The Luc Hoffman Institute

Sourcing effective innovation for life on Earth

Innovation and transformative change are essential to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth. The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for this change, incubating the ideas that will make it happen.

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Innovation and transformative change are essential to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth. The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for this change, incubating the ideas that will make it happen.


Learn about what we do

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Forging new paths: our 2019-2020 annual report is out!

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is proud to present its 2019-2020 annual report. Read about why societal innovation for nature and people is important in a post-COVID-19 world, and about the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s unique way of innovating.

Discover our annual report here

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is proud to present its 2019-2020 annual report. Read about why societal innovation for nature and people is important in a post-COVID-19 world, and about the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s unique way of innovating.


Discover our annual report here



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Beyond Tourism in Africa is an innovation challenge that seeks to identify, incubate and promote innovative sources of income for rural communities in countries in Africa.
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Beyond Tourism in Africa is an innovation challenge that seeks to identify, incubate and promote innovative sources of income for rural communities in countries in Africa.


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What we’re working on together now

Call for proposals: Conducting a Multidimensional Biodiversity Index (MBI) for Switzerland

As part of a project to design and help implement a Multidimensional Biodiversity Index (MBI) for countries aiming to measure ...
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Forging new paths: our 2019-2020 annual report is out!

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is proud to present its 2019-2020 annual report. Read about why societal innovation for nature and ...
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Rhinos crossing a dirt road and a woman in colourful clothing smiling and dancing

Join the 10 September 2020 Beyond Tourism in Africa webinar to learn about the innovation challenge

How can communities earn income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector?Applications are now open for the Beyond Tourism in ...
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Who we work with

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WWF University of Cambridge Uni of Oxford IUCN The Value Web Future Earth WEF IIED Maliasili Sustainability Tour du Valat Birdlife International Bright green learning Graduate Institute of Geneva Impact Hub Kings College London Snap Partnership MAVA Nambia Nature Foundation University of Montana Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions NOMIS The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research Uni of Zurich Sustainability Deep Science Ventures Vizzuality African Leadership University - ALU Systemiq IUCN Human Wildlife Conflict Taskforce University of Boston UNEP-WCMC ETH Zurich University College London Griffith University University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute Wilderness Safaris Official website of the Swiss Government RCMRD WBCSD The Nature Conservancy: A World Where People & Nature The Lions Share Fund UNDP Global Environment Facility Resource Africa Internet of Elephants European Institute of Peace Global Challenges Research Fund