Our Work

Managing DFID UK's Business Innovation Facility in India

Business Innovation Facility (BIF) is funded by DFID (Department for International Development), the external aid agency of the UK Government. BIF supports companies as they develop and implement inclusive businesses that expand opportunities for people at the BOP. The Facility is currently present across five countries Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia and Intellecap is the Country Manager for BIF in India.

Intellecap’s Approach

As Country Manager, Intellecap provided advice and technical assistance to private sector companies participating in the Facility. Intellecap Clients for BIF include Tata Consulting Services, Hindustan Unilever, and MCX among others. Intellecap also organized several workshops that brought together over 100 companies exploring and engaging with inclusive business.

Results

Intellecap provided technical assistance support to its Clients for BIF to develop sustainable business models for the ‘Inclusive Business’ initiatives undertaken by these organizations. For instance Intellecap designed a distribution model and partnership strategy for Hindustan Unilever’s low cost water purifier (Pureit) by evaluating non-MFI channel partners.