Greenland and Copenhagen

UNLEASH is a global initiative committed to bringing youth together to share ideas, build networks and create innovative and scalable solutions to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Every year, they unite young people from across the world for a Global Innovation Lab, organize dozens of local UNLEASH hacks and accelerate the implementation of top solutions through the incubator UNLEASH Plus.

The project: In 2022 UNLEASH hosted its first Regional Innovation Lab with focus on the Arctic, which brought together 200 Greenlandic, Nordic, and Arctic youth. Our grant and collaboration is providing ongoing support for this through post lab mentorship to finalist Teams, hosting innovation workshops in Greenland and sending three finalist teams to share their ideas at The Ocean Race stopover in Aarhus. 

Our activation: At the Aarhus stopover we brought together young people from across four projects – UNLEASH, Rise, Ripples for Change,RI, plus our own NextGen students, to take part and present in a calendar of events including The Ocean Race Summit, Youth Summit and Business Summit. The aim was to champion these young adults and their work, highlighting how they are the voice of the future.