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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agri-food-industry | industry-4-0 | tunisia

Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries

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Currently running challenges

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

 

Agri-food-industry | Industry-4-0 | Tunisia
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Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we use Industry 4.0 solutions to monitor and control waste and water use in Tunisian agri-food industries?

Tunisian agri-food industries suffer from high quantities of water use and liquid waste resulting in negative impacts on the environment and business performance​. This is caused by a lack of technical and/or human capacities for monitoring water use and liquid waste.

Partners

01

Understand

Agri-food production is the fastest growing industry sector in Tunisia with an annual growth rate of 10.7% in 2020. But it is also the most polluting and water consuming sector, contributing to up to 65% of the country's total amount of waste. Within the agri-food industry, olive oil and cheese production do produce the largest amounts of waste, namely margine and cheese whey. 

Find out how olive oil is produced in a video here.
Watch the cheese production process in a video here.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

18
Participants
14
Companies
4
Ideas developed
3
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

Three ventures are currently in this phase.

More information

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Agri-food-industry | Industry-4-0 | Tunisia
LOT
10

Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we use Industry 4.0 solutions to monitor and control waste and water use in Tunisian agri-food industries?

Tunisian agri-food industries suffer from high quantities of water use and liquid waste resulting in negative impacts on the environment and business performance​. This is caused by a lack of technical and/or human capacities for monitoring water use and liquid waste.

Partners

01

Understand

Agri-food production is the fastest growing industry sector in Tunisia with an annual growth rate of 10.7% in 2020. But it is also the most polluting and water consuming sector, contributing to up to 65% of the country's total amount of waste. Within the agri-food industry, olive oil and cheese production do produce the largest amounts of waste, namely margine and cheese whey. 

Find out how olive oil is produced in a video here.
Watch the cheese production process in a video here.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

18
Participants
14
Companies
4
Ideas developed
3
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

Three ventures are currently in this phase.

More information

Downloads
Agri-food-industry | Industry-4-0 | Tunisia
LOT
10

Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries

This challenge is in phase: Incubate business

How might we use Industry 4.0 solutions to monitor and control waste and water use in Tunisian agri-food industries?

Tunisian agri-food industries suffer from high quantities of water use and liquid waste resulting in negative impacts on the environment and business performance​. This is caused by a lack of technical and/or human capacities for monitoring water use and liquid waste.

Partners

01

Understand

Agri-food production is the fastest growing industry sector in Tunisia with an annual growth rate of 10.7% in 2020. But it is also the most polluting and water consuming sector, contributing to up to 65% of the country's total amount of waste. Within the agri-food industry, olive oil and cheese production do produce the largest amounts of waste, namely margine and cheese whey. 

Find out how olive oil is produced in a video here.
Watch the cheese production process in a video here.

Business Opportunities

02

Ideate Solutions

18
Participants
14
Companies
4
Ideas developed
3
Proven Business Models

03

Incubate business

Three ventures are currently in this phase.

More information

Downloads

Our partners

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