Building the next wave of peacetech innovations
to empower entrepreneurship in fragile contexts
and shape a more peaceful world.
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Empowering Entrepreneurship in Fragile Contexts & Pioneering Peacetech Innovations Worldwide
We are dedicated to building, launching, and scaling the next wave of peacetech innovations to shape a more prosperous future in fragile contexts across the globe.
By harnessing the power of technology and innovation, we create ecosystems that foster entrepreneurship and resilience in regions affected by instability or conflict.
Through our platforms, we provide transformative digital tools and physical resources that enable local entrepreneurs to thrive, driving economic growth and social progress in even the most challenging environments.
SocialTech Lab works at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding to bridge divides, empower local change-makers, and cultivate resilient ecosystems.
Take a sneak peek into a day-in-the-life of one of our initiatives, The Base by CyprusInno. The Base by CyprusInno, a Social Impact Generator™, combines the elements of a coworking center, meeting/office space, accelerator/incubator, innovation center, and multimedia studio located on the grounds of the historic Ledra Palace in Cyprus’ UN Buffer Zone in the city of Nicosia, the last divided capital in the world, and is the first space of its kind in a demilitarized zone, positioning Cyprus as a potential model for other countries and regions. It was our first implementation of a Social Impact Generator™.
SocialTech Lab originated back in 2016 originally under the brand name “CyprusInno,” which was its first peacetech product in the market and was the result of two founders from opposing communities coming together to build a platform for peace innovation in their divided country.
ON THE GROUND
We build digital tools, live programs & physical spaces to support ecosystems under pressure. Digital tools include ecosystem maps, e-learning platforms, and more. Live programs include networking, bootcamps, workshops, mentorship programs, hackathons & accelerators.
We built our first physical space in 2021 in Cyprus’ Buffer Zone – an innovation center and events space featuring a coworking space, an ideation lounge, a multimedia studio for podcasting, and a conference room.
We are a team of social entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, nonprofit leaders, and community advocates with experience in startups, sustainability, peacebuilding, and with a 7-year track record of working across divided communities.