Design Expo Showcase

Live Events

13 June, 16.30 BST / 11.30 ET:
GOOGLE HANGOUT: Successful Product and Service Design
A Conversation with Mike Roberts, iDE Cambodia, and Cheryl Heller, MFA Design for Social Innovation SVA NYC
What are Key Elements for Successful Product or Service Design for BoP Customers?

This Design Expo Google Hangout will explore best practice approaches to design with Mike Roberts, Country Director, Cambodia at iDE, and Jack Sim, Founder of BoP World Convention & Expo and Founder, World Toilet Organisation. The session will start at 4.30 UK time.

The discussion will be moderated by Robert Silbermann, Board Member of iDE UK and Curator of the Business Fights Poverty 2014 Design Expo.
09 June: Design Expo 2014 A one-week, online celebration of product, service and business model design that transforms the lives of the world's poor, with iDE Read more
A one-week, online celebration of product, service and business model design that transforms the lives of the world's poor.  A vibrant mix of Google Hangouts with topic pioneers, live co-creation  clinics with subject experts, insight articles on the latest design thinking, and an online exhibition zone showcasing the best product and service designers.  The week is being coordinated by Business Fights Poverty, in partnership with iDE.
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09 June: Design Expo 2014: Google Hangout – The Business Model Behind the Bright Idea A Google Hangout to explore the business models behind impactful design Read more
A creative revolution is underway around the design of products and services that transform the lives of poor people. But without a clear business model, the bright ideas behind new products and services are unlikely to reach the scale and sustainability needed.

In the first Google Hangout of the 2014 Design Expo, we will be discussing the importance of business models with Mal Warwick, Author, The Business Solution to Poverty, and Erik Simanis, Managing Director, Market Creation Strategies, Cornell University. The session will start at 4.30 UK time.

Moderator: Zahid Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty.
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09 June: Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion – Access to Energy An online panel discussion on how design is enhancing access to energy at the BoP Read more
This online forum discussion at 3.30 UK time will explore the following questions: What are the emerging technologies that have the potenital to transform access to energy in the future? What pricing and distribution approaches seem to be working in expanding the poor's access to energy? What should governments do to help drive access to energy, including for women and children?

Panelists include: Liz Grubin, Impact Carbon; Vincenzo Capogna, Sunny Money (Solar Aid); Sheila Oparaocha, Energia; Davinia Cogan, GVEP International; Gaurav Mehta, Dharma Life.
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10 June: Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion – Enhancing Health Outcomes Online panel discussion focusing on design innovations that are enhancing health outcomes at the BoP. Read more
This online forum discussion at 3.30 UK time will explore the following questions: What are some of the key health challenges where business innovation can make a difference at scale? What are the key drivers for achieving better health outcomes at the base of the pyramid - is it just a matter of better products, or are the other factors such as better distribution or better community engagement? How can private sector products and distribution systems better connect with government systems? Panelists include: Jack Castle and Carey Carpenter, Living Goods; Simon Berry, Cola Life; Erica Frenkel, Gradian Health; Ramil Burden, GlaxoSmithKline; Donika Dimovska, Program Director, Results for Development Institute; Julia Watson, DFID.
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10 June: Design Expo: Twitter Jam – Designing for the BoP An online Twitter Chat co-hosted by Business Fights Poverty and Triple Pundit. Read more
Join the Design Expo Twitter Jam at 4.30 UK time (#bfpexpo), co-hosted by Business Fights Poverty (@FightPoverty) and Triple Pundit (@triplepundit).

Some of the key questions we'll explore are: What are some of big successes and failures in designing for the BoP? What can we learn from these experiences? What insights are there in how to go about the process of design? What are the factors behind a successful business model? How can different players work together - large companies, social entrepreneurs, government and civil society? Do designers take gender sufficiently into account when designing for the BoP? What are the next big opportunities?
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11 June: Design Expo 2014: Google Hangout – Successful Last Mile Distribution A Google Hangout to explore lessons for last mile distribution at the BoP. Read more
Successful "last mile" distribution is one of the key challenges when marketing products at the base of the pyramid. What are the insights and lessons from experience?

In this Design Expo Google Hangout, we will explore the topic of last mile distribution with Lucie Klarsfeld, Hystra and Nicolas Chevrollier, BoP Innovation Center. The session will start at 4.30 UK time.

The discussion will be moderated by Lewis Temple, CEO at IDE UK.
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11 June: Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion – ICT and Social Impact An online panel discussion exploring the social impact of ICT at the BoP. Read more
This online forum discussion at 3.30 UK time will explore the following questions: What are some of the ways in which the huge growth in mobile phones is benefitting people at the BoP? What are some of key challenges and success factors in rolling out ICT innovations among low-income consumers? Looking ahead, what are some of big opportunties for large scale impact through ICT?

Panelists include: Paulo Mele, Esoko; Michael Nique and Kai-lik Foh, GSMA; Anna Levy, Frontline SMS; Mike Quinn, ZOONA; Doug Ricket, SVTP.
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12 June: Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion – Building Livelihoods An online panel discussion exploring the impact of product and service design on livelihoods at the BoP. Read more
This online forum discussion at 3.30 UK time will explore the following questions: What are some of the most innovative models that are having a real impact on the livelihoods of people at the BoP? What are the some of the key challenges facing innovators when designing products, services and business models for the rural and urban poor? How important is gender in the success or otherwise of some of the marketing and distribution models? Panelists include: Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund; Sampath Selvan, MKrishi; Keith Teichmann, Xylem; KC Mishra, eKutir; Alexa Roscoe, CARE International; Deborah Tien, AISE; Morgane Danielou, Farming First; Vincent Gainey, DFID.
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13 June: Design Expo 2014: Google Hangout – Successful Product and Service Design A Google Hangout looking at product or service design for the BoP Read more
What are Key Elements for Successful Product or Service Design for BoP Customers?

This Design Expo Google Hangout will explore best practice approaches to design with Mike Roberts, Country Director, Cambodia at iDE, and Jack Sim, Founder of BoP World Convention & Expo and Founder, World Toilet Organisation. The session will start at 4.30 UK time.

The discussion will be moderated by Robert Silbermann, Board Member of iDE UK and Curator of the Business Fights Poverty 2014 Design Expo.
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13 June: Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion – Delivering Water and Sanitation An online panel discussion to explore products and services delivering water and sanitation at the BoP. Read more
This online forum discussion at 3.30 UK time will explore the following questions: What role can business play in delivering water and sanitation at the BoP? How can WASH products, services and business models scale rapidly and yet remain appropriate for the local context in multiple countries; are we constantly going to have to 'reinvent the wheel'? What are the next big challenges facing the WASH sector?

Panelists include: Jason Kass, Toilets for People; Fanny Boullard, Antenna; Tara Lundy, Vestergaard; Conor Riggs, iDE Bangladesh; Martina Nee, Peepoople; Yi Wei, iDE WASH; Rob Whitby, DFID; Ashley Thomas, Evidence Action.
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25 April: Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture Forum organised by Global Initiatives - Jakarta Read more
The 3rd Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture (25-26 April in Jakarta) will bring together more than 350 global leaders from business, government, media and NGOs to discuss how greater collaboration between ASEAN countries can create more equitable growth for farmers and all stakeholders in the regions food, beverage and agriculture sector. Delegates will produce recommendations for increasing productivity across six key commodities in the ASEAN region’ with a focus on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while reducing environmental impacts.
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