Through the power of entrepreneurship we make things work
Turning every idea upside down and inside out, until its right for low-income markets. Read on for more on our approach and philosophy.
How we work
In all our projects, these five rules guide our work.
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Four phases to help
our projects shine
Low-income markets are often described as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). This is why we use the Double Diamond approach to test any assumptions, and structure our activities into key phases, From the discovery of an initial idea leveraging deep consumer insights, to the realisation of a prototype and pilot, followed by a full launch with a solid implementation plan.
We use these five checks to validate our projects.
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Bopinc with its complete inclusive innovation curriculum and expertise fosters understanding of how consumers can be brought into the innovation process, to improve the viability
of services and products.
of services and products.
A big thank you to the Bopinc project team for the timely and excellent delivery of the GAIN consultancy assignment with respect to the SUN Pitch Competition! It was a pleasure working with you and the entrepreneurs were really pleased with the training that has been provided to date. Hopefully we can explore delivering on a similar assignment together next year.
Unilever has been working with Bopinc since 2015. I am proud that I found this “diamond”. They are an organisation that provides a big value-add to us, as Unilever. They are one of the most efficient partners I have worked with. Their first focus is on improving the lives of people living at the BoP, they are doing this through true understanding unlocking the potential of cross-sector collaboration. Their success brokering different partnerships comes from a true technical expertise in social business modelling, their strong and innovative facilitation capabilities and all of this done by purpose-driven people.
The three different roles we play
Every project is different, and at different stages we play different roles.
We uncover insights from our work and share best practices and innovations sourced globally.
We co-create new ideas, models and tools, and prototype and test these in the field.
We ensure partners collaborate well by aligning objectives, accelerating delivery and unlocking co-funding.
Bridging the gap
We are a dynamic team who bring private sector solutions to development challenges. We speak both languages and leverage this to deliver deeper impact. We approach every challenge as an opportunity, and seek out or create new business solutions.