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

Now is the best chance to start your programme!

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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energy-efficiency | renewable-energy | tunisia

Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia

How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?

Ready to create impact?

Currently running challenges

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

 

Energy-efficiency | Renewable-energy | Tunisia
LOT
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Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia

This challenge is in phase: Understand target

How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?

Currently, Tunisia is heavily dependent on importing energy supplies (almost exclusively fossil fuels) from abroad, with a share of up to 60% of the total energy consumption. Increasing energy efficiency could thereby decrease energy demand and consequently reduce dependency on importing fossil fuels from abroad.

Co-Initiators

01

Understand

Tunisia has set itself the goal of covering around a third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. In the new strategy, Tunisia committed itself to reduce energy intensity by 30% in addition to producing 35% of their electricity supply from renewable energies. Lastly, the topic of "green hydrogen" is increasingly becoming the focus of public discussion.

Considering these circumstances, the lab of tomorrow in Tunisia aims to create innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency and decentralized generation of renewable energies. These new business models, which are developed in a collaborative way between Tunisian and European companies, try to address the challenge of increasing energy efficiency e.g., in the sector of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), building insulation, the automotive industry, tourism, or the reusage of residual heat in industrial zones. These new business models can help in reducing the overall energy dependency of Tunisia, while simultaneously creating new and sustainable business opportunities for Tunisian and European companies. Lastly, the lab of tomorrow contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Business Opportunities

Become a participant

Apply for the 20th lab of tomorrow programme to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia.

Application deadline:

February 15, 2023

Dates for Innovation Sprint:

13.03. - 17.03.2023

Venue:

Tbd

More information

Downloads
Leaflet_lot20_EN(PDF | 0 MB)
Leaflet_lot20_FR(PDF | 0 MB)
Energy-efficiency | Renewable-energy | Tunisia
LOT
20

Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia

This challenge is in phase: Understand target

How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?

Currently, Tunisia is heavily dependent on importing energy supplies (almost exclusively fossil fuels) from abroad, with a share of up to 60% of the total energy consumption. Increasing energy efficiency could thereby decrease energy demand and consequently reduce dependency on importing fossil fuels from abroad.

Co-Initiators

01

Understand

Tunisia has set itself the goal of covering around a third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. In the new strategy, Tunisia committed itself to reduce energy intensity by 30% in addition to producing 35% of their electricity supply from renewable energies. Lastly, the topic of "green hydrogen" is increasingly becoming the focus of public discussion.

Considering these circumstances, the lab of tomorrow in Tunisia aims to create innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency and decentralized generation of renewable energies. These new business models, which are developed in a collaborative way between Tunisian and European companies, try to address the challenge of increasing energy efficiency e.g., in the sector of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), building insulation, the automotive industry, tourism, or the reusage of residual heat in industrial zones. These new business models can help in reducing the overall energy dependency of Tunisia, while simultaneously creating new and sustainable business opportunities for Tunisian and European companies. Lastly, the lab of tomorrow contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Business Opportunities

Become a participant

Apply for the 20th lab of tomorrow programme to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia.

Application deadline:

February 15, 2023

Dates for Innovation Sprint:

13.03. - 17.03.2023

Venue:

Tbd

More information

Downloads
Leaflet_lot20_EN(PDF | 0 MB)
Leaflet_lot20_FR(PDF | 0 MB)
Energy-efficiency | Renewable-energy | Tunisia
LOT
20

Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia

This challenge is in phase: Understand target

How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?

Currently, Tunisia is heavily dependent on importing energy supplies (almost exclusively fossil fuels) from abroad, with a share of up to 60% of the total energy consumption. Increasing energy efficiency could thereby decrease energy demand and consequently reduce dependency on importing fossil fuels from abroad.

Co-Initiators

01

Understand

Tunisia has set itself the goal of covering around a third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. In the new strategy, Tunisia committed itself to reduce energy intensity by 30% in addition to producing 35% of their electricity supply from renewable energies. Lastly, the topic of "green hydrogen" is increasingly becoming the focus of public discussion.

Considering these circumstances, the lab of tomorrow in Tunisia aims to create innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency and decentralized generation of renewable energies. These new business models, which are developed in a collaborative way between Tunisian and European companies, try to address the challenge of increasing energy efficiency e.g., in the sector of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), building insulation, the automotive industry, tourism, or the reusage of residual heat in industrial zones. These new business models can help in reducing the overall energy dependency of Tunisia, while simultaneously creating new and sustainable business opportunities for Tunisian and European companies. Lastly, the lab of tomorrow contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Business Opportunities

Become a participant

Apply for the 20th lab of tomorrow programme to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia.

Application deadline:

February 15, 2023

Dates for Innovation Sprint:

13.03. - 17.03.2023

Venue:

Tbd

More information

Downloads
Leaflet_lot20_EN(PDF | 0 MB)
Leaflet_lot20_FR(PDF | 0 MB)

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