What is the A,B,C of DEF?
Partner with startups/MSMEs to develop technology platforms leading to the empowerment of underserved/unserved communities
Mentor social enterprises to grow and create sustainable impact at scale
Facilitate demonstrations by social entrepreneurs, experts, and change-makers
The 360 Approach
We are living in a world that is transforming every day. In such an extraordinary era of technological and social revolution, it’s critical to ensure that we enable participation of all without any biases or constraints. Digital Economy Foundation (DEF) is a step in this direction to do our bit. We bring together bright minds and deep expertise in diverse areas to act fast, learn fast, and thus cause a sustainable transformation at scale.
Digital Economy is the key driver of innovation, competitiveness, and growth of countries. At the same time, we need to invest capital, knowledge and build infrastructure that addresses the digital divide. We need to think of the world as a universal set of many communities with unique needs and challenges. One solution may not serve all and thus will remain a dream goal. We also appreciate the fact that no organization has a complete understanding, capacity, and agility to cause an inclusive transformation at scale. We strongly believe that startups and social enterprises will play a leading role in the creation of a digital economy.
We are a proud collaborator and are eager to mobilize the best team to support the startup and social enterprises leveraging ‘the 360 approach’.‘The 360 approach’, keeps the beneficiary as a participant of a local community, at the core to design a solution. The solution comprises of convergence of best in class technology, rapid testing, and aims at quick adoption by users.
SDG GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG GOAL 4: Quality Education
SDG GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
SDG GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
COVID-19 has demonstrated the critical importance of the digital economy. As each country will follow a different recovery path, one needs to ensure that the five components of the digital economy: digital infrastructure, digital platforms, digital entrepreneurship, digital financial services, and digital skills remain intact. Digital capabilities drive the transformation of our nations and our economies. Our top priorities include
Digital skills, capabilities, and platforms
Digital financial services for all
Impact bonds, and innovative financing models
An organization committed to empowering people by adopting unconventional, innovative, and scalable approaches leading to an inclusive digital economy
The Digital Economy Foundation (DEF) is an independent not-for-profit organization. We converge and collaborate to facilitate meaningful engagement of diverse actors in the social sector, bringing in the relevant expertise related to the digital transformation of a country. We are based in India and are excited to participate in the mission of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
DEF is registered as a Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. DEF is also recognized as a social sector startup by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.