Innovation Management

What we do

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SEA partners with public and private organizations to co-create market-leading Frontier Solutions that will drive tomorrow’s economy.

SEA partners with public and private organizations to co-create market-leading Frontier
Solutions that will drive tomorrow’s economy. 

We advise existing public and private organizations as well as new market entrants on asset-light(software, platforms, marketplaces and tools) business models and investable opportunities in line with the sector developments of the community in focus. Our Approach to Innovation Management is designed to leverage the collective knowledge of the community to pilot new innovation ideas and scale solutions that work.

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

The building blocks of Innovation

New technologies provide access to entirely new capabilities, allowing us to reimagine the business models we use to create and capture value. Our sector-specific approach to innovation monitors and manages this evolving landscape.

Disruptive Technologies

Advancements in technology fundamentally change the way we create value, providing new and powerful building blocks with each disruptive iteration. 

Transformative Business Models

These disruptive technologies enable entirely new capabilities, allowing us to reimagine the business models we use to create and capture value. 

Capacity Building

As new markets are born and old markets evolve, the needs from labor become more specific. Capacity building is critical for the success of many technology-enabled systems. 

Directed Collaboration

Identifying solutions, iterating upon them and scaling them to the broader community requires directed collaboration driven by identification and alignment of shared value opportunities.

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

A Plug-and-Play Approach to Managing Innovation

Innovation effectively expands the amount of value that can be created and captured from our limited knowledge and resources. It allows us to deliver new goods and products, bring forward new types of organizations and services, and in more general terms develop new ideas and concepts. Our Approach to innovation is designed to create a plug-and-play approach to managing innovation. 

What are Frontier Solutions?

Frontier Solutions

Frontier Solutions are about expanding the existing realm of solutions through innovation and the use of known technologies in novel ways. This approach provides a powerful framework to structure our communities and the innovation efforts within them.

  1. 1
    Does this sector have sufficient concentration of SGBs?

    SEA focuses on sectors of the economy that have high concentrations of Small & Growing Businesses(SGBs). We believe the nature of the 2nd ICT Revolution will empower these businesses and enable scalable, broad-based growth. 

  2. 2
    Is this industry exposed to digital disruption? (gatekeepers, intermediaries etc.)

    Certain sectors are more exposed to digital disruption than others. We look to build communities in sectors where scalable technologies (platforms, IoTs, content distribution etc.) can have a marked impact at the entrepreneurial level. 

  3. 3
    Are there existing communities/networks supporting this industry?

    Building a community is hard enough as it is. We look for sectors where existing networks are active, enabling us to 'tap into' a system to more easily scale our impact. 

  4. 4
    What are the limits to connectivity and access?

    Building a community is hard enough as it is. We look for sectors where existing networks are active, enabling us to 'tap into' a system to more easily scale our impact. 

    SEA is an L3C that builds industry-specific social enterprise accelerators to scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions and generate deal flow for impact-oriented investors.

    ADDRESS

    New York | Boston | Nairobi

    EMAIL

    info@sea.africa