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Innovation in India: Getting more, from less, for more

This blog was originally posted in The Practitioner Hub by Parvathi Menon. I am just returning back from an exciting set of conversations with innovators and entrepreneurs from several African countries who participated at the SEED Symposium in Nairobi.

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Alchemize™: A catalytic methodology to trigger scale

Alchemize™ is an acceleration methodology designed and developed by the team at Innovation Alchemy. The approach is focused towards applying innovation thinking in a Social Enterprise context that is seeking to scale the impact of its work.

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Innovation, Business, & Enterprise: 2014 in Review

2014 has been an exciting year at Innovation Alchemy! Working on Innovation, Business and Enterprise often is. Here is a quick look at some highlights from the year, and a special thanks to our network of partners, friends and collaborators who make this journey fun!

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Addressing Nutrition’s Backend through Sanitation & Hygiene

A low-income family living in rural India sits down to a nutritious home-cooked meal. The mother attended nutrition courses led by her local Angawadi worker during pregnancy and so understands the importance of proper nutrition, both for herself as well as her children.  Each of her three children were breastfed, and she buys fortified products when she can. She includes lots of fruits and vegetables in her family’s diet. Unfortunately, however, her children have diarrhea often and are regularly sick. Despite her best efforts they remain

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The Large-scale Impact of Small-scale Financing Innovation on the Healthcare in India

Healthcare is BIG business, and as costs skyrocket worldwide, many are being left behind. While current healthcare spending in India exceeds Rs. 5 lakh crore, according to estimates by Technopak Healthcare, healthcare spending in India is due to reach $323 billion in 2023.  Indian’s pay on average 60% to 70% of healthcare costs out of pocket andthe insurance market is growing steadily, revenue from insurance premiums in India still only amounts to about Rs. 15,000 crore. Though healthcare costs in India pale in comparison to

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