Co-Design Summit

About Practical Impact Alliance Co-Design Summits

The MIT Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) was born out of D-Lab's conversations with industry leaders who craved the opportunity to get together with like-minded professionals to roll up their sleeves and bring about practical solutions to poverty. The annual PIA Co-Design Summit is a cornerstone of the PIA member activities and embodies this hands-on ethos. 

Leveraging D-Lab’s noted expertise in collaborative design, summits give PIA members experience with the real needs and challenges of working in developing markets, and local attendees have an opportunity to expose local products, services, ventures, needs, challenges, and opportunities to PIA members. 

PIA Co-Design Summit Fall 2018 to take place in Laayoune, Morocco November 26-December 2.

This year's summit will be co-hosted by the Phosboucraa Foundation to catalyze local innovation and entrepreneurship in the southern regions of Morocco. Adapting D-Lab’s Creative Capacity Building and Co-Design curriculums to local business development, the event will convene PIA members, key local stakeholders, and local entrepreneurs to develop promising businesses to lead the path for a vibrant local innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Read more about the event here. For non-PIA member participants, there is a registration fee for the event.

Registration for the summit is now open from until August 15th.

Apply today!