The results of the lab of tomorrow programme are viable new ventures owned and driven by the private sector. Learn which business ideas have successfully completed the programme and are established on the market.
lab of tomorrow success stories
The goal of the lab of tomorrow programme is to inspire businesses from Europe and emerging markets to jointly create new products and services that meet local needs. Learn about the ventures that have successfully completed the lab of tomorrow programme and created impact-driven businesses.
Wingcopter: Delivering vital medicines by drone
Wingcopter aims at revolutionising medical supply in remote regions by employing specialised autonomous drones. The drone manages 60 kilometres in 40 minutes, thus saving up to five hours compared to usual transportation.
Wheeling Fruits: Drying fruit instead of tossing it
Wheeling Fruits dries and grounds surplus food with a mobile fruit processing unit in order to make it durable and transportable and thus save costs. This mobile unit can be fitted onto a trailer and move between farming areas.
Meds on Demand: Digital tool for medication procurement
Meds on Demand by Maisha Meds is a digital tool that helps healthcare providers manage sales and inventory, source quality medication and provide discounts and subsidies to help patients access high-impact health products.
CDMS: Lowering end user costs of NCD medication
CDMS decreases the procurement costs of NCD drugs for small and medium-sized hospitals by aggregating their demand. They then obtain quantity discounts from pharmaceutical companies and bypass distributors and wholesalers.
Upstrim: Training managers to make the tourism sector viable
Upstrim offers a modular training programme for upper and middle management in hard and soft skills. Core of the system is a mentoring program that transforms experienced managers into mentors for the trainees of Upstrim.
Health Games: Gamifying NCD Health Knowledge
Health Games provides a platform that enables health care actors to develop the needed awareness and knowledge and that allows to reach a big part of the population. Following the “Gamification” approach, it wraps up knowledge into a fun and competitive format.
Wamala: Cooling milk with solar power
Wamala developed a mobile solar-powered cooling system that produces ice cubes. They allow the cooling of large quantities of milk, without the need for large cold storages and can be flexibly used during transport.
GoodFish: Fresh fish through continuous cooling
GoodFish is an online marketplace where fish farmers are connected with restaurants and hotels. The businesses can place orders directly on the web application and get the exact amount and quality from the farmers that they trust.
TaxOnPhone: Tax declaration and payment via SMS
TaxOnPhone is a mobile and electronic tax system that simplifies tax declaration and payment for SMEs. The system links the online tax platform of the Zambian Revenue Authority to the existing mobile networks in the country.
FutureFarms: Combating food losses through composting systems
FutureFarms is developing composting solutions to address the challenge of organic waste in Rwanda and beyond. The composting system works automatically, controls the environment of the composting and speeds up the process.
Foodlinx improves market access for farmers by cutting out the middlemen. The company buys goods directly from farmers at fair prices and sells them to consumers at an affordable price.
Agricultural Gurus: Feed them the best
Agricultural Gurus address the challenge of farmers not being able to afford feed for their livestock - especially for small and mid-sized farmers. Therefore, the venture focuses on processing agricultural and horticultural waste into animal feed mix.