ESCAP and Mahidol University signed a memorandum of agreement to establish SDG Solutions Lab in Thailand
Mrs. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, ESCAP Executive Secretary, and Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D., President of Mahidol University witnessed signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on SDG Solutions Lab by Mr. Adnan H. Aliani, Director, Strategy and Programme Management Division, ESCAP and Assoc. Prof. Jackrit Suthakorn, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University.
United Nations ESCAP and Mahidol University will work together to launch the SDG Solutions Lab in Thailand. The Lab will resemble an incubator and start-up accelerator environment to create a platform for collaborative problem solving between UN agencies, private sector, academia, and civil society. SDG Solutions Lab will engage students, young innovators and entrepreneurs in technology and innovation projects that aim to address the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, the Lab will support collaboration between start-ups and governments from across the Asia-Pacific region to deliver science, technology and innovation (STI) oriented solutions and policies. The Lab will also facilitate linkages between innovators and mentors, and exchange of ideas and resources between partners across the globe.