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.  

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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.

UNTIL India | Haryana

The Government of Haryana envisions the UNTIL Lab as a catalyst for collaboration between private industry, the UN, civil society, and academia to find globally acceptable solutions to achieve sustainable development goals. Haryana is already a significant center of technology development and the UNTIL office will complement this vibrant hub.

The government of Haryana have identified four core thematic areas, where the UNTIL Haryana lab technology projects will focus on:  

  • Gender Equality 
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities 
  • Quality Education.

The UNTIL Lab is strategically located in the city of Gurugram, which is part of the National Capital Region of Delhi, the capital of India. It is at the few kilometer’s distance from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. It has many Fortune 500 companies and numerous SMEs.

Other labs in progress

India

Our next UNTIL Lab in India is coming up in the state of Kerala. This 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.

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.