Innosight Institute is collaborating with the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) Office of Global Social Innovation in the launch of a new global education grant program called the HP Catalyst Initiative. Through this initiative, HP will support thought-leading education institutions as they explore what the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can look like.

Each of five different consortia will explore a specific innovation theme and will receive more than $1 million in technology, cash, and professional assistance. The goal is to create international collaborative “sandboxes” of innovation to examine this future—one where students use their technical and creative ingenuity to address urgent social challenges in their communities and around the world. For 2010, this initiative is focused on 11 targeted countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Kenya, India, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information about the initiative and to explore eligibility for a grant, visit

Innosight Institute, along with other thought-leaders in education, will serve in an executive advisory capacity for the initiative. The HP Catalyst Initiative deadline to register an intent-to-apply is June 30, 2010. The application deadline is August 9, 2010.

In addition, the HP Catalyst Initiative needs reviewers. Experts and volunteers with education technology experience may submit an application to be a reviewer. The deadline to apply to be a reviewer is June 21st. Visit to apply online.


  • Michael B. Horn
    Michael B. Horn

    Michael B. Horn is Co-Founder, Distinguished Fellow, and Chairman at the Christensen Institute.