Startup Research

Equal Innovation is a global organization connected to several thousand innovation and entrepreneurship centers worldwide.  We provide customized research, trends analysis and network access to corporations, philanthropy, investors and government agencies.  Through our relationships with universities, accelerators, research labs, hospitals and research institutes worldwide, we provide our clients and partners with the most current insights into ground-breaking research, emerging startups and vibrant innovation ecosystems to complement their own innovation programs.

A key part of the platform is a standards-based rating system for the innovators and startups.  There is often significant difference between an academic researcher with a prototype in her lab and the startup that has raised funds and serves paying customers.  Today, there is no way for investors, corporations or large hospitals to know which technology or startup is best suited for their level of investment or resources. Through our customized research platform and standards-based rankings, Equal Innovation provides the best recommendations for organizations seeking to deploy the latest technology, products or services in their fields.

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Today's Social Entrepreneur: Inspired By Gandhi, Taught By Prahalad, Leading Like Yunus

2019 is the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth. Social entrepreneurs are still inspired and awed by what he achieved, but now also look to business as the path to achieve impact.

Why Ed Tech Is Finally Reaching Its Potential

The ISTE annual conference is currently underway in Philadelphia. Ed techs like EnglishHelper are achieving scale by leveraging the dispersion of mobile technology, Internet connectivity and artificial intelligence to provide solutions to students that are improving learning outcomes worldwide.

Why Corporate America Finally Embraced Silicon Valley

Corporate innovation is changing to more closely mimic Silicon Valley. Its leading to more open innovation, community collaboration and broader visions. From GM to John Sculley to Blue Ocean Strategy, large companies are trying many different approaches.

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Accelerator Management

Equal Innovation partners with large organizations to design and manage accelerators, entrepreneurship programs and proof of concept centers.   Over the decade, there has been a revolution in the way that innovative ideas, technology and research go from the field or lab into the global market.   The world is embracing innovation and entrepreneurship as the means by which economic value is created and lingering problems in society are solved.

With over 20 years of experience helping launch and run entrepreneurship programs, the team at Equal Innovation works closely with its partners to create unique innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs that identify innovation, conduct proof of concept initiatives and create pathways for the rollout and scale of new technology and innovation in the enterprise.

Equal Innovation has experience with accelerator management across multiple emerging sectors including tech startups, base-of-the-pyramid innovation, academic research commercialization, impact sourcing, social entrepreneurship, public policy innovation, and international development.

Engaging the question of bilateral partnership from the perspectives of investment, public policy, and philanthropy, Acharya delves into ways in which India can approach the goal of $1 trillion worth of economic ties with the US by 2030. Backed by 62 interviews of leaders from business, government, civil society, and the academia and 16 case studies on the growing impact of American organizations on the Indian economy, this study highlights organizations that are inspirational models for their sectors and are aiming at realizing a trillion-dollar, long-term economic partnership between India and America. 

Consulting Services

Equal Innovation consults with organizations worldwide in the areas of strategic planning, program development and management, measurement and evaluation, thought-leadership and advocacy and leadership development.  

We have helped our clients develop strategies to further innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.  We work closely with companies, startups, foundations, governments and non-profits to build their capacity to innovate solutions, develop leaders and launch new products and services to reach the markets and communities they serve.  

Equal Innovation has also helped its clients to advocate effectively through thought-leadership in the media and at global forums such as the UN General Assembly and World Economic Forum.  Through its networks, Equal Innovation reaches mainstream and targeted media, key leaders in multilateral organizations and executives in the Fortune 500, Big Philanthropy and governments worldwide.

Engaging the question of bilateral partnership from the perspectives of investment, public policy, and philanthropy, Acharya delves into ways in which India can approach the goal of $1 trillion worth of economic ties with the US by 2030. Backed by 62 interviews of leaders from business, government, civil society, and the academia and 16 case studies on the growing impact of American organizations on the Indian economy, this study highlights organizations that are inspirational models for their sectors and are aiming at realizing a trillion-dollar, long-term economic partnership between India and America. 


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