By creating a common ground for innovation in a pre-competition space, we have helped to build new innovation partnerships. Our experience has brought game-changing sustainable innovations to the market and mobilized key stakeholders to drive sustainable growth. We believe that true collaboration demands trust and knowledge about each other – a space we thrive in.
We have an ability to drive processes which inspires the narratives that allow leaders and innovators to dream big. Understanding the right level of insights to innovate, combined with the methodology to work more efficiently within the Earth’s limits will help achieve this goal.
Founded in 2010 as a strategic collaboration between NASA, NIKE, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), LAUNCH started its journey to explore, identify and source innovators that could solve the big challenges of our time.
In 2014, LAUNCH was expanded to the Nordics with the movement LAUNCH Nordic (later LAUNCH Circular) with founding members of IKEA Group, Novozymes, Kvadrat, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Environmental Protection Agency and Region Skåne – and since then eBay and VF Corporation and several others has joined.
This global partnership is about Circular Economy in manufacturing and materials, as well as Sustainable Consumption and Production. It includes a yearly process cycle with multiple exploration workshops, summits and engagement formats.
Since the inception of LAUNCH, we’ve helped mobilize more than 1,000 leaders to accelerate 111 innovators who are addressing 13 of the world’s toughest challenges.
The purpose of SUSTAINABLE BUILD is to create growth in sustainable building and construction. We help strengthen the competitiveness of sustainable solutions and scale new sustainable products and business models. This is done through an increase in innovation, knowledge sharing and strengthening cooperation across the building industry.
The partnership is deeply rooted within the built industry and a need to gather and push the industry from within. Partners in SUSTAINABLE BUILD therefore include our founding partners PensionDenmark, Central Region Denmark, Henning Larsen Architects, NCC, Tarkett and Grundejernes Investeringsfond as well as our Ressource and Community partners.
With a global Innovation Challenge, every year, we invite up to 10 innovators to Denmark. The partnership includes a yearly process cycle with multiple exploration workshops, summits and engagement formats.
The partnership is facilitated together with Danish Architecture Center.