UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1,000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas, and build lasting global networks around the Sustainable Development Goals. UNLEASH is a non-profit started in 2017. Since 2017, UNLEASH has been held in Denmark and in Singapore. In 2019, UNLEASH will take place in Shenzhen in China.
UNLEASH Innovation Lab source global top talents with the vision and drive required to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world.
Accelerate next generation ideas and partner talents with individuals, companies, NGOs, government agencies, investors and foundations that are at the forefront of innovation and global development.
Support winning ideas towards realization through ongoing support, online hubs, and a venture fund setup which can ensure financial backing of the most transformative and viable ideas. The winning ideas can both be for profit and non-profit.
In less than two years, UNLEASH has gathered 2,000 talents from 143 countries, developed 370 tangible solutions to the SDGs, partnered with +300 organizations, and been recognized as one of the world’s most influential sustainability brands.
The next UNLEASH Innovation Lab will take place in Shenzhen, China between 6-13 November 2019.
UNLEASH talents are selected based on an assessment of five criteria:
- Demonstrated passion and commitment to solving the world’s pressing challenges
- Possession of a creative and innovative mindset
- Willingness to engage in co-creation with peers and experts
- High proficiency in English with the ability to engage in complex discussions
- Approximately 20-35 years of age
As such, applicants will not qualify for UNLEASH if they have a specific idea for a solution to the SDGs that they are intending on pursuing further, and are unwilling to work on a completely new idea or to challenge their existing idea significantly.
All costs related to participation in the program will be covered by the UNLEASH association, including flight travel to Singapore, accommodation, food, curriculum and facilitation for the entire event.