Program Details

Succeed Where There's a Need

A Global Innovation Advocacy Campaign

Sponsors and Partners:

Sponsors and Partners:


The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, SABLE Accelerator and GREEN Network are partnering with UNICEF on a landmark initiative designed to encourage corporate social responsibility by crowdsourcing breakthrough ideas, inventions, products and emerging technologies that can advance the work done worldwide by the UNICEF Innovation Center.

Entitled "Succeed Where There's a Need," this program seeks to create a global open innovation network for the world’s best and brightest youth, innovators, technologists, IT professionals, product developers, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and post-graduate students. These individuals will come together to identify, adapt and deploy inventive technology solutions that can help UNICEF scale its efforts to meet the ever-growing needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and excluded children across 190 countries. 

A dedicated community site, powered by innovation platform leader IdeaScale, will enable participants to share ideas, vote and discuss refinements to “inspirations that overcome limitations.” It will register and profile contributors and run crowdsourcing contests and challenges developed by UNICEF Innovation Labs located in 15 countries. You can preview this site, get a sneak peak of our upcoming plans and learn how you can get involved as an innovator or sponsor at

We have established strategic alliances with media companies and organizations across globe to team with us in this initiative. These partners include news channels, tech hubs, incubators, development groups, entrepreneur associations, and impact investors who can help develop "innovations that overcome limitations."

Campaign Partner Organizations

  • C-Suite Network
  • SAINe
  • Silicon Cape Initiative
  • AfriLabs
  • Association of African Business Schools
  • Weaverlution
  • United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley Development Impact Lab
  • UC Berkeley Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • Innovus
  • MIIS Center for Social Impact Learning
  • International Development Innovation Network
  • Fast Company
  • DEMO
  • IDG Enterprise
  • World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Edison Awards
  • Mashable
  • Churchill Club
  • Commonwealth Club
  • Toniic
  • LaunchLab
  • ThrdPlace
  • African Nurses Entrepreneurship Network
  • Founders Space
  • Mpule Institute for Endogenous Development
  • Stellenbosch University: Innovus
  • Stellenbosch University: LaunchLab

For more information and to learn how you can get involved in this important initiative as an innovator or sponsor, please visit



Program Themes

  • Marketing Innovation