lab of tomorrow - new ways to new business
The lab of tomorrow fosters the development of new business-driven solutions for specific problems affecting developing and emerging countries.
On behalf of the German Federal Government, we bring together European and in-country companies, customers and specialists to collaborate on developing successful business ideas for solving countries’ problems, such as the supply of medicines in Kenya or rural electrification in Uganda.
Three things make the lab special:
The lab operates in the real world: practical solutions are identified and developed for a real problem.
The lab is creative: its extraordinary blend of participants from different backgrounds turns out highly innovative business ideas.
The lab is cooperative: companies pool their resources to jointly develop business models.
These factors realised in seven labs have given rise to 42 promising business ideas.
The lab of tomorrow creates business ideas and inspires all kinds of companies – from the small IT start-up to global players such as Merck and Siemens – to solve a specific problem affecting a developing or emerging country.
For the first time the ‘lab of tomorrow’ innovation workshop was held directly in the partner country of a German development cooperation. The commitment of our strong partners, TUI Group and three Egypt-based GIZ projects commissioned by BMZ, contributed to the successful and dedicated participation of 49 innovators.
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More and better skilled staff for the Egyptian tourism sector: "think big - start small."
The President of Zambia has declared the promotion of e-government as one of the priorities of his presidency; giving ZAMeT, a mobile-based electronic tax system, a great push.
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ZAMeT - a prototype taking big steps in Zambia
The next phase in the battle against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nairobi, Kenya launched in May 2017.
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Reality check in Kenya – a quiz on health
In Kenya an estimated 64% of the local mango production are wasted every year. Wheeling Foods aims to reduce the waste by producing high quality mango powder from the unwanted fruits.
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“The lab of tomorrow is a great window into structured innovation, inspiring & active. It was a great opportunity to meet collaborative people from multiple sectors.”
Dr. Mohamed A. Aziz Abed
Consultant with TÜV Nord Egypt & Ministry of Tourism, Lecturer at October 6 University and Trainer at Egyptian Tourism Federation
„The lab of tomorrow is about new opportunities and being inspired by people from other countries, with a multicultural approach, needed in the tourism industry! I need more and soon :)”
Ainhoa Raso Canals
Senior Consultant at Cegos Spain
„The lab of tomorrow is doing great things together“
Head of Operations at TUI Hotels & Resorts
“The lab of tomorrow gives the chance for rapidly quick solution processes for the issues that move us!”
Head of the GIZ project “Enhancement of the Egyptian Dual System (EEDS)”
"The lab of tomorrow is a truly enriching experience and a demonstration of the value of teamwork in generating solutions with people from diverse backgrounds. A great experience.“
Health minister of the county Kisumu (Kenya)
"The lab of tomorrow brings together companies from Europe and Africa and creates new ideas."
Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
"The lab of tomorrow – Let’s talk energy!“
Magoola Baker Kirunda & Alinc Nurcan
Corporate Communications Manager - Kainyara Sugar Limited (Kirunda) & Business Development Manager Ugandan Manufacturer Association UMA - CIM Expert (Nurcan)
“The lab of tomorrow - Excellent methodology, dedication, innovations and results. Keep it up!”
Former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner-General
"The lab of tomorrow is a great "laboratory" for the joint implementation of innovative solutions."
Gunda Amat Amoros
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
"The lab of tomorrow is developing tailor-made solutions for Africa – transferred into business."
CEO at SIEMENS South Africa
"The lab of tomorrow is a very innovative method for developing solutions with companies worldwide."
Dr. Christoph Beier
Vice-chair of the management board of Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)