Young SDG Innovators Program

Young SDG Innovators Program

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives.

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is designed to engage your company’s brightest and best talent in not only advancing your sustainability efforts but driving innovation and delivering tangible solutions with potential market value for your company.

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT- UNGC

Objective of the Project
The Young SDG Innovator Program activates a community of committed young "Innovators" to develop sustainable business solutions that not only address specific SDG needs within their companies but also address the current crisis and future challenges facing our economies, societies, and our planet.
The objective of the programme will enable the company to:

  1. Accelerate integration of the SDGs into company’s business strategy through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing.
  2. Create a culture of innovation to address the SDGs and showcase the programme’s tangible outputs and results.
  3. Increase employee engagement and professional development opportunities for valued talent, including:
    1. High-quality, cutting-edge and inspirational workshops from thought-leaders in the sustainability and disruptive technology fields.
    2. Opportunities to provide mentorship and leadership in the programme, collaborate with innovation experts, and share best practices.
    3. Tools, resources, and expertise by some of the leading innovative companies.

Timeline: Jan-Oct,2021 (10 months)
Partnering Agency: BIMTECH is the implementing partner.
Intended outcome

  1. Companies should apply SDG innovation to solve real sustainability challenges within the organization and industry.
  2. To build more resilient and sustainable business solutions to weather crises, present and future.
  3. To Identify specific areas within the company that can create the biggest impact to achieve the SDGs.
  4. To integrate the SDGs into company’s business strategy through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing.
  5. To increase employee engagement and professional development opportunities.
  6. To Develop an expert network of leading professionals from some of the top companies across the globe.
  7. To gain global recognition for participation in the Programme

Activities till now

  1. Enrolment of participants for this programme from different member organization.
  2. Identification and singing of memorandum of agreement with the implementing partner ‘’BIMTECH’’.
  3. Successful implementation of virtual camp of Module 1 (3session).

There are different online modules which need to be implemented at regular interval which are as follows:
1. Challenge Identification

  1. Session 1(3Hrs) : Breakthrough Innovation and Mindset
  2. Session 2 (3Hrs): Challenging Database and Framing Lab
  3. Session 3 (3Hrs): SDG's lens for Innovation

2. Challenge Definition

  1. Session 1 (2Hrs): Love the Problem
  2. Session 2 (3Hrs): Business Models
  3. Session 3 (3Hrs): Challenges Definition and Panel

3. Solution Development

  1. Session 1 (3 Hrs): Disruptive Technologies
  2. Session 2 (3Hrs) : SDG's Ideation and Solution
  3. Session 3 (3 Hrs): Testing Prototypes and Feedback

4. Solution Testing and Validation

  1. Session 1 (3Hrs): SGD's Impact and Assessment
  2. Session 2 (3Hrs): Prototyping and Lab
  3. Session 3 (3hrs): SDG's Impact and Evaluation

5. Off boarding

  1. Session 1 (3Hrs): Negotiating a space for SDG's
  2. Session 2 (3Hrs): Innovators Reflection
  3. Session 3 (3Hrs): SDG's Business Solution Presentation

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