Innovation Program

Our innovation programs will give students and young professionals invaluable experience within problem solving and co-creation, as well as access to a network of leading figures within innovation and sustainability

Through our innovation program the participants will be able to influence businesses to choose more sustainable options. Businesses will present challenging cases that will be linked to sustainability as well as the business strategies of the companies involved.

Development Goals Forum Innovation Program


We are looking for students and young professionals with different educational backgrounds, everything from sustainability and innovation to marketing, economics, law and engineering disciplines. DGF will put together interdisciplinary teams that will be guided by expert mentors. Participants will in this way be able to use their knowledge and skills to create sustainable solutions that will benefit both businesses, the society and the future generations.

As a participant, you will through this innovation program:

  • Have the opportunity to influence practices of leading businesses in Norway

  • Work closely with businesses, other young professionals, professors and researchers.

  • Have an opportunity to build a valuable network for your future that will better equip you to collectively tackle the sustainable development challenges that we face.

  • Build valuable skills such as cooperation, leadership and problem solving.

  • Gain more knowledge about sustainable innovation, which is an advantage in today’s labour market

Unique opportunity

This innovation program will give you an unique opportunity to influence large businesses towards more sustainable practices. The innovative ideas that are produced through the program will be presented at the forum in March 2021. The best ideas and solutions chosen by our expert panel of judges will receive prizes. All participants will receive certificates of participation, reference letters and a symbolic sum of money.

Ongoing cases

Our cases are designed to challenge the participants to solve business problems while at the same time yielding results towards one or more of the SDGs. Read about the ongoing cases below and stay tuned to follow them from initiation to implementation

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Make me understand and help me to act!

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