Since 2008 the PopTech Fellows programs have identified, trained and mentored 155 highly successful innovators, scientists and domain experts. This alumni group serves as the innovation engine of our organization and exemplifies our belief in the power of collaboration as a tool for change and progress against global challenges. The expertise of this unique network of change-makers routinely contributes to PopTech-supported initiatives, exploratory labs and a variety of consultative endeavors.
SOCIAL INNOVATION FELLOWS PROGRAM
Around the world, visionary change agents are hard at work incubating new approaches to the planet’s toughest challenges. Yet they’re often doing so without taking advantage of the latest tools and thinking in technology, communications and innovation – or a network of experts, peers, and supporters who can help them truly change the world. The "PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program" is designed to help fill that gap.
SCIENCE FELLOWS PROGRAM
At a time when our nation and our planet face unprecedented challenges, the sciences have a more important role to play in society than ever before. Yet today surprisingly few working scientists and researchers become visible, actively engaged public leaders. The "*PopTech Science Fellows Program*":/sciencefellows aims to address these issues by developing a corps of highly visible and socially engaged scientific leaders.
A periodic collaborative endeavor of PopTech and the Rockefeller Foundation, the "Bellagio/PopTech Fellows" brings together a small, interdisciplinary group of scientists, designers, technologists and social innovators at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy for immersion residencies. The program is a unique incubator for unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a tool for creative problem-solving. Please note, there will not be a residency in 2015.