Social innovation

Social innovation goals

2011 Build on the progress and experience of project implementation in 2010 by scaling and replicating flagship programs.

Progress: We scaled, expanded, and replicated several programs, including Early Infant Diagnosis, Global Authentication Service, HP Catalyst Initiative, HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE), and Social Innovation Relay.
Expand and accelerate our collaborative efforts to define, develop, and implement new and/or enhanced solutions for global health (in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6).

Millennium Development Goal 4 (reducing child mortality): HP continued its work with the Clinton Health Access Initiative to expand the Early Infant Diagnosis program to Uganda. We also developed an electronic patient-centered dashboard to help prevent human error in medical settings.
Millennium Development Goal 5 (improving maternal health): HP continued to support mothers2mothers by implementing an electronic database to help improve efficiency across the organization.
Millennium Development Goal 6 (combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases): HP and Positive Innovation for the Next Generation created a mobile app in Botswana and Kenya to track, respond to, and help prevent malaria epidemics. We continued to expand the Global Authentication Service, and in 2011 announced availability in India, allowing more people to verify the authenticity of their medication. We partnered with SafePoint Trust to develop a software platform to encourage medical staff to use a syringe only once and then discard it.
  Engage senior HP leadership to communicate HP's renewed commitment to global community involvement through pro bono and skill-based volunteering.

Progress: Our senior leaders established pro bono programs in various countries, including Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  Create necessary infrastructure, tools, metrics, and partnerships to enable strategic community involvement throughout the company at local, country, regional, and corporate levels.

Progress: We launched the Social Impact portal and network to help employees find volunteer opportunities. Moreover, the vast majority of HP employees are in a country with a Social Impact lead who helps identify volunteer opportunities that match an employee's interests.
  Pilot various signature programs that recognize HP employees' commitment to communities around the world.

Progress: We launched a new human resources pro bono program in China, where HP volunteers used their expertise in technology, engineering, human resources, manufacturing, and other areas to help local communities.
  Collaborate with global education leaders to improve educational opportunity, quality, and outcome in STEM+ education.

Progress: We expanded the HP Catalyst Initiative consortia by adding 21 new organizations.
  Reward solutions and create new models that incubate the innovative use of technology in formal and informal education.

Progress: We added a new consortium, STEM-preneur, and supported new education experiences in rural and urban settings.
  Build capacity in entrepreneurship education through the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) and the partnership with Junior Achievement (JA).

Progress: We added 40 new training centers in 2011—expanding the HP LIFE program to 340 training centers in 49 countries. HP LIFE continued to develop strong online and offline learning content in a variety of different languages. JA and HP launched the interactive, web-based competition, Social Innovation Relay. In its first year, nearly 10,000 students across 11 countries participated.