Background

The pandemic has unexpectedly slowed down the progress of globalization. However, the solution to every major issue we face today, be it global warming, public health crisis, AI ethics, or cultural conflicts..., relies on the continuous exploration of cutting-edge technology and collaborations across national borders.  If you are a tech entrepreneur and share the belief that good technologies that serve humanity should have no borders; If you are eager to connect with similar entrepreneurial minds around the world; If you believe that your product or service can provide solutions to critical social issues; Apply for the INSPIRO Young Entrepreneurs Network for SDGs NOW!

What is INSPIRO Young Entrepreneurs Network for SDGs?

INSPIRO Young Entrepreneurs Network for SDGs is a cross-cultural community for global outstanding entrepreneurs passionate about sustainable development. Under the UNDP Spark Lab (Chengdu), the network is initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Management Committee of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, supported by the China International Center for Economic & Technical Exchange(CICETE). The network aims to bring together Chinese and international tech entrepreneurs, to explore how to leverage innovation and technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as climate-tech, ed-tech, health-tech and gender equality in the tech industry. We provide a series of interactive exchanges and learning opportunities to link industry leaders and quality capital for INSPIRO members. Our vision is to integrate the concept of sustainable development into business strategies, generating cooperation in the field of sustainable development, and creating commercial value at the same time. INSPIRO means "inspiration" in Latin. It also stands for the core value of this program - INnovative, Sustainable, Peer-Inspired, Resilient, Optimistic.

Being a INSPIRO Network member, you will receive:

A global community of entrepreneurs with great inspiration

· INSPIRO Monthly Webinar: discussing global cutting-edge tech trends, oversea business opportunities and cross-border business partnership · INSPIRO X-possibility: building cross-border tech for good project together

Multi-layer support for startup growth from the INSPIRO eco-system

· Conversations with executives from multinational companies, government officials, business associations and venture capital · Entrepreneurial guidance and policy benefits from the government

Official recognition by the United Nations 

· Certificate of participation issued by UNDP Spark Lab · Opportunities to get involved with other UN-led projects

In the future, we will have the chance to invite INSPIRO Network members to offline visits through our annual business study tour. 

Our ideal applicants are entrepreneurs...

Have the intention of developing cross-border business partnership
With tech-oriented product or service (registered patent can be a plus)
Who already had or plan to expand to oversea markets
With product/service that can create a positive social impact

INSPIRO Young Entrepreneurs Network for SDGs

Apply now! The selection is on a rolling basis, so do it as soon as you can!