The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS and Sony Corporation join forces in the pursuit of innovation
A new agreement between UNOPS and Japanese technology giant Sony aims to promote innovation and technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“UNOPS is strongly committed to helping address our world's biggest challenges,” said UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo.
“Innovation, technology and bold new partnerships between the public and private sectors will all be needed to ensure we make real progress towards implementation of the SDGs – including ending poverty, reducing inequalities and tackling the climate crisis,” she added.
As part of the collaboration, UNOPS and Sony will jointly select startup businesses and technology companies that are focused on the SDGs to work together with UNOPS. Other activities will include co-hosting workshops and events focused on innovation.
“Through the collaboration with UNOPS, we will promote solutions to social issues by supporting more social entrepreneurs. We will strive to realize the ideas of everyone and create a sustainable and prosperous society,” said Sony Corporation's Deputy Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division, Shinji Odashima.
Read more about the new collaboration with Sony here.
The Sony Startup Acceleration Program
The Sony Startup Acceleration Program aims to support the creation and business operations of startups – from ideation, incubation and marketing to business expansion. To date, it has developed 34 projects and launched 14 businesses.