Kickstarting businesses and development in !!!emerging!!! markets

How it works

The lab of tomorrow programme for sustainable business co-creation

The lab of tomorrow is a business development programme to solve specific challenges in emerging markets. It inspires European and local businesses to jointly create new products and services that generate long-term impact on the ground.

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  1. The lot drives business
    We bring access to new markets, local expertise and business opportunities in developing countries
  2. The lot builds relevant networks
    We match businesses from the EU and emerging markets to co-create and co-own products
  3. The lot creates social impact
    The new products and services contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

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Running & completed programmes
322
Companies participated
24
Ventures preparing market entry
14
Businesses active in the market
Siemens
Fopo–Bayer
TÜV Rheinland
Tui
Merck
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bayer
SAP
Roche
Africa Works
DHL
ibes

Your opportunities

Learn how you can benefit from the lab of tomorrow programme.

Solve your development challenge

The lab of tomorrow programme activates the private sector to achieve SDG impact. Your advantages of initiating a programme include:
  • Let the private sector solve your development challenge – we help you identify unmet needs with business potential.
  • As an initiator, you steer the programme and bring in all the people necessary for success. 
  • Benefit from our network and gain access to business partners, development agencies, investors, mentors and policy makers.
  • The impact created by the lab of tomorrow programme goes beyond development cooperation project lifespans.

Develop your business in emerging markets

Expand into emerging markets together with new business partners! Your benefits of participating in the programme include:
  • Business case sourcing: We identify business opportunities in emerging markets for you to choose from.
  • Participant sourcing & matching: We match you with relevant local and international companies in interdisciplinary teams.
  • As a team, you co-create a new product or service and benefit from business development coaching.
  • Partner network access: you gain access to business partners, investors, mentors and policy makers.

Invest in solutions and support innovations

Gain access to impact investment opportunities in various markets and sectors! Your benefits in supporting our ventures include:
  • Be the first to know about investment opportunities in untapped markets.
  • You become part of our strong network of innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Receive access to invest in our ventures at different stages. We invite you to pitch sessions, demo days and share our dealbook.
  • Bring in companies from your portfolio and offer them interesting business development opportunities.

 

 

 

 

How it works

Find out how sustainable and profitable business models are created in a lab of tomorrow programme and what’s in it for you.

How it works

Challenge in spotlight

Take a glance at our most recent lab of tomorrow business opportunities.

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ghana | ncds | prevention

Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Ghana

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Currently running challenges

Take a look at our currently running challenges and the potential business opportunities they present for you.

 

Ghana | Ncds | Prevention
LOT
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Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Ghana

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we prevent and control NCDs in Ghana in order to relieve the Ghanaian health care system?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – diseases which are not transmissible from person to person such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – account for 43 % of all deaths in Ghana. The majority of NCDs are preventable which is an urgent challenge more than ever because people living with NCDs are highly vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Partners

01

Understand

The incidence of non-communicable diseases contributes significantly to Ghana's disease burden. Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke affect all age groups and social classes. The care and treatment of the diseases causes high costs and the awareness and knowledge about the diseases and factors are limited. An relieve of the Ghanaian health care system seems to be urgently needed.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

 

36
Participants
30
Companies
6
Ideas developed
5
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

4 out of 5 ventures are currently in this phase.
AkomaDoc

AcomaDoc provides NCD patients with a health-data-platform that is combined with community-access to essential measurement devices.

Healthy Treats

Healthy Treats is an online order and delivery service with a focus on healthy food that includes quizzes on NCDs to promote a healthy lifestyle and spread relevant knowledge.


Meds on Demand (Med Store)

Meds on Demand (MedStore) is an online platform through which pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors can easily access quality and affordable NCD medicines.

Liger Health

Liger Health is an online platform that connects health care facilities like clinics, pharmacies and labs in order to provide continuous healthcare for NCD prevention.

More information

Further links
Insights Report
Ghana | Ncds | Prevention
LOT
11

Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Ghana

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we prevent and control NCDs in Ghana in order to relieve the Ghanaian health care system?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – diseases which are not transmissible from person to person such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – account for 43 % of all deaths in Ghana. The majority of NCDs are preventable which is an urgent challenge more than ever because people living with NCDs are highly vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Partners

01

Understand

The incidence of non-communicable diseases contributes significantly to Ghana's disease burden. Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke affect all age groups and social classes. The care and treatment of the diseases causes high costs and the awareness and knowledge about the diseases and factors are limited. An relieve of the Ghanaian health care system seems to be urgently needed.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

 

36
Participants
30
Companies
6
Ideas developed
5
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

4 out of 5 ventures are currently in this phase.
AkomaDoc

AcomaDoc provides NCD patients with a health-data-platform that is combined with community-access to essential measurement devices.

Healthy Treats

Healthy Treats is an online order and delivery service with a focus on healthy food that includes quizzes on NCDs to promote a healthy lifestyle and spread relevant knowledge.


Meds on Demand (Med Store)

Meds on Demand (MedStore) is an online platform through which pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors can easily access quality and affordable NCD medicines.

Liger Health

Liger Health is an online platform that connects health care facilities like clinics, pharmacies and labs in order to provide continuous healthcare for NCD prevention.

More information

Further links
Insights Report
Ghana | Ncds | Prevention
LOT
11

Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Ghana

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we prevent and control NCDs in Ghana in order to relieve the Ghanaian health care system?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – diseases which are not transmissible from person to person such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – account for 43 % of all deaths in Ghana. The majority of NCDs are preventable which is an urgent challenge more than ever because people living with NCDs are highly vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Partners

01

Understand

The incidence of non-communicable diseases contributes significantly to Ghana's disease burden. Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke affect all age groups and social classes. The care and treatment of the diseases causes high costs and the awareness and knowledge about the diseases and factors are limited. An relieve of the Ghanaian health care system seems to be urgently needed.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

 

36
Participants
30
Companies
6
Ideas developed
5
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

4 out of 5 ventures are currently in this phase.
AkomaDoc

AcomaDoc provides NCD patients with a health-data-platform that is combined with community-access to essential measurement devices.

Healthy Treats

Healthy Treats is an online order and delivery service with a focus on healthy food that includes quizzes on NCDs to promote a healthy lifestyle and spread relevant knowledge.


Meds on Demand (Med Store)

Meds on Demand (MedStore) is an online platform through which pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors can easily access quality and affordable NCD medicines.

Liger Health

Liger Health is an online platform that connects health care facilities like clinics, pharmacies and labs in order to provide continuous healthcare for NCD prevention.

More information

Further links
Insights Report

Our partners

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