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.
Faced with multiple crises, the world needs bold ideas. Sustainable solutions. And a nurturing environment that supports innovation.
The S3i 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.
S3i Innovation Centres
S3i 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 S3i 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 S3i 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?
S3i innovation programme membership
UNOPS S3i 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 S3i Innovation Centre innovation challenges and to participate in the panel 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 your local S3i Innovation Centre to join the SDG Innovation Community!