To ensure our research has the greatest positive impact, we focus on understanding and developing the conditions of innovation around the use of the internet. Our Development Research programme focuses on four key elements of innovation:
"...the application of new ideas, generated at the intersection of insight and invention, that leads to social or economic value."
Every investment we make is part of a cycle of research and discovery. We aim to learn from each of our partners, and the projects we invest in, and use this knowledge to shape the partnerships we build, the investments we make, the areas in which we work and the types of support we offer.
By sharing this knowledge, we hope to drive positive change and demonstrate how using the internet can generate wide-scale change.
Getting digital public services right where it matters most
A new project from leading Think Tank, Policy Exchange, will explore how digital channels can be maximised to engage disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society. more >
Not all young people are digitally savvy
10% of young people aged 17-22 are lapsed internet users. When the internet plays such an important role in the lives of the majority of young people, why have this group stopped using the internet. New OII study explores more >