Application Call for UNLEASH Innovation Lab


UNLEASH is a global initiative aiming to create the world’s largest innovation lab for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every year leading up to 2030, UNLEASH will gather 1,000 of the world’s brightest young talents to problem-solve, innovate and collaborate in teams to develop new solutions to global challenges. In less than two years, UNLEASH has gathered 2,000 talents from 143 countries, developed 173 tangible solutions to the SDG’s, partnered with +300 organizations, and been recognized as one of the world’s most influential sustainability brands. Participating talents have described UNLEASH as a unique development and impact opportunity, with 98% of surveyed participants saying that they would recommend peers to apply to UNLEASH.


  • Learn useful innovation tools and skills for developing SDG solutions.
  • Become part of a global network committed to social impact.
  • Co-create ideas and scale solutions.
  • Get a unique cultural experience.

Eligibility criteria:

The talent must be between 20-35 years.

  1. General criteria

(Talents must fulfill all of the following)

  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to solving the world’s pressing challenges
  • Possession of a creative and innovative mindset
  • Willingness to engage in co
  • creation with peers and experts*
  • High proficiency in English with the ability to engage in complex discussions
  • Bonus: Direct experience with working in a development context, e.g. via field work
  1. Talent profiles

(Talents must fulfill one of the following)

  • Entrepreneurs: Previously launched/or considered launching startups, organizations, or campaigns at a very early stage (both non and for profit)
  • Intrapreneurs: Improved or changed entities, e.g. through R&D, business development, or organizational changes
  • Academia:Acquired in depth content knowledge, e.g. via a PhD position, post- doctoral position, research projects, or advanced master courses
  • Technical experts: Possession of skills, tools, and know how (e.g. in design, technology, etc.)

Application Deadline: 18th April 2019

Event Venue: Shenzhen, China

Click on the provided link for detail information and application form.