Look through the list of challenges that face developing or emerging countries shown on our website, and click the ‘vote’ button if you are interested in taking part. Once a challenge attracts enough business interest, the lab gets scheduled and you can apply to participate.
Review the research findings that are available on the website and get a deeper understanding of the challenge and its sub-challenges. You can also discuss the research with others and add your own ideas.
3. Innovation workshop
Be part of an interdisciplinary team in a three-day innovation workshop and develop new business ideas as solutions to the challenge together with your future customers. Each team consists of company representatives, sector experts and stakeholders from government and local businesses. As a team, you develop business ideas that will provide your potential customers with tailor-made solutions.
4. Test phase
If the customer is convinced by the business idea developed at the workshop, you get the chance to take it into the test phase. You receive support lasting 3 months to conduct trials of your business idea in the partner country. You might carry out a feasibility study, make field visits or conduct initial user tests.
5. Pilot phase
If your idea passes the tests, the next step is to implement the business model on a small scale in the target country to prove the viability of the concept.
The aim of the lab of tomorrow is to help companies develop investible shared value business models. At this stage, the proof of concept exists and companies are able to access the required resources to operate.
You would like to participate? Register here and apply for one of our challenges!