Welcome to the SDG Solution Space
The SDG Solution Space is open for physical events in strict compliance with UNIGE Covid-19 safety measures governing events. In particular, as of 1 October 2021, all public events organised at UNIGE are subject to the compulsory presentation of a Covid certificate.
See you soon in good health! – The SDG Solution Space team
The Geneva SDG Solution Space was created by the University of Geneva for the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative, a comprehensive, hands-on education programme for training young innovators to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students, researchers, experts from UN agencies and NGOs, as well as citizens from all walks of life, gather together in this open innovation space to collaboratively develop concrete solutions for practical SDG challenges, during hackathons, workshops, summer schools and networking events.
The 330 m2 facility, opened its doors in 2017 on the occasion of the first Open Geneva Festival of Innovation, helping to introduce a new spirit of open innovation in the heart of International Geneva. The Solution Space is located at Campus Biotech Innovation Park in Sécheron, part of a joint campus that University of Geneva shares with the EPFL and a range of high-tech startups, NGOs and foundations.
The Solution Space contains an SDG FabLab, with a range of digital fabrication technologies (3D printers, laser cutters) as well as other tools for quick prototyping of frugal innovations. Combined with 300m2 of shared open-plan office space in the same building, the SDG Solution Space hosts a burgeoning SDG ecosystem of SDG innovators. In 2019, a sister SDG Solution Space was established at iCenter, part of Tsinghua University, China’s top academic institution.