TED Institute

We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary organizations around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights.

What is the TED Institute?

Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. The culmination is an event produced, filmed, and hosted by TED, generating a growing library of valuable TED Talks that can spur innovation and transform organizations.

Who should apply?

Partners who participate in this program are selected based on the richness of their experience, the breadth of their enterprise, and the potential to create impact by leveraging TED’s storytelling, curation, and strategic thinking capabilities. Ideal members of the TED Institute are also keen to invest and participate in the larger TED eco-system. TED Institute partners join the broader TED community with engagements at TED conferences in order to share insights from within their organizations to many of the world's most influential minds.

TED Institute events


Jointly produced by TED and UPS, TED@UPS brought speakers from across the UPS community to the stage, putting a spotlight on ideas, projects and insights that highlight the importance of pushing forward through obstacles.
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TED@IBM was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the IBM community. Jointly produced by TED and IBM, the event put a spotlight on ideas, data and insights that celebrates the thinkers reimagining our world.
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TED@StateStreet showcased ideators from across the State Street organization. Jointly produced by TED and State Street, the event explored the forces driving change today and the different ways that we can harness them.
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TED@BCG was an event produced by TED in conjunction with our partner, the Boston Consulting Group. The event gathered together leaders from business, academia, and society who have been at the forefront of change and transformation. The TED@BCG series of events were held in Singapore and San Francisco in October 2013, in Berlin in October 2014, and in London in June 2015.
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TED@Unilever put a spotlight on ideas, projects and insights that will contribute to shifting perspectives and imagining a brighter future.
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TED@Intel was an opportunity for speakers from Intel to share ideas and visions about "Future in progress."
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