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HEI Grand ChallengeCosmopolitan Localism
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL’s startup incubator will incorporate principles of sustainability into all of its startup programs and work to commercial opportunities identified by the Mission Lab.
Successful sustainability-led innovation requires a commitment to creating a positive impact for people and planet. This missions sees UL orient its venture incubator toward the nurturing of sustainability- led startups. In doing so, aspiring entrepreneurs will be supported by expert mentors on their journey to creating maximum social and ecological impact.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to promote sustainable development and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Each mission and associated project within the Mission Lab portfolio is directly linked to one or more SDGs, ensuring all efforts are in service of true impact.

Sustainable Development Goals in Focus

01No Poverty
02Zero Hunger
03Good Health and Well-being
04Quality Education
05Gender Equality
06Clean Water and Sanitation
07Affordable and Clean Energy
08decent work and economic growth
09Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
10reduced inequalities
11Sustainable Cities and Communities
12Responsible Consumption and Production
13Climate Action
14Life Below Water
15Life on Land
16Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17Partnerships for the Goals


+societal value creation
+sustainability-led ventures
+social innovation and impact
+public entrepreneurship
+economic prosperity
-reliance on FDI
-innovation stagnation
-food waste and packaging


Official metrics are yet to be defined by the mission team and additional key stakeholders. This will occur upon commencement of the mission projects and will be influenced by data derived from baseline studies of the systems relevant to each mission.

Mission Model

The mission model is a structured framework that guides the development and execution of each mission. This model allows for a flexible and dynamic approach to mission-based work, where diverse stakeholders can come together to create positive change.
HEI Grand Challenge
Cosmopolitan Localism
Mission Impact Hub
Cross Sector Innovation
Technology Transfer Office
Research Office
Enterprise Ireland
Local Enterprise Offices
Venture Funders
Kemmy Business School
Project Portfolio
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