Category: current projects

Launching Catapult East Africa Hub!

We are launching the Catapult Design East Africa Regional Hub! Catapult is partnering with Implement, a Kenya-based design firm run by Payan ole-MoiYoi, in order to develop high-quality and appropriate products and services capable of driving positive change in Africa and beyond. Through the Hub, both organizations are able to leverage each other’s expertise, capacity, and strategic locations… Read more »

Project ACTION: Prioritizing User Needs to Accelerate Contraceptive Innovation

We’re excited to announce our latest collaboration! Project ACTION aims to better understand and prioritize unmet needs of women related to modern contraceptive methods in order to catalyze opportunities and innovation in contraceptive product development. Our team of human-centered designers, market researchers, and expert/strategic advisers includes Catapult Design, Matchboxology, PSI, along with independent advisors. The… Read more »

The 2017 Innovation Challenge video is here!

Get to know the six finalists – Timothy Clani Jr’s Mobile Automotive Technician, Laura Clelland’s Salt Woman (formerly Diabetes Source), Shayla Yellowhair, Edward Chato-Seaton‘s Rezlist, Cyndi Frank, and Amber Kanazbah Crotty’s Beauty is Restored Family Farms. We’re looking forward to following their journey! In January 2017, we launched an open competition to identify high-potential Native American entrepreneurs with… Read more »

Catapult Design receives NEA grant to host social innovation competition

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $25,000 to Catapult Design to host a social innovation competition on the Navajo… Read more »