The UNLEASH Innovation Lab will take place in Shenzhen, China in 2019 from November 6-13. After being selected to participate, talents will meet at the Opening Ceremony where speakers from around the world will introduce them to the SDGs and each other. The talents will then split into teams based on their SDG-focus. The themes for this year’s lab are: Good Health & Well-Being, Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Industry & Infrastructure,  Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption & Production, and Climate Action. The teams will then go through an innovation process designed by UNLEASH. After five days, the talents pitch their ideas to mentors, experts and investors and the best solutions are picked. UNLEASH ends with a Closing Ceremony, where solutions are celebrated along with VIPs from China and abroad.

Nov 6

Welcome to Shenzhen

UNLEASH kicks-off in Shenzhen with an Opening Ceremony to welcome and inspire talents, introduce core partners, explore the city, build relations and meet their team.

Nov 7-11

The Innovation Lab

Talents break into different thematic areas relating to the United Nations’ SDGs and districts in to co-create solutions in teams supported by experts, facilitators and investors.

Nov 12-13

Closing ceremony

Talents pitch their ideas in front of their peers and a jury, and winning solutions are showcased at the Closing Ceremony, featuring key notes by VIPs and partners.

Themes for UNLEASH 2019

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