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.
The lab of tomorrow creates business ideas and inspires all kinds of companies – from small IT start-ups to global players such as Merck and Siemens – to solve a specific problem affecting a developing or emerging country.
The following factors realised in seven labs have given rise to 42 promising business ideas.
The lot team discussed its business model innovation approach for private sector cooperation with the international donor community.
Integrating Design Thinking into private sector cooperation – the lot approach at the DCED workshop
As many as 35 million Kenyans are still excluded from quality health care coverage.
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Food4Health - health insurance in the dairy aisle of Kenyan supermarkets
Offering a contemporary approach to health education that resonates with the Kenyan youth.
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How might we improve access to medicines and medical diagnosis in Kenya?
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lab 3: Dirk Rabien, GIZ project manager, on the 3rd lot process in Kenya and what he learned from it
“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 AbedConsultant 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 CanalsSenior Consultant at Cegos Spain
„The lab of tomorrow is doing great things together“
Ahmed FarragHead of Operations at TUI Hotels & Resorts
“The lab of tomorrow gives the chance for rapidly quick solution processes for the issues that move us!”
Lars FiechelHead 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.“
Elizabeth OgajaHealth minister of the county Kisumu (Kenya)
"The lab of tomorrow brings together companies from Europe and Africa and creates new ideas."
Günter NookePersonal 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 NurcanCorporate 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!”
Berlin MsiskaFormer Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner-General
"The lab of tomorrow is developing tailor-made solutions for Africa – transferred into business."
Sabine Dall’OmoCEO at SIEMENS South Africa
"The lab of tomorrow is a very innovative method for developing solutions with companies worldwide."
Dr. Christoph BeierVice-chair of the management board of Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)