About us

Who we are

Ilm Ideas 2 is a four-year programme in Pakistan funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is managed by Cambridge Education, a member of the Mott MacDonald Group.

What we do

Ilm Ideas 2 aims to engage a wide range of players, primarily from the private sector, to develop innovative approaches to improving the supply and demand for quality of education in Pakistan. Ilm Ideas 2 supports education innovations that positively impact the poorest children and young people.

The programme has three strands:

  1. Ilm Ideas 2 supports new businesses (start-ups) who want to improve quality or access to education, to develop their ideas into a successful business. The programme does this by working with business incubators in Pakistan who find and support education startups through the early stages of developing their ideas.
  2. Ilm Ideas 2 provides grant funding and advice to organisations or businesses that are already working on education challenges, such as access or quality, to scale up to reach more children and improve the educational outcomes of their interventions.
  3. Ilm Ideas 2 aims to mobilise support and interest for education innovation in the private and public sector to ensure that support to new innovations continues after the programme closes.
Grantees

Grantees

Ilm Ideas 2 partners with organisations and companies with proven innovative and financially sustainable education solutions, and provides funding to help scale up their interventions.

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Incubators

Incubators

Ilm Ideas 2 partners with business and tech incubators across Pakistan to support startups working on innovative education products and solutions.

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