Ecosystem Accelerator

Ecosystem Accelerator

Realising the potential of mobile innovation at scale

Our mission is to build synergies between start-ups and mobile operators, with the aim to scale innovative and sustainable mobile services in emerging markets.

Despite an increasing number of mobile products and services in emerging markets, reaching scale is still a challenge for most. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator works to bridge the gap between operators and innovators, enabling strong partnerships that support the growth of commercially sustainable mobile products and services.

By opening the dialogue between innovators and operators, the programme helps operators contribute their assets and expertise to the most promising ideas. This will in turn support innovators to secure the funding and direction they require in order to bring their products and services to scale.

In fostering these partnerships, we can bring the most impactful mobile solutions to the people and places that need them most, generating the greatest socio-economic impact.

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Latest Publications

Ecosystem Accelerator Compass: Insights on Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets, Issue 7

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Friday 17 Apr 2020 | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We’d like to present the newest issue in our updated quarterly publication — the Ecosystem Accelerator Compass. This publication helps our stakeholders navigate the world of start-ups and mobile technology in emerging markets. The ...

Sehat Kahani: Improving women’s healthcare experience in Pakistan

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Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 | Asia and Australia | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Gender | Mobile health | Pakistan | Report |

Sehat Kahani ('Story of Health') is a digital health start-up in Pakistan that is democratising healthcare by connecting home-based female doctors with communities where access to quality healthcare is limited. We spoke to users and ...

Digital Transformation – The Role of Mobile Technology in Papua New Guinea

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Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Asia and Australia | Digital literacy | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Mobile access and use | Papua New Guinea | Report | State of the industry and trends |

Under the theme of 'Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future', the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2018 sessions prioritised how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could promote inclusive ...

GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Start-up Portfolio

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Friday 22 Mar 2019 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We are pleased to reveal the full portfolio of 35 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund start-ups. This includes all of the start-ups from all three rounds of funding, providing information on who they are, what they do and any ...


The Ecosystem Accelerator programme is supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Australian Government, the GSMA and its members.
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