The lab experience for partner companies


You are looking for tailor-made solutions to a problem that your company is facing in developing and emerging countries? You want to connect with the extensive network and connections of the German development cooperation?


As a lab of tomorrow partner, you take part in a multi-stakeholder innovation process. Together with innovative companies and experts you solve relevant challenges with a hands-on approach.

You would like to ...


• strengthen your business activities in a developing or emerging country by focussing on achieving Agenda 2030?

• quickly develop business model ideas and new products/services in developing and emerging countries?

• overcome barriers to achieve your corporate sustainability goals within your supply chain?

• find the right partners to expand your business activities?

• cooperate successfully with authorities and ministries of your target countries, while observing compliance rules?

The lab of tomorrow enables you to ...


• address a problem that your company faces in developing or emerging countries. We work together with your customers and relevant stakeholders to develop business-driven solutions that benefit your company and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

• shape relevant business model ideas in co-creation during the lab of tomorrow process. Together, we formulate sub-challenges, which outline the various aspects of the problem based on user-centred research.

• connect with new partners in the target country (companies, start-ups, civil society, governments).

• cooperate with innovative companies and experts in interdisciplinary teams.

• cooperate with ministries, authorities and other relevant organisations in the partner country.

• apply a modern process of innovation based on design-thinking methods.

See how our partner Merck experienced the lot process


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