The insight2impact (i2i) portal recently appointed the science and technology company, Vizzuality, as their service provider for the next 12 months. The team consists of engineers, designers, strategists and scientists, who will be working with our portal manager, Michael dos Santos, to design and develop a ruby on rails application for the upcoming i2i portal. Three members of the i2i team, Celina Lee, Dumisani Dube and Michael dos Santos, recently visited Vizzuality's head office in Madrid for a three-day orientation on what would be expected from the upcoming portal. Great ideas and suggestions were tabled, (mind-maps, wireframes and structure prioritisation, for example) and significant strides were made in narrowing the portal’s vision. We are now proud to say that development is well on its way.

The first phase of the portal will have over 15 FinScope datasets from eight countries, which will feature the sophistication levels of FinScopes, whilst focusing on simplicity of use. i2i is very excited to have such a young and vibrant team on board, and will continue to post updates on the upcoming launch. If you wish to be notified of a beta launch or to become a beta tester, email our portal manager at