The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a critical role in helping communities and nations mitigate and respond to some of the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change.

Global Innovation Challenge

To inspire bold ideas, our Global Innovation Centres host challenges – in collaboration with global partners – and provide the necessary platform and support to create and implement new ideas.

Have an out-of-the-box idea to advance technology in the face of climate change? Learn more about UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge today.

Faced with multiple crises, the world needs bold ideas. Sustainable solutions. And a nurturing environment that supports innovation.

UNOPS Global Innovation Programme aims to solve real world challenges by advancing innovation and private sector involvement, as well as leverage new technologies to provide practical solutions with tangible impact.

To achieve the Global Goals we must work together – building new partnerships to innovate and deliver better value for money. The ideas of today are not enough.

Grete Faremo - UNOPS Executive Director

Global Innovation Centres


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UNOPS Global Innovation Centres bring together a diverse range of innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and researchers to provide creative ideas and solutions needed to advance the 2030 Agenda and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Global Innovation Centres support innovation by building local communities and reliable networks to draw on expertise, knowledge and technology.

The community model seeks to tap into the unique perspectives and contextual knowledge of each Global Innovation Centre location and to develop and run events and activities to inspire, activate and support the growth of new ideas.

Are you up for the challenge? Contact your local Global Innovation Centre to join the community!


  • Antigua and Barbuda

    Established in January 2018, the Antigua and Barbuda Science Innovation Centre aims to support national and regional innovation in the areas of climate change and clean technology.

    Contact details

    Antigua and Barbuda Science Innovation Park

    Innovation Island

    Shell Beach Road, Burma

    Antigua and Barbuda



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  • Japan

    With support from the City of Kobe and the Hyogo Prefecture, UNOPS Global Innovation Centre in Kobe, Japan will provide valuable opportunities for public-private sector collaboration to address global challenges.

    Contact details

    SMBC Bank Kobe Main Office

    Naniwamachi 56, Chuo Ward

    Kobe, Hyogo 650-8660



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  • Sweden

    Formally established in October 2019, UNOPS Global Innovation Centre in Lund nurtures innovation and fosters partnerships to help identify the solutions and technologies needed to tackle the climate crisis and achieve long-term sustainable development.

    Contact details

    IDEON Science Park

    Scheelevägen 17

    223 63, Lund



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Sony Corporation and UNOPS join forces

In February 2020, UNOPS and Sony Corporation entered a collaborative agreement in the area of innovation. Learn more here.

Global innovation programme membership

UNOPS Global Innovation Centres offer a partnership arrangement to private sector organizations that would like to become global members.

Exclusive benefits for global members of the innovation programme include the opportunity to co-design Global Innovation Centre innovation challenges and to participate in the jury selecting the winners. Global members will also have the ability to invest in start-up companies identified through the innovation challenges.

Interested in becoming a global member of our innovation programme? Contact us for more information.

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