About the SDG Factory

The SDG Factory at Impact Hub Geneva is Accelerate2030’s flagship collaborative event in Geneva on the topic of entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Under the umbrella of “Partnerships for the SDGs”, we bring together key players, innovators, and unlikely allies from international organisations, startups, corporates, academia, and the public sector to explore how we can successfully scale entrepreneurial solutions for a sustainable future.

At the centre of the discussion are the solutions brought forward by Accelerate2030 international ventures, selected among 300+ applications from 17 countries. In a series of hands-on and collaborative workshops, we facilitate dialogues on challenges and opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship on different aspects of the SDGs. This year the SDG Factory will host 2 workshops on the topics of Water and Sanitation and Access to Healthcare.

See our 2017 SDG Factory Report to see what happened in 2017, as well as a snippet of what happened during the Accelerate2030 Scaling Week 2017.

Agenda of the Event

Date: Wednesday 24th October
Place: Impact Hub Geneva – 1 Rue Fendt, 1201 Genève

13h30: Door Open and Registration


14h00: Welcoming Remarks


14h20: Accelerate2030 Pitches

Presentations from five Accelerate2030 international ventures from emerging economies that already have proven solutions and impact on the SDGs. Following their participation at the UNDP Social Good Summit Geneva, entrepreneurs will bring their impact stories to the Swiss ecosystem to jointly discuss major trends and challenges in scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs and exploring the needed ecosystems for scaling promising social innovation.


15h00: Joint Session: “Nurturing ecosystems for scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs”

We will bring our insights from our similar event at the UN General Assembly in NY, last September, and build upon them in this session with our invited panel and SDG Factory participants.


16h00: Break-out Workshops
In a highly collaborative, multi-stakeholder format we tackle challenges related to the topics of the 2 break-out workshops. Participants of each workshop will come up with solutions or recommendations in tackling key challenges related to the topic.

Break-out Workshop 1: Water and Sanitation

Break-out Workshop 2: Access to Healthcare


17h30: Closing session and closing remarks


18h00: Networking Apéro

 

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Request a Ticket

Please note this is an invite-only event. Each workshop has a maximum of 30 seats and there are currently less than 50 tickets available. We are compiling a participants mix that would provide for optimal exchange across different sectors, so make sure to request your ticket by Friday, 19th Oct. Selected participants will receive a confirmation email by Monday 22nd.

Meet the Participating Accelerate2030 Finalist Ventures

Five Accelerate2030 international ventures with proven solutions in tackling the SDGs have been selected from a pool of 300+ applicants from 17 different emerging economies to participate in the A2030 Geneva Scaling Week that will support them in scaling their venture and impact. Following their participation at the UNDP Social Good Summit Geneva, these entrepreneurs will bring their impact stories to the Swiss ecosystem at the SDG Factory to jointly discuss major trends and challenges in scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs and exploring the needed ecosystems for scaling promising social innovation.

Ghana

 

    

AgroCenta is a web and mobile platform that connects all the stakeholders in the agro industry from producers, suppliers, transporters, sellers and consumers under one umbrella for effective trading.

Colombia

 

    

Bive is a social business that facilitates access to quick, high quality and affordable healthcare services for low income families through low-cost memberships and partnerships with health providers.

Brazil

 

    

MGov offers a communication product powered by artificial intelligence for engaging citizens through communication, with a focus on social development. Over 750,000 people have directly benefited to date.

Rwanda

 

    

Pit Vidura is a solution to cleaning up fast growing cities and empowering communities with effective, safe, and legal waste management practices, keeping drinking water sources uncontaminated.

Ukraine

 

    

Rainbow Ecosystem is an engineering company, and a manufacturer of ecological panels/blocks for building energy-saving houses using a 100% carbon neutral manufacturing process.

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