been published in a peer review journal - Child: Care, Health & Development (2019). ELOM is a rigorously standardised, culturally fair and simple to...