RESPOND is the first accelerator program that promotes both responsible leadership and sustainable business models in line with the UN 2030 Agenda.

In 2021, RESPOND is specifically looking into three areas of innovation.

Work environments and the role of human labor are rapidly transforming.

RESPOND is looking for innovative approaches that equip humans with the right skills and tools for the future of work, enable equal access to employment, and leverage technology to improve precarious working conditions.

Urban environments are facing complex social and environmental challenges.

We are curious to see fresh ideas to develop intelligent and sustainable urban systems, and encourage inclusion and engagement of citizens.

Economic systems are exceeding planetary boundaries.

We want to see new concepts that promote the responsible use of resources, sustainable production and consumption patterns, circular economy approaches, and environmental risk mitigation.