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Feb/28 12:30 - Feb/28 14:00

Cinema Room (room XIV), Palais des Nations, Building A, 1st Floor.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:00

Cinema Room (room XIV), Palais des Nations, Building A, 1st Floor.

The University of Geneva’s i2i Hub and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) have the pleasure of inviting you to the second session of the UNIGE – UNOG Conversations with Academia.

In today’s changing environment International Organizations (IOs) are embracing innovation strategies. Geneva, the operational centre for many IOs, has become a hub for best practices in innovation and several organizations are implementing new structures, mirroring efforts of leading private companies and NGOs.

Research by UNIGE has found that intrapreneurship and bottom-up innovation have the potential to fundamentally transform the way IOs work, allowing them to achieve the SDGs in the digital age. However they struggle to inspire such behaviour and are lacking the structures to scale bottom-up ideas.

We will address these challenges through the contributions of specialists and interactive dialogue with participants.