Cooperation with the private sector is a key element in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are a cornerstone for the comprehensive social, ecological and economic well-being of our global society. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the cooperation with the private sector with offers for consulting, piloting and implementing projects as well as financing support.

learn more about Cooperation with the private sector | BMZ

For specific information, also visit Angebot für die Wirtschaft | BMZ (German language only)

Advisory Services | Agentur für Wirtschaft und Entwicklung

For identifying business potential and providing contacts to local experts see leverist

The lab of tomorrow is run on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which provides access to an extensive network of international key players from the public and private sector. As a business development programme, the lab of tomorrow inspires businesses from Europe and partner countries to jointly create new products and services that meet local needs. Guided by Design-Thinking principles and supported by topic experts and the public sector, the lab of tomorrow enables businesses to develop susutainable ventures with SDG impact.


Our mission

The mission of the lab of tomorrow programme is to turn business opportunities in developing countries into profitable businesses. We are convinced that only viable businesses will have long-term impact on sustainable development.



Our track record

The lab of tomorrow has been the programme of choice by GIZ projects, the Austrian and the Swiss Development Agencies as well as companies to solve specific development challenges all over the world.

Running & completed programmes
Companies participated
Promising Concepts
Ventures preparing market entry
Businesses active in the market
TÜV Rheinland
Boehringer Ingelheim
Africa Works
GIZ Day 4-1
The lot network

The lab of tomorrow has built a strong network of partners, mentors and investors. Together, we are dedicated to activating the private sector to solve development challenges in emerging countries. 

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