Application for UNLEASH 2018 Program at Singapore

UNLEASH 2018 Singapore – A global innovation lab for the Sustainable Development Goals

From May 30 to June 6, Singapore will be the host for UNLEASH 2018 and the second cohort of 1,000 young talents (18 – 35 years) from all over the world, who will work on new, innovative and disruptive solutions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Applications are open from January 15 – February 15, 2018. Find more information at

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that will take place in Singapore from May 30 – June 6.

For more information and questions about the program, please read here ( For questions about the application platform, please read here (

Applications are open from January 15 – February 15. Answers will be sent out by March 1.


To APPLY, click here:

*Find the attached Invitation document*

To be NOMINATED by a Talent Partner, quickly contact: Helen N. Okpala (2017 UNLEASH SDG Talent) on or before 22nd Jan., 2018.


 Full introduction to UNLEASH

In May 2018, UNLEASH takes place in Singapore. 1,000 of the most talented young people are being handpicked to come up with solutions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They will meet in Singapore to come up with disruptive and innovative solutions within themes related to the SDGs.

The first UNLEASH took place in Denmark in August 2017. In November 2017, the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen handed over UNLEASH to the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during an official visit. “Denmark kick-started this great initiative, and there is no better partner than Singapore to take over. The global SDGs carry the ambition to bring the world we live in closer to the world in which we wish to live. Singapore is known for its foresight, drive, and ability to take action. By passing on the host country torch to Singapore, I am sure that UNLEASH will take yet another important step forward,” said Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

UNLEASH starts on May 30 and the talents will learn from Singaporean private and public sector, who will inspire the talents for their process through the four-day innovation challenge. The talents are put in teams and will work on solutions within their field of expertise. “We each have a valuable contribution to make to sustainable development. This gathering of young, creative and innovative minds will harness the power of human ingenuity, to create imaginative solutions that achieve the SDGs,” said Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

At the end of the innovation challenge, the solutions will be perfected and pitched in front of a panel of experts before UNLEASH culminates on June 6, when the final awards show takes place and thought leaders from all over the world will give keynotes to inspire the talents’ way forward. Here the best ideas are also awarded and given prizes to further support the implementation of their solutions.

Applications will be open from January 15 – February 15, 2018. For more information, please visit