Espoo, Finland - Interested in working for a public-sector start-up trying to bridge the gap between the world of development and technology? Then you might consider applying for one of the entry-level positions advertised with the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) in Finland. Apply Here
Espoo, Finland -- Since the outbreak began last August nearly 1,000 people in eastern Congo have been infected with Ebola. The outbreak is now the second largest ever recorded, and frontline UN health workers indicate that as of now there is little sign the disease is slowing. To help in the fight against Ebola, yesterday the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, an American philanthropy, anncounced it had created a fund to support innovative technologies. The deadline is March 25, 2019.
New York, USA - The United Nations recently hosted a groundbreaking conference on frontier technologies and how they might be harnessed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).
Espoo, Finland -- The Advisory Panel of UNTIL FInland recently gathered at the organization's new office in the A-Grid building of Aalto University to review plans and chart a course forward. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, along with Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Ambassador for Innovation for Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- In February the Adivisory Panel for UNTIL Malaysia met in Kuala Lumpur. The session was co-chaired by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Stefan Priesner and Ms. Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation. The meeting was held on Feburary 13. Attached is a summary of the meeting.
Espoo, Finland – So much plastic debris winds up in the ocean each year scientists warn that by 2050 plastic bottles could outnumber fish. Avoiding this scenario is of intense global interest. Yet it took one team of students less than two days to come up with a possible solution.
Espoo, Finland - The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is working closely with partners worldwide to develop innovative solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
NEW YORK, (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that the first European United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) established in Finland will be at SLUSH discussing their focus on technology innovation aiding the circular economy, education, peace and security, and health.
New York / Helsinki - The World Challenge Finland 2018 showcased innovative technology solutions that could potentially be used to tackle the effects of climate change as well as other major global challenges. The goal of the competition was to develop services supporting sustainable development using open-source satellite data.
New York / Helsinki - United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) and xEdu, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, announced that they will collaborate to accelerate the development and implementation of new learning solutions via the frameworks provided by xEdu startup acceleration program and the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs.
One of UNTIL key roles is to foster partnerships and provide a global perspective for local technology innovation eco-systems already present in the host country. UNTIL provides network connection to other UN Member States and leverages local expertise for global value added. UNTIL engages key actors in the host country and links them through technology solution development and proof of concepts to key actors in other Labs locations.