The IBM Sustainability Accelerator provides end-to-end support, from the ideation, with a technical roadmap to scale long-term impact and drive key societal outcomes.
The IBM Sustainability Accelerator will support each selected organization for up to two years. During this timeframe, IBM will conduct a 360-degree project with each selected nonprofit or government organization, delivering custom tools, scientific expertise, and mentorship while building community among the participants. Wherever possible, projects will be delivered with local resources, in local languages, and by local IBMers. This brings IBM closer to the needs of organizations and their stakeholders, enabling IBM to provide field-ready assets to support local communities and produce local outcomes.
The project will be executed in two phases: 1) Ideation and 2) Development and Implementation. In Phase 1, engagements will kick off with the IBM Garage, IBM’s proven methodology to apply design thinking and agile techniques to fast-track meaningful innovation and drive lasting culture change. In the second phase, based on the analysis and roadmaps established on Phase 1, IBM experts will configure IBM technology and other resources to help participants meet their community and environmental impact goals.
Throughout the experience, IBM provides organizations with IBM Cloud and IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite Data APIs credits as well as technical mentorship to advance the initiative of focus within the Accelerator.