GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab

A testing ground for transformative digital solutions.

The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab is a GSMA-led global industry initiative that takes a hands-on approach to research, testing and development of the inclusive technologies of the future.

The Lab benefits from guidance received from leading industry figures making up its global Advisory Group: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GoPay, IDEMIA, KaiOS, Telenor, the University of Washington, VEON and Vodafone. The Advisory Group will help to assess, prioritise and contribute towards potential project ideas received by the Lab.

Core focus areas

The Lab works on a range of areas that drive inclusion, including the openness and interoperability of payment systems, service accessibility for women and vulnerable user populations, digital identities for unregistered people, and more. The GSMA, together with industry stakeholders, will establish impactful proofs of concept aimed at increasing financial and digital inclusion for the underserved. We will ensure the learnings and Lab-developed solutions are available to the wider industry.

How to join the Inclusive Tech Lab

If you are interested in collaborating with us on the Inclusive Tech Lab we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us at For more information on what the Lab involved and how to apply, watch the video and webinar below.

More information

The Inclusive Tech Lab is advised by: