Since 2011, Ashoka – one of the world’s largest networks of social entrepreneurs and Boehringer Ingelheim – a family-owned, world-leading and research-driven Pharmaceutical company, have collaborated around a global initiative – Making More Health (MMH). Making More Health brings together the best experience in social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people and animals in underserved communities around the world.
The MMH Co-creation Accelerator, currently in its third year, is a structured social enterprise support program consisting of 12 months of design and implementation to test/pilot a new strategy or element of a business model, culminating in a pitch for further scale-up. The winners of this pitch will continue into a second 12-month phase of scale-up support of the test/pilot. (See graphic below for further details.) In both phases of the program, participants have access to financial and technical support from Ashoka, Boehringer Ingelheim and social investment experts.
A key highlight of the program is its co-creation approach that links Boehringer Ingelheim employees and participating social enterprises (based on relevant skills and expertise), so they may continue to collaborate around shared solutions for healthcare access. Upon exiting the accelerator program, participants join a growing alumni community of like-minded social entrepreneurs with continued access to technical support, best practice sharing and networking.
Application deadline is Feb 7, 2021 and target countries are Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda