As we continue to expand UNICEF’s Innovation Lab network throughout the world, we are pleased to announce the launch of our first US-based venture in the San Francisco Bay Area at NASA’s Ames Research Center. As an impact partner in the Corporate Innovation Exchange (CIX) program at Singularity University, UNICEF Innovation will work with partners that share the mission to reach impact at scale with innovations in areas of unmet need. Other members of the CIX include Coca Cola, Deloitte, Hershey’s, and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Specific to the UNICEF Innovation Lab: San Francisco, we look to create innovations that are:
- Future-forward, i.e. success achieved 3-5 years from now,
- Repeatable, Scalable, Measurable, Open-source
- Address thematic areas such as maternal/newborn/child health and nutrition, health systems strengthening, water and sanitation, prevention education about disease (HIV, malaria, etc.)
In collaboration with leaders and advisors in both the private and public sector, UNICEF Bay Area will also curate a series of local events and discussions around the opportunities and challenges in creating scalable businesses with social impact in the technology growth areas of mobile financial services, transportation, identity and wearable technology.
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By Blair Palmer
Lab Lead: San Francisco, UNICEF Innovation
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