The Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is the largest but poorest socio-economic group worldwide with over 4 billion people. They are economically active as consumers, producers, entrepreneurs and employees. The BoP Innovation Center develops, learns about and accelerates programs dedicated to private sector led sustainable innovation at the BoP.
We provide an incubator space where organizations can develop business strategies for BoP markets in a multi-stakeholder environment. Our involvement in numerous BoP business development strategies enables us to capture, process and share learnings about market-based sustainable innovations. Learning by doing enables us to accelerate the impact and scale of these innovations.
The BoP Innovation Center (BoPInc) is an independent foundation using a multi-stakeholder approach to facilitate sustainable innovations in Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets. These market-based innovations aim to co-create a positive impact on the wellbeing of low-income people. We firmly believe that creating market-based sustainable innovations for the BoP can create a win-win-win situation for all organizations and the people at the BoP.
'What to do with Poo?' challenges you to come up with business concepts for products and services using the human waste that is collected in Nakuru County, Kenya. Submit the best and most innovative concept and work with inclusive business and innovation experts to execute.
Involved as consumer, producer or entrepreneur, for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) population, interventions by the private sector in the food value chain can increase the income of the actors in the chain, increase the availability of food products, make food products more affordable, or increase the â€“ nutritious â€“ quality of food. In this study, based on the analysis of 16 cases and expert interviews, five different business interventions for BoP ventures were identified that achieve social impact, financial sustainability and, potentially, scale.