Global Compact Network Denmark is seeking SDG Innovation Mentors and Experts to take part in its inaugural innovation development programme beginning in August 2019.
In addition to engaging and empowering young professionals, the Young SDG Innovators Programme offers several other opportunities for sustainability and innovation professionals to leverage their expertise and epxerience while building new talents and skills. Companies applying for the programme has the opportunity to nominate individuals as:
SDG Innovation Mentors help shape the ambitions and plans of the Innovator teams, serving as advisors to the teams as they identify a sustainable development challenge relevant to their company and develop a solution that will address it. Mentors will support teams in their efforts to frame their challenge, applying sustainable business and innovation concepts to create prototypes and tangible business solutions with real market potential. Throughout the programme, Mentors will play a pivotal role in shepherding the team’s journey from ideation to development to a presentation of their solution to the company’s senior management. Mentors are expected to attand the five 2-day Innovation camps with the Innovator teams as well as spend 1-2 hours biweekly meeting with their teams.
The Global SDG Innovation Expert Group will serve as a key component of the programme, cintributing to the development of new ideas and solutions. Experts will leverage their technical knowledge to provide critical analysis and insight for Innovators to be able to identify relevant challenges for their business and design the solutions to address them. Participation requires offering one two-hour webinar on a monthly or bi-monthly basis for an 8-month period to provide feedback, guidance, and technical expertise to global Innovator teams and their projects. Additional – yet optional – engagements include participation in in-person workshop sessions for Innovators and serving as a panelist for project pitch competitions.
Should you be selected to participate in the programme, we urge you to save the following dates:
17 September 2019
23-24 September 2019
More information will follow.
Call for nominations:
May – August 2019