Integrated Innovation is the coordinated application of scientific/technological, social and business innovation to develop solutions to complex challenges. This approach does not discount the singular benefits of each of these types of innovation alone, but rather highlights the powerful synergies that can be realized by aligning all three. Integrated Innovation recognizes that scientific/technological innovations have a greater chance of going to scale and achieving global impact and sustainability if they are developed from the outset with appropriate social and business innovations.
Grand Challenges Canada/Grand Défis Canada, September 2010
- A white paper on Integrated Innovation: An Update and Early Lessons that builds upon the original publication (December 2012)
- An Integrated Innovation Slide Deck that summarizes key concepts (December 2012)
- An Integrated Innovation Workbook to help applicants applying to our programs or anyone wishing to adopt the approach (November 27, 2012)
The following videos are presented in their original language.
In this presentation, Dr. Pamela Kanellis outlines key concepts of Integrated Innovation and how to apply them to grant applications.
In this presentation, Eliane Ubalijoro explains the importance of applying Integrated Innovation to deliver impact in global health.