UNTIL Lab Locations

The global UNTIL network is currently planning to start multiple collaborative projects to help the member states in progressing the UN mandate areas in development, human rights, and peace and security. The first UNTIL lab is located in Espoo, Finland.   

UNTIL Finland | Espoo

The Finnish government with other local stakeholders have identified four core thematic areas the UNTIL Finland lab technology projects will focus on:  

  • Peace & Security
  • Education  
  • Health 
  • Circular economy 

The Finnish UNTIL lab is being situated just 20min metro ride from the busy streets of Helsinki at A Grid, a startup hub and one of Europe's largest centers for growth companies. A Grid is part of the Aalto University campus and a gateway for the university's talent, cutting-edge research, and other international resources.  

image: https://aaltocre.fi/

UNTIL Malaysia | Cyberjaya

The Malaysian government with other local stakeholders, such as Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) have identified four core thematic areas the UNTIL Malaysia lab projects will focus on:  

  • Ethical fashion & textiles: using blockchain & 3D printing 
  • Ecotourism 
  • Smart cities: IoT, GIS, AI 

The UNTIL Malaysia lab is located in Cyberjaya. Located 20 minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya is Malaysia's global tech hub, and home to over 2300 start-ups, SMEs and tech giants.  

UNTIL Egypt | Cairo

The Egyptyan government with other local stakeholders have identified key thematic areas where technology innovaitonn can become a key tool to achieveing sustainable development goals results and therefore the UNTIL Egypt Lab focuses on:

  • Education for special-needs students.

  • Health: disease control, epidemic prevention, and therapeutic tourism

  • Industry: circular economy through value-chain development and waste management.

  • Agriculture: animal production, poultry farming, aquaculture, water rationalization, and soil fertility.

  • Capacity development in the area of technology innovation.

The UNTIL Lab is hosted by Egyptian Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (TIEC: http://www.tiec.gov.eg) in Cairo.

Other labs in progress

India

Two UNTIL Labs are planned to become operational soon. One in the State of Kerala and one in the State of Haryana. The Kerala Lab will focus on water & agriculture and electric cars. UNTIL Kerala will be hosted in “Technopark Trivandrum” (https://www.technopark.org/) which is home to hundreds of start-ups and tech giants. The Haryana Lab will concentrate on women entrepreneurship, identity management as well as women in tech and will be hosted at the IoT center in Gurgam (http://coe-iot.com/).

Astana, Kazakhstan

Planning workshop was held on 8-9 October 2018. 

Port Louis, Mauritius

Planning workshop will be held on 22-23 November 2018. 

Is your government interested in hosting an UNTIL Lab? Please contact unite@un.org.

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