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.

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RESEARCH

Our scientists work collaboratively to close critical knowledge gaps, providing a foundation for innovation.

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INCUBATION

We nurture new technology products, services and business models rapidly and economically to drive growth.

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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.

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Ecosystem Partnerships,
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

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Tracr

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.

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GemFair

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.

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Lightbox Jewelry

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.

News

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.

De Beers Group Commercial Technologies

Join De Beers Group Ignite™ at the PDAC 2021 Virtual Trade Show

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.

Tracr™ received recognition at the JNA’s first virtual awards ceremony

Tracr™ clinched the Digital Business, Industry Innovation of the Year award in October 2020 at the JNA Awards.

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