1. Innovative Support to Emergencies
Diseases and Disasters
We envision a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to
continuously improve their health, safety and development.
Founded in 2006 in We work with governments, universities,
corporations, international health organizations,
California’s Silicon Valley humanitarian NGOs and local communities Our mission is to improve global
with seed funding from around the world. Together we work to identify health, safety and sustainable
requirements for enhanced information ﬂow, development through:
Google.org and the better cross-sector collaboration and more
Rockefeller Foundation, effective collective action. Building Capacity
within communities to foster a
InSTEDD is a non-proﬁt with Our innovative approach, which facilitates
local culture of innovation
a unique offering. We design collective action, is being successfully applied
around the world – from pioneering disease
and develop open source surveillance solutions in Southeast Asia to
Technologies for social good
technology tools to help you enabling communications for victims of the Collaborating with End Users
Haiti earthquake. through a bottom up design and
collaborate and share development process
information in order to better At the policy level, we have advised
Ensuring Usefulness and
deliver critical services to organizations like the United Nations, the World
Impact through research and
Health Organization, and the U.S. Centers for
your communities. evaluation
Disease Control on the strategic
implementation of health information systems
and collaboration technology ventures.
Some of our network includes:
2. I N S T E D D I N N O V AT I O N L A B S
With long term Southeast Asia
sustainability in mind,
InSTEDD Innovation Labs iLab
help build local capacity
to ensure positive social
impact beyond the life of
a single project.
InSTEDD Innovation Labs (iLabs) act as dialogue, cross-sector partnerships and
enabling environments for technology entrepreneurial innovation serving the
transfer and collaboration between software public good.
developers, governments, NGOs,
universities, private sector companies, local The nations, communities, and local
communities and experts from a variety of organizations we assist know best what
disciplines. their challenges and needs are, and we in
turn count on their knowledge and
Our approach is a unique blend of the social leadership to help develop solutions that
and technological development spheres, address the unique needs of each context.
which have traditionally worked on problem
solving in isolation from each other. By Currently, we have two iLabs. One in Phnom
working collaboratively to explore shared Penh, Cambodia focusing on the Southeast
solutions, the iLabs fosters collaborative Asia region and one in Buenos Aires,
engineering practices, multi-disciplinary Argentina targeting the Latin America region.
We have created an evolving platform of Resource Map helps people track their work,
Nuntium is a tool that allows anyone to
technology tools and services based on build robust and scalable messaging resources and results geographically in a
years of collaboration with our partners applications. collaborative environment accessible from
around the world. These tools are all open
source, and available for anyone wanting Pollit
to use them to improve the social impact Pollit helps you collect opinions, feedback Riff is a tool that helps groups analyze and
and scale of their work. and status updates from people, wherever visualize multiple streams of information.
GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows Remindem helps you keep people informed of Seentags is a service that helps extract
anyone to chat, report, and get alerts ofﬂine on important things going on in their life and work. accurate information from text reports.
their mobile phones or online on their computers.
Mesh4X is a set of libraries, services and The Reporting Wheel is a non-electronic device Verboice is a highly customizable application
applications that allow data to be synchronized that simpliﬁes data reporting for the most remote that empowers users and developers to build
across multiple applications, databases and ﬁles. workers, including those with literacy challenges. their own interactive voice response systems.
No two places, problems, or cultures are exactly alike. Our goal is to ﬁnd a solution
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