How might we design a platform that both motivates investors to explore new and emerging opportunities in social innovation as well as allows for the monitoring of investments in real-time?
UNICEF’s Innovation (Venture) Fund is a newly established, non-thematic, pooled fund which has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify “clusters” or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology – so that UNICEF can both shape markets and also learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children. We invest in solutions that can impact the lives of the most vulnerable children.
We find these solutions clustered around $100billion industries in frontier technology spaces, such as: blockchain, UAVs, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, machine learning, quantum computing, genetic engineering, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, nano-satellites and human dynamics.
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While the design team contributes to both streamlining the recruitment and portfolio management process backstage, we are also responsible for the website design you see here. The current objective of the website is to display real-time data information which allows users to monitor the growth of projects in each of our portfolios – Youth Engagement, Real-Time Information and Infrastructure.