PopTech and the Rockefeller Foundation periodically partner on a joint Fellows program that brings together small, interdisciplinary groups of designers, economists, technologists and social innovators for an immersive residencey at the Rockefeller Foundation’s renowned Bellagio Center on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.

The Bellagio/PopTech Fellows program is designed to be a unique incubator of unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration around critical topics relevant to the lives of poor and vulnerable populations, and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a profound tool for creative problem-solving and solution development.

Fellows and catalysts work together to imagine new approaches to complex challenges. Outputs include white papers, documentary shorts and presentations that serve to highlight our work and process.