UNLEASH Innovation Lab - The biggest talent program for the UN Sustainable Development Goals takes place in Singapore, May 30 – June 6
UNLEASH is a global innovation lab, bringing together 1,000 carefully selected young talents from more than 100 countries, to collaborate on ideas and solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2017, the inaugural UNLEASH was held in August in Denmark. Last November, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was handed the host country torch for UNLEASH 2018 by Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. “We each have a valuable contribution to make to sustainable development. I am happy that Singapore’s private sector will be hosting UNLEASH 2018 and doing their part for the Sustainable Development Agenda. This gathering of young, creative and innovative minds will harness the power of human ingenuity, to create imaginative solutions that achieve the SDGs,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says.
For the upcoming event in May and June, UNLEASH has handpicked 1,000 talents from more than 100 countries and will work on themes and challenges related to the SDGs, including Food, Health, Education & ICT, Water & Sanitation, Energy, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Supply Chain & Consumption, and Climate Action..
An 8-day program to spark innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
UNLEASH starts on May 30 at 2 PM where talents will be guided through a day of activities at NTU’s The Wave.
Starting May 31, the talents go through a four-day Innovation Lab held at University Town, NUS and The Hive, NTU. The talents form teams that work on solutions within their area of expertise. The lab is facilitated by Deloitte, who has continued their involvement in UNLEASH from last year.
On June 5, talents pitch their solutions to experts, mentors and peers. Talents then go on to showcase their solutions at the market place, which is held alongside Temasek’s Ecosperity conference at Suntec City. This event is open to the public, and people can stop by for inspiration and speak to the talents.
On the final day of UNLEASH, five winning teams are picked to receive special awards at the UNLEASH Awards Show at Suntec City. Here, local and international stakeholders convene to celebrate the work of the talents and be inspired by international speakers.