The UNLEASH Innovation Lab will take place in Shenzhen, China in 2019 from November 6-13. After being selected to participate, talents will meet at the Opening Ceremony where speakers from around the world will introduce them to the SDGs and each other.
The talents will then split into teams based on their SDG-focus. The themes for this year’s lab are: Good Health & Well-Being, Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Industry & Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption & Production, and Climate Action.
The teams will then go through an innovation process designed by UNLEASH. After five days, the talents pitch their ideas to mentors, experts and investors and the best solutions are picked. UNLEASH ends with a Closing Ceremony, where solutions are celebrated along with VIPs from China and abroad.
Welcome to Shenzhen – Nov 6
UNLEASH kicks-off in Shenzhen with an Opening Ceremony to welcome and inspire talents, introduce core partners, explore the city, build relations and meet their team. The event will take place in the Shenzhen Bay Eco-Technology Park and feature high-level VIPs and distinguished guests for a day of inspiration.
The Innovation Lab facilitated by Deloitte – Nov 7 / 11
Talents break into different thematic areas relating to the United Nations SDGs and districts in to co-create solutions in teams supported by experts, facilitators and investors.
The themes are Good Health & Well-Being, Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Industry & Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption & Production, and Climate Action.
The teams will be working from Shenzhen Polytechnic, Shenzhen Energy, Shenzhen Water Group, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology, China Genebank, BGI, and Vanke Design Community.
Pitches, Dragons’ Den and Closing ceremony – Nov 12 / 13
Talents pitch their ideas in front of their peers and a jury. The best solutions compete at Dragons’ Den which takes place at I-Factory. Here, they have an opportunity to have their ideas questioned and celebrated with all talents and a range of experts. On the final day of UNLEASH 2019, top solutions are showcased at the Closing Ceremony, featuring key notes by VIPs and partners at Shenzhen Concert Hall.