Innovation by the Numbers

The Innovation Exchange is the go to hub for innovation, funding, and connecting experts with innovators. This provides insight in to innovation and development efforts. Find key statistics below on what's happening on the Exchange.

5,804 Innovations created in 149 countries and implemented in 187 countries across 217 sectors and sub sectors.

Top Innovator Needs

Measured by the number of innovations requiring these skills.

1,715 Share your thoughts
971 Connect us with funding and resources
219 Provide resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
187 Become a partner
161 Test our innovation and provide feedback
157 Advised by the Exchange
111 Help with the marketing and socialization of the Exchange
109 Help us evaluate our impact
107 Participate with research or a study
103 Assistance with the Press

Top Sectors by Innovation

Measured by the number of innovations by sector.

2,488 Health
1,242 Education
981 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
964 Prevention & Vaccination
961 Agriculture
887 Infectious & Vector Diseases
676 Medical Devices & Technology
597 Health Promotion
591 Economic Growth and Trade
581 Environment
977 Funding Opportunities available from over 148 funding organizations and individual donors.

Top Sectors

Measured in millions of dollars.

$544.5M Health
$307.6M Prevention & Vaccination
$283.9M Health Promotion
$274.8M eHealth and Health Systems & Finance
$235M Medical Devices & Technology
$162.1M Economic Growth and Trade
$128.4M Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
$126.3M Other
$119M Education
$107.2M Agriculture
21,120 collaborators, offering 31,235 skills to innovators to help them change the world.

Latest User Activity

The latest activity on the Exchange.

YouthPower Admin has created the Event titled Luncheon Launch of COMPASS Research: Empowering and Protecting Adolescent Girls in Emergencies.
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled CIRCLE: Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement.
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled Youth Thrive - October 2017.
DIV @ USAID has created the Resource titled More Than Money: Mapping the Landscape of Advisory Support for Inclusive Businesses.
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled Protective and Promotive Factors Sectors for Healthy Development and Well-Being.
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled World Learning: Civic Engagement: A Missing Link in Workforce Development Programming? .
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled Slides: Brown Bag Meetings on Youth, Peace and Security at USAID and with DOD Representatives.
YouthPower Admin has created the Event titled Brown Bag Meetings on Youth, Peace and Security at USAID and with DOD Representatives.
Allison Ettenger has created the Innovation titled BudgIT.
YouthPower Admin has created the Resource titled Prevention of Recruitment, and Release & Reintegration of Children and Youth in "New Contexts”: What can we learn from other disciplines?.
DIV @ USAID has created the Innovation titled Devergy: Smart, Solar Micro-grids.
DIV @ USAID has created the Innovation titled Harambee: Youth Employment Accelerator.
DIV @ USAID has created the Innovation titled PowerGen: The Small Power Distributor Model.
DIV @ USAID has created the Innovation titled PayGo Energy: Clean Cooking Fuel Sales, Distribution and Technology.
DIV @ USAID has created the Innovation titled Yaathum Biotech: Diagnostic Kit for Multidrug Resistant and Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.

Top Skills

Top skills being offered by Exchange members.

1,556 Lead or participate with a local innovation group near you
1,542 Participate with research or a study
1,449 Provide feedback on an innovation
1,447 Share resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
1,364 Join an innovation team
1,319 Be the Exchange Point of Contact for your innovation
1,277 Be listed in a speakers bureau when event planners are looking for great speakers around innovation and development
1,164 Evaluate/Review an innovation
1,153 Be a mentor
1,095 Test an innovation and provide feedback
1,038 Organize a event at your organization, work, school
999 Serve on a board of directors
993 Speak and be refereed to the press
981 Serve on the advisory group of the Exchange
960 Help amplify calls to action, and other cool activities via your social network
911 Share my knowledge of the market
882 Be on call to assist with a global emergency
846 Training

Top Sectors

Top sectors by Exchange member interests

2,152 Education
2,103 Economic Growth and Trade
1,772 Environment
1,667 Health
1,615 Agriculture
1,563 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
1,490 Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
1,287 Energy
1,127 Gender
1,101 Youth

Latest User Connections

Top Regions

Exchange members by region

1,431 Africa
837 Latin America / Caribbean
820 North America
816 Asia and Pacific
465 Europe and Eurasia
330 Middle East
207 Indonesia