We’re thinking about the future, today.
We are always looking ahead to anticipate what’s next.
De Beers Group Ignite is the group’s core innovation team, spearheading De Beers’ overall corporate approach to innovation. The team engages in a full spectrum of innovation activities, from fundamental research, incubation, commercial technologies to ecosystem partnerships and corporate venturing. We help imagine the future and bring it to life.
Our scientists work collaboratively to close critical knowledge gaps, providing a foundation for innovation.
We nurture new technology products, services and business models rapidly and economically to drive growth.
TECH SALES & SERVICES
Our combined research and incubation approaches enable us to develop and commercialise new, cutting-edge technologies, products and services in the diamond world and beyond.
Ventures & Ideation
We bring together entrepreneurs and technology start-ups from all over the world to help shape a new diamond industry.
Innovation at De Beers Group
In an industry first, Tracr blends a number of technologies, including blockchain, to create an industry platform capable of tracking a diamond across the value chain.
GemFair is a digital solution designed to connect artisanal miners to the global market. We purchase rough diamonds from approved locations and miners, helping to improve conditions and livelihoods.
In May 2018, we launched Lightbox, a fashion jewellery brand featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Our first move into laboratory-grown diamond jewellery, Lightbox is a great example of business model innovation.
De Beers Group is pleased to announce a US$2 million investment in Kelp Blue, an innovative mariculture start-up focused on growing underwater kelp forests.
De Beers Group Ignite shared how the company was using data to boost efficiency in the supply chain, and discussed how the push toward sustainability was influencing its programs.
The Rapaport editorial team reflect on the holiday season, delve into the dynamics of the antique-jewelry market and look back at their favorite “diamond” moments of 2021. Neil Ventura outlines De Beers’ approach to innovation and building new ventures.