Making Invention and Innovation Work for the Poor: Financing and delivery models

Helianti Hilman, Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (Indonesia)

Bringing an invention to market is challenging, especially in countries where the market structure is predominantly comprised of people living below the poverty line or the BOP (bottom of the pyramid) market. Crossing this barrier requires creativity in designing the financing and delivery models that meet the nature of BOP consumers while also fostering the development of the economic infrastructure. Creative financing and business models need to address the BOP consumers and all stakeholders within the supply chain. This session discusses creative financing schemes and delivery models that help bring invention and innovation to the BOP market, with inspiring stories that have the potential to be scaled up and replicated. It demonstrates BOP market engagement, from micro level to medium scale investment, and from an individual to a collective basis.

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