Past Programs

Global Innovation Lab has developed programs in over 40 countries:

Countries with Global Innovation Programs
Armenia Egypt Kuwait Singapore
Australia Ghana Malaysia South Africa
Bangladesh Hungary Mexico South Korea
Belize India Nepal Spain
Bhutan Indonesia Phillippines Sri Lanka
Canada Japan Poland Sweden
Canary Islands Jordan Portugal Turkey
Chile Kazakhstan Russia Ukraine
Colombia Kenya Saudi Arabia Vietnam

DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme (LIGP)

Cumulative impact on the Indian economy of $814M

Through cooperation with the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Global Innovation Lab developed a program to bring India’s early-stage innovators and their new technologies to market in India and around the world. The program has benefited more than 1,000 Indian scientists, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs across virtually every technology sector.

South Asia Connect @ Nexus Startup Hub

For traditional and technology entrepreneurs in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, South Asia Connect @ Nexus Startup Hub expanded on the Nexus program based out of the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in New Delhi. The program connected leaders in entrepreneurship-focused institutions to regional networks, mentors, training, and venture opportunities. To advance their ventures, entrepreneurs were were provided with best-practice training, ongoing mentorship, and access to critical networks.

Gyeonggi-UT Innovation Program

In partnership with the Gyeonggi Small-to-Medium Business Center (GSBC), the Gyeonggi-UT Innovation Program spanned over 10 years and resulted in market research performed for over 150 companies and support for 80 companies with international business development and technology transfer agreements, including a Space Act Agreement with NASA and multiple international partnerships with export revenue projected to be over $30M.

Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)

In partnership with the Korean Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), Global Innovation Lab launched an automotive-industry-specific research, training, and education program. The program resulted in over 20 companies trained. Four companies developed business engagement agreements with Tier 1 suppliers, established automakers, and new entrants to the automotive market.

University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN), Portugal

The University Technology Enterprise Network worked to enhance Portugal’s competitiveness in science and technology commercialization and global entrepreneurial success, working with government ministers, university rectors, faculty and researchers, and entrepreneurs. Through training and immersion programs in both Portugal and in Austin, Texas, the Global Startup Program prepared tech entrepreneurs to enter markets in North America and worldwide.

Innovation & Business Acceleration Center (IBAC), West Bengal

In cooperation with the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. and in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, the Innovation & Business Acceleration Center (IBAC) in the Indian state of West Bengal provided a model acceleration and incubation center to support innovators, technology, start-ups, enterprises and businesses which have the potential to grow, scale and contribute to the economy of the state. The program also worked closely with exporters in West Bengal to explore opportunities for expansion in existing markets or new geographies for product launches.