This October, youth from the Brazilian Amazon will get together to solve some of the most critical challenges that the region is facing. Combining their own lived experiences with UNLEASH’s Innovation Methodology, they will collaborate on finding solutions to environmental accountability and land rights; economic development and bio-economy; waste on land and in water; and health and sanitation, amongst others.  


The program will take place in Manaus, Brazil and conducted entirely in Portuguese.


Applications will open in late July.


The Innovation Process

In our programs, we use the unique UNLEASH Innovation Methodology to enable young people to translate sustainability challenges into impactful solutions for the SDGs. Our methodology is built around a collaborative innovation process, based on human-centered design principles. In a nutshell, human-centered design starts with focusing on the people you want to design for and ends with tangible products or services, developed to suit their specific needs. The process follows five steps:


Problem Framing

Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights


Brainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem



Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life


Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting



Planning and launching impactful solutions

The Program

October 14

Opening Ceremony

October 15 – 18
Innovation Process
December 19

Solutions Festival | Pitching Showcase | Closing Event

October 14

Opening Ceremony

October 19

Solutions Festival | Pitching Showcase | Closing Event

October 15 – 18

Innovation Process

Solutions from previous Innovation Labs

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