The establishment of the first United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) will be launched on Thursday 30 November in a Slush side event, co-organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Office for Information and Communication and Technologies of the United Nations. The first lab will be housed at Aalto University campus, in A Grid, the new centre for growth companies. Two more labs will be launched in 2017 in Asia and Africa, and the global network continues to grow in 2018.
Innovation Norway and the Norwegian solar energy company Differ travelled to Zambia for a series of site visits. Differ have earlier this year installed energy solutions in various health clinics as a part of the UNDP Solar 4 Health Program. The site visits were filled with powerful impressions and a strong sense of urgency. What does it mean for rural health clinics to have stable access to power?
Innovation Norway invite companies that consider expanding in the UN-, humanitarian- and development market to participate in our competition for pre-project funds in Vision 2030. The competition is aimed at innovative projects focusing on achieving the UN's sustainable development goals in health and education. (Article available in Norwegian).