Innovation Lab Insight Center

A joint project of The Bridgespan Group and The Rockefeller Foundation

Fulfilling the Promise of Innovation Labs

In this final post from our Innovation Lab series, the authors note three key milestones that innovations labs and sector leaders must achieve in the coming years.

By Amira Bliss, Senior Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation; and Nidhi Sahni, Manager, The Bridgespan Group

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A New Approach to Tackle Systems Change: Social Innovation Labs

Our free, on-demand webinar shares research, expert insights, and perspectives on how these labs have helped funders and nonprofit organizations create environments conducive to innovation and experimentation.


Insights from Our Funder and Lab Surveys

Review insights from our pair of recent surveys: One of 23 funders designed to understand their perspectives on and experience with social innovation labs and a second of 75 innovation labs that includes the landscape of such labs, lab practices and results, and perspectives on what is needed to advance the field.

Social Innovation Labs

In the face of complex social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century it is imperative that we innovate. Social innovation labs aim to do just that by bringing together civil society, private sector, government, and beneficiaries to take a systems view, co-create solutions, and learn by doing.