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

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The lot programme

Find out how sustainable and profitable business models are created in lab of tomorrow programme and where you can get involved.

Development challenge
A local development challenge with business potential is the starting point of any lab of tomorrow programme.
Understand local needs
Unmet needs of the local population and business opportunities are discovered.
Ideate solutions
Products and services that tackle unmet needs are co-created by interdisciplinary teams.
Incubate business
Market-ready products and services are developed through the newly established joint ventures.
Sustainable business
Impact-driven ventures owned and driven by the private sector.

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News and stories

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Invest

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Join a process

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How it works

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How it works

Ventures

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The lab of tomorrow

An unique tool for customized business solutions.

The mission of the lab of tomorrow (lot) process is to turn business opportunities in developing countries into profitable businesses. We are convinced that only viable businesses will have a long-term impact on sustainable development.

More Info

  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, non-profits and political decision makers from the EU and developing countries 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

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

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Develop 
your business 
in emerging markets

Solve your development
challenge


Initiate a lab of
tomorrow process to:

  • Generate innovative and viable business solutions addressing a challenge.
  • Join forces with actors from the EU and local emerging markets, from the private sector but also politics and science.
  • Profit from their expertise, access to markets & technologies as well as available resources.

Develop 
your business 
in emerging markets

Solve your development
challenge


Initiate a lab of
tomorrow process to:

  • Generate innovative and viable business solutions addressing a challenge.
  • Join forces with actors from the EU and local emerging markets, from the private sector but also politics and science.

Invest in solutions and support innovations

Solve your development
challenge


Initiate a lab of
tomorrow process to:

  • Generate innovative and viable business solutions addressing a challenge.

How it works

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How it works

Any questions?

Become a partner or mentor

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Ready to create impact?

Toolkit

Conducting your own lab of tomorrow process and needing the right tools?

The toolkit supports you in conducting your own lab of tomorrow process by giving you all the materials you need.

Currently running challenges

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Understand target
energy-efficiency | renewable-energy | tunisia
Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia
Ideate solutions
egypt | packaging | sustainability
Innovative and sustainable packaging for food processing industries in Egypt
e-commerce | nigeria | transport
Intercity and last-mile transport services for people and goods in Nigeria
Incubate business
biogenic-waste | serbia | wastemanagement
Utilisation of biogenic waste in Serbia
biodiversity | namibia | tourism
Biodiversity pays off digitally in Namibia
agri-food-industry | industry-4-0 | tunisia
Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries
plastic-waste | thailand
Decreasing plastic waste in Thailand
food-loss-reduction | western-kenya
Cooled transport to reduce food losses in Kenya
ghana | ncds | prevention
Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Ghana
ecommerce | south-eastern-europe | trust
Increasing trust in eCommerce in South-Eastern Europe
clean-energy | mexico | solar-pv
Connecting distributed solar PV projects to the Clean Energy Certificate market in Mexico

Challenge in spotlight

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LOT
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biodiversity | namibia | tourism

Biodiversity pays off digitally in Namibia

How might we better protect the biodiversity in Namibia by creating digital, biodiversity-based businesses in conservation landscapes and by capitalizing on the local population’s expertise and resources?