The world needs hands-on solutions to wicked problems such as climate change, resource scarcity and poverty, and we need to find the pathways that enable such solutions to emerge.
New Global is an interdisciplinary innovation and action research project aiming to find pathways to solve global sustainability challenges. It is a Big Strategic Opening, funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The project studies and develops frugal and reverse innovations globally through action research, experimentation, co-creation, and rapid prototyping in the field.
New Global takes a pragmatic approach to fostering the necessary capabilities for co-creating frugal and reverse innovations in complex global systems. Together with companies, social enterprises, authorities, local universities, and non-governmental organisations, the team works on different innovation cases in emerging markets and facilitates the development of impact business ecosystem between Finland and emerging markets.