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Explore our living library of innovation-related webinars and publications hosted by the UN Innovation Network and UN Entities.

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June 19, 2024

Neurotechnology and Children

This working paper explains what neurotechnology is and, through the lens of opportunities and risks, highlights current applications of neurotechnology involving children, and considers future and emerging uses.
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
April 18, 2024

UN Innovation Update 2024

Explore how 40 Entities are leveraging new approaches and cutting-edge technologies in their work.
April 8, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator - Year in Review 2023

The WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2023 showcases the tangible impact of its efforts to source, support and scale innovations ending hunger and achieving the SDGs.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 06: Clean Water & Sanitation
February 16, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event

Witness the newest cohort of cutting-edge startups and social entrepreneurs pitch live in front of potential funders, government officials, and industry leaders.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
September 17, 2023

SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda

The SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda explores the transformative potential of digital and highlights how it is already positively impacting lives and livelihoods around the world.
June 30, 2023

WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2022 Lunch and Learn

Having implemented innovation projects, colleagues from WFP Innovation Accelerator shared their innovation stories as well as lessons learned in 2022.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
March 13, 2023

Opening Green Windows: Technological Opportunities for a Low-Carbon World

The report highlights the opportunities that green innovation – goods and services with smaller carbon footprints – offer developing countries to strengthen their economies and boost their technological capacities.
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
SDG 13: Climate Action
December 13, 2022

A Thought Piece on Quantum Computing

This paper provides an overview of Quantum Computing as a technology, assessing its promise and constraints, discussing the possible role the UN can play with its wider adoption.

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The UN Innovation Network and many UN Entities regularly host webinars and discussions to uncover emerging good practices, showcase successful projects and learn about opportunity areas for innovation, data and digital transformation.

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