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Global Innovations in Good Work

Innovations are emerging worldwide to address the challenges of a rapidly changing future of work. Together with the Autodesk Foundation, we are developing a global mapping of innovations to help deepen and scale their impact. 

We believe entrepreneurship can make a significant contribution towards addressing future of work challenges. There are already many innovations in this space – from training programmes that teach workers at risk of automation how to code, to new unions experimenting with digital organising, to FinTech start-ups providing workers in the gig economy with access to sick pay.

But rapidly scaling new ideas can be very difficult, particularly those that aim to address systemic challenges. Turning even the most sophisticated worker-tech innovation into system-wide solution will usually require a complementary field of innovations, as well as intervention from larger, more powerful institutions, including the state.

What we’re doing

We're embarking on a period of research and engagement, connecting with organisations and individuals across Europe and Africa, in industries like engineering, design and construction, to understand what innovations have emerged in recent years. We will build an online directory to support policy making, collaboration and social investment.

To leverage the contribution of entrepreneurship and create opportunities for sustained collective impact, we will be developing the groundwork for a diverse global network, working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labour-market transforming technologies. For more about our network-building activities and how you can get involved, see our Good Work Guild.   

Get in touch

If you’re interested in learning more about the project, please get in touch with the team at futureofwork@rsa.org.uk

We’re particularly interested in projects based in Europe or Africa that address future of work challenges around skills and training, economic security, worker voice or diversity and inclusion. We’re also interested in hearing from policy makers, investors, unions and business leaders who are acting as courageous first movers on these issues.

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about this project.

Funders and partners

Join our Good Work Guild

We're bringing together a diverse global network of Fellows working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labor-market transforming technologies.

Future of Work

Helping everyone, regardless of background or starting point, find good work in an age of technological change.

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