Aiming to meet current global challenges, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) established an innovation lab – InnoLab – in 2023 to foster “progress by innovation”. It works to cultivate innovation in the organization to drive economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability.
We at UN Global Pulse share the same vision – to propel the UN 2.0 transformation agenda and accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our Innovation Scaling team started collaborating with UNIDO in late 2022, with the aim of boosting UNIDO’s innovation capabilities, particularly in bringing innovations to scale.
In our first engagement, we worked closely with InnoLab to:
- Understand needs, current practices and opportunities for innovation;
- Facilitate capacity-building to help UNIDO better define their innovation value proposition;
- Contribute to UNIDO’s advocacy in support of innovation.