Pioneering a new diamond world through innovation
We’re thinking about the future, today.
We are always looking ahead to anticipate what’s next.
IGNITE™ — the name given to De Beers Group’s corporate innovation strategy — is our comprehensive approach to establishing full spectrum innovation. From fundamental research, incubation, commercial technologies to 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 ideas, 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.
Partnerships & Ideation
De Beers Group Ventures brings 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.
Blog: Seven key elements for building a corporate innovation system — reflections on the first two years of De Beers Group Ignite™
Neil Ventura shares his thoughts on corporate innovation at De Beers Group.
Join us at the annual PDAC 2021 Convention from March 8-11, known as one of the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining events.