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

Building ecosystems: identifying tech start-up enablers in ASEAN

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Thursday 23 Jun 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Policy and regulation | Public-Private | Report | Research | Resource |

This report identifies and analyses the main ecosystem enablers for a thriving tech start-up economy in ASEAN low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Scaling digital platforms through partnerships: The value of collaboration between mobile operators and digital platforms in emerging economies

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Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Digital platforms, defined as technology-enabled business models that create value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, have the potential to transform emerging economies in Africa and Southeast Asia by ...

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 ...

The Ecosystem Accelerator programme is supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Australian Government, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GSMA and its members.