We use rapid prototyping and Agile production methods to create everything from physical and digital platforms, organizational design, and experimental policy, with a focus on solving problems within Third Sector, NGO's, and governments.
Karakoram was born as the 'Developmental Innovation Group' within Glorious Labs, a hardware VR company based in London and Singapore that was named the UN Development Program (UNDP)'s 'Innovation Partner of Record' throughout Asia/Pacific in 2015. In 2020, due to the increase in innovation and developmental innovation challenges caused by COVID-19, Karakoram was formally split off into an independent entity with a core remit to focus on solving technical innovation challenges around the world.
Innovation is not a zero-sum game. The more people with access to resources, the better.
Differing perspectives build value and provide a competitive advantage.
Economic motives should be used to support positive changes in society and environment.
We differentiate ourself by focusing on developing solutions in-country, on the ground, and in partnership with the people most impacted by the challenges. Through empathetic listening with local communities and with rapid iterative prototyping, we solve problems faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than traditional consultancies.