In the Health, Demography and Quality of Life program, Nordic Innovation is pushing an increase in the innovation and the use of data across the full Nordic region. The UNLEASH Nordic Innovation Lab has a particular focus on health innovation, hence the project falls well within Nordic Innovation’s pursuit of bridging Nordic health data and establishing an integrated health ecosystem across the Nordic countries through cross-sectoral collaboration.
The goal is to upskill Nordic youth and promote innovation and knowledge-sharing across the region. The project will further contribute to advancing an innovation culture in Greenland, thereby supporting local industry in the long term.
With support from Nordic Innovation, a designated work track on health innovation (UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) will be built. Here, participants will work within the particular thematic focus to learn from content experts and Nordic partners and form tangible health solutions. Sub-themes and challenges are related to health data and preventive health.
UNLEASH - A Global Innovation Program for the SDGs is a non-profit founded in 2016 with the aim of developing solutions to the SDGs and building capacity for young people from around the world. UNLEASH offers four different programs: A Global Innovation Lab for the SDGs taking place every year and gathering 1,000 young people, UNLEASH+, a pre-accelerator program for teams who have participated in the Innovation Lab, A Storyteller Lab for emerging impact journalists, and UNLEASH Hacks, which are localized hackathons.