Launch House is a global, annual competition for people with ideas about how to improve society. It provides a forum for cutting-edge innovation to introduce new concepts and methods implemented in the real world. I

It is organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), which helps make this concept of global civic engagement a reality. Through this type of dialogue, we can discover new opportunities and build international partnerships in creating solutions to complex problems while fostering solutions-focused cultures within communities worldwide.

By 2030 there will be three billion people on earth who are under the age of 25, and they must learn skills and knowledge through modern education so they can contribute positively towards creating sustainable societies around the world. To make this a reality, Launch House provides a means of bridging this gap by catalyzing projects designed to execute large-scale change.

The structure for Launch House consists of three phases

Phase 1 is the Idea Phase, where teams submit their ideas. Shortlisted entrants are then provided with mentoring from experts in the field and have access to incubation support from the GDN’s network of contacts, who are top thinkers in various industries.

Phase 2 is the Development Phase, where teams refine their ideas and prepare for implementation. Teams go through an intensive training module that aims to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed for successful implementation. At this stage, teams can also apply for additional funding, which will be available on a ‘matching’ basis.

Phase 3 is the Implementation Phase, where teams engage with the community and volunteers about their projects. They also continue to receive mentorship for their campaign during this phase.

Finally, to raise awareness of projects and to encourage continued participation, teams have access to sponsorship from companies, governments, or NGOs once they’ve completed their task. See related link to learn more.


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