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Maximizing the innovation capability of MSF.

In the humanitarian sector, where responding quickly to rapidly emerging crisis situations is absolutely crucial, humanitarian organizations struggle to maintain a balance between addressing short-term needs and building the capability to meet long-term challenges. MSF Sweden Innovation Unit explores a human-centered approach for promoting a culture of innovation within MSF, to more effectively co-create innovations that save lives and alleviate suffering.

“How can we maximize the innovation capability of humanitarian actors to more effectively save lives and alleviate suffering?”

Our Approach

Human-centred innovation.

 

HUMANS

We deploy a human-centred innovation approach, involving a wide range of stakeholders to explore challenges and opportunities facing MSF in the field.

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PRODUCTS

We carry out concrete design and development cases, addressing operational needs through exploration of products, technologies and services.

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PROCESSES

We design and implement new organizational processes and practices, aimed at improving the innovation capability of individuals and teams.

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Our Work

Our cases range from cold-chain indicators and autoclaves to enhancing innovation capabilities within the organization.

 

Our Values

The foundation for innovation.

 

 

1

Proximity to field

We are heavily user-centred, valuing access to the needs in real field contexts.
2

Co-creation

We rely on strong partnerships inside and outside of MSF, across sectors, organizations and disciplines.
3

Systematic

We strive to be well-organized and systematic, to allow for effective scaling and maximum impact.
4

Failing forward

We promote a culture of iteration and experimentation, where accelerating our learning curve is key.
5

Impact

We are aiming for ideas with real impact, requiring a balance between long-term vision and short-term action.

Contact Us

Address

MSF Sweden Innovation Unit
Fredsborgsgatan 24
Box 47021
SE-100 74 Stockholm
SWEDEN

Contact person

David Veldeman (E-mail)
Head of Innovation Unit
Phone: +46 (0)10 199 32 00 (Reception)