TED Institute

We know that innovative ideas, cutting-edge research 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 fact-checking and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and finetune ideas. The culmination is an event that is produced, filmed and hosted by TED, generating a growing library of valuable, vetted TED Talks that showcase original research, spur innovation and can 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, the significance of their research 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 ecosystem. TED Institute partners join the broader TED community with engagements at TED conferences in order to share insights and research from within their organizations with many of the world's most influential minds.

To learn how to bring TED Institute to your organization, email partnerships@ted.com.


TED Institute partners

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Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

TED curator Cyndi Stivers opens TED@WellsFargo at the Knight Theater on February 5, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) World-changing ideas that unea...

Catalyze: The talks from TED@NAS

Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences, opens TED@NAS at The National Academy of Sciences on November 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED)...

Unlock: The talks of TED@BCG 2019

Seema Bansal hosts Session 2 of TED@BCG: Unlock — a day of talks and performances exploring how we can reach our full potential — at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai on September 24, 201...
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