The Broken Part of the Business Model in Taking Development Outcomes to Scale

By Larry Cooley & Isabel Guerrero

At one end of the “supply chain”, support for innovation enjoys robust funding, strong institutions, and widespread success witnessed in the proliferation of innovation hubs and grand challenges. At the other end of the chain, markets and governments have structures and funding models that allow them to deliver goods and services sustainably at scale. But these two parts of the chain are separated by a broken link. We refer to this broken link as “intermediation” and it is the subject of this paper.

 

The Broken Part of the Business Model in Taking Development Outcomes to Scale