IIP invests directly into companies we believe have the potential to deliver commercial returns alongside innovation that drives positive social change.
In 2014 IIP invested into 3C Collective, an innovative UK-based company that has developed an affordable, long-lasting, alcohol-free, antibacterial and germ-kill hand sanitizer focused toward low income consumers in emerging markets. The company currently is preparing for the launch of its commercial pilot to test this product for use in urban slums in India.
We believe that investments into businesses that are innovating within the healthcare and sanitation sectors, and that focus on a mass-market and low-income consumer demographic, have the potential to generate significant financial return while also reducing illness and mortality at scale. 3C's innovative product has the potential both to improve millions of people's lives and also to deliver solid commercial returns.
IIP is working closely with 3C to launch its business into India across urban slums.
IIP has established a partnership with GestureTek Health, an innovative healthcare technology company focused on the high growth rehabilitation sector. GestureTek Inc. is a Canadian-based world leader in interactive gesture-controlled technology. Over the past 28 years the company has proven its success as inventor and innovator within this field. GestureTek is preparing to roll out and grow its health division, which uses the company's award winning and patent-protected technology in a versatile family of products aimed at the health, healing and rehabilitation sector.
GestureTek Health is a market leader for virtual reality in rehabilitation. Its current expansion plans are supported by a strong foundation of success in patent-protected technology, product development and global sales. GestureTek products – in use by physical and occupational therapists for several decades – create an engaging rehabilitation program that promotes quicker recovery, and studies have demonstrated enhanced physical and cognitive results in treatment for stroke, autism, trauma and injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, among others. With scale GestureTek Health could impact millions of lives in developed and developing markets.
The team at IIP has significant expertise in global healthcare. Through this joint venture IIP is working with GestureTek Health to build its business globally across product categories and markets.