Current Programs

Below you can find our current Global Innovation Lab programs or explore our successful past programs.

Empowering Saudi Women Through Entrepreneurship

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We are pleased to host the Empowering Saudi Women Through Entrepreneurship program in partnership with the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the U.S. Consulate General Jeddah. This initiative focuses on building the capacity of women entrepreneurs in western Saudi Arabia. Participants will learn the essentials of creating and growing a successful business venture, as well as methods for bringing new products and services to market.

Advancing Women and Youth Entrepreneurship

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Advancing Women and Youth Entrepreneurship is designed to help women and youth entrepreneurs gain the skills, knowledge and network to scale their businesses. In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, the initiative provides the essential building blocks of creating a successful business venture. Applications for the program, which ran from January to September 2021, are now closed.

Nexus Incubator, India

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Nexus is an innovation hub and startup incubator created in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and Global Innovation Lab. Located at the American Center in New Delhi, Nexus serves as a central hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, government agencies, industry and funding organizations to promote Indian startups, to showcase best practices of American and Indian entrepreneurship, and to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

XLr8 Andhra Pradesh, India

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In collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Global Innovation Lab launched XLr8 Andhra Pradesh, a world-class global technology accelerator. The accelerator fosters a culture of innovation in the Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh to increase knowledge, wealth and employment, in the State and beyond.

DHI Business Acceleration Program, Bhutan

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Launched in partnership with Druk Holding and Investments, the commercial arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan, the DHI Business Acceleration Program (DHI BizAP) provides a holistic approach to entrepreneurship development in the Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) sector.

City of Daejeon, South Korea

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Partnering with Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and the KAIST Center for Innovation Initiatives (KCI), Global Innovation Lab has worked with local companies to perform market research and international business development resulting in over $3.5M in business deals for Korean innovators.

Yangjae Innovation Hub, Seoul, South Korea

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Yangjae Innovation Hub is a startup incubator located in Seoul, South Korea. The program is a partnership with KAIST University focused on acceleration of Artificial Intelligence startups.

Jeollabuk Province and City of Jeonju, South Korea

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Global Innovation Lab works strategically with Jeollabuk Province to build its capacity by identifying and mentoring promising technology companies and innovators. This program extended into the Capitol City of Jeonju and focuses on developing and expanding traditional businesses across the city.

Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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UT’s Global Innovation Lab works with Aichi Prefecture in Japan to assess their startup ecosystem and recommend strategies for building a more robust startup ecosystem. Elements of the program include incubator development, startup business development, and entrepreneurship training.