On May 14-15, 2018, we organized the Innovation Lab as part of the ideation phase of the journey, where the 15 participating companies conceptualized their ideas into solutions based on global expertise from UNDP, Business Call to Action, UN Global Compact and other subject experts. Prior to the Innovation Lab, the 15 companies had been through a process of identifying 1-2 ideas (a new product, service, business model, approach etc.), which are likely to have significant business potential as well as SDG impact. The overall purpose of the lab was then to further refine these ideas into actionable concepts and plans. Monitor Deloitte is the implementing partner on the innovation programme.

The Innovation Lab is part of the Innovation Journey component of SDG Accelerator. The Innovation Journey mixes three individual sessions, a joint Innovation Lab and an Acceleration workshop, together supporting the design of new business solutions with impact on the SDGs. 

Read more about the Innovation Lab in the concept note.

 

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