UNLEASH Plus 2022
It will be a hybrid learning experience for social and environmental innovation UNLEASH Plus is a leading global incubation program for solutions aiming to have a positive impact on the United Nations’ SDGs. The program is co-hosted by Lead Scale Partner, Chemonics International, and supports youth accelerate the launch and scale of disruptive solutions to address major sustainability challenges. UNLEASH is launching the fourth iteration of this program this week, aiming to gather +150 young participants from around the world. This year, UNLEASH Plus comes with a significant surprise: a hybrid model combining 6-months of online learning with a one-week physical bootcamp for top teams during the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab in India in November 2022. UNLEASH Plus 2022 will support up to 70 teams of talented youth through the program’s three phases: an exciting basecamp to kick-off the program, meet peers from around the world, and best prepare for the months ahead, a 21-week practical online learning program focusing on solution development, and a one-week physical bootcamp during the UNLEASH Global Innovation lab in Karnataka (India) at the end of the year. Throughout the program, teams will build a comprehensive strategy to launch their solution for large-scale impact, including subjects related to lean management, go-to-market, financials, impact measurement, fundraising and designing for scale. Their growth will be based on a combination of online learning, practical workshops and targeted mentoring from world-class experts. In addition, team members will benefit from critical leadership and team effectiveness training through Potentialife, a transformational program based on positive psychology and neuroscience. “It is always very inspiring to follow the transformational journey of UNLEASH Plus teams during the 6 months that the program lasts. This year it will be even more exciting to welcome the teams to the Global Innovation Lab in Karnataka (India), where they will be able to culminate their virtual learning by spending a week getting ready to pitch their solutions at Dragons’ Den”, says Chairman of UNLEASH Professor Flemming Besenbacher.