Lab of tomorrow Challenge for Greening and Advancing E-commerce

Lab of tomorrow Challenge for Greening and Advancing E-commerce

Deadline: 6th October 2023

The Lab of tomorrow is a business development programme to solve specific challenges in emerging markets. It inspires European and local businesses to jointly create new products and services that generate long-term impact on the ground. Lab of tomorrow programmes can be implemented to solve challenges in various sectors.

Lab of tomorrow Challenge for Greening and Advancing E-commercePast programmes have dealt with topics such as health care, energy provision or biodiversity protection. So far we implemented lot programmes in African, Asian, South-East European  and Latin American countries and we are open to address all emerging markets.


Anyone from the private sector, the public sector and civil society organisations can participate in our lot programmes. Ideal participants are committed to invest time and resources, have an entrepreneurial mindset and a hands-on attitude and are open to co-creation methods. After application we carefully select participants and form teams with members whose experiences complement each other.


As a business representative, the lab of tomorrow is your opportunity to expand your product portfolio and access emerging markets together with new business partners! The results are viable new ventures owned and driven by you.​ We support you with business case sourcing and match you with ideal local and international companies in versatile teams. You also benefit from accessing our partner networks.

If you are from the public sector or the civil society, you can strengthen cooperation with local and European companies, attract foreign investment and drive innovation. You can use insights and outcomes from the programme to tackle specific SDG challenges.

The Lab of Tomorrow will cover cost for travel and accommodation for African companies from the target countries (Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Rwanda) selected to participate in the programme.

Country Eligibility

The program focuses on ecommerce with lot 22 targeting on ways to make e-commerce in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Rwanda more affordable, reliable and sustainable.

For more information and application.


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