The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: the pace of taking innovation to scale. On average, it takes 17 years for an innovation to scale from an idea to widespread impact. CARE seeks to radically disrupt and improve this timeline by identifying and cultivating innovations with high propensity for growth. CARE has a strong tradition of evolution to meet changing needs in the world– the CARE Scale X Design Accelerator builds upon this extraordinary past and create a CARE of the future that serves as a platform for multiplying impact.

The Scale X Design (SxD) Impact Accelerator is part of the CARE Scale X Design Challenge, scheduled for January 2017 in New York City, which will bring together designers, investors, development practitioners and CARE staff to celebrate proven and promising programs that have shown true impact to combat and reduce the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice. Challenge winners will receive cash awards and dedicated support from within and outside CARE to work on taking their proven interventions to scale for larger impact. Register now!