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UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Rwanda

Deadline: 19th of July, 2023

Would you like to make a difference in your community? Are you passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals? Join the next UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Rwanda, a thriving start-up hub on the African continent.

The UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Rwanda will take place from December 2 to December 8, and changemakers aged between 18-35 will have the opportunity to apply for this transformative (and fully-funded!) experience until July 19.

At UNLEASH, we believe that collaboration is key to driving sustainable development. We are excited to forge partnerships with organizations, businesses, and institutions who share our vision and want to make a tangible impact.

By partnering with UNLEASH, you have the opportunity to connect with a diverse network of changemakers and contribute to the development of innovative solutions for the SDGs.

During the Lab, 1,000 young participants from all over the world will come up with new ideas and co-create innovative initiatives through human-centered design thinking – a process that focuses on the real needs of the people that the solution caters to. Experienced facilitators and experts will guide the participants through different stages of the innovation process:

  • Problem Framing
Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights
  • Ideation

Brainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem

  • Prototyping
Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life
  • Testing

Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting

  • Implementing
Planning and launching impactful solutions

Eligibility:

The Innovation Lab in Rwanda is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 35. We select participants that are:

  • Passionate and committed to solving the world’s sustainability challenges
  • Creative and have an innovative mindset
  • Enthusiastic about working together with peers and experts
  • Able to understand and communicate in English

Click here to apply 

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