The SDGs
An Innovation
Opportunity

SHIP is an Open Innovation Platform connecting
corporate
know-how and technologies with
SDGs-related issues and needs.

SDGs Holistic Innovation PlatformSDGs Holistic Innovation Platform

Joint Management

News

About the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

17 Goals to be achieved by 2030

  • 1. NO POVERTY
  • 2. ZERO HUNGER
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 4. QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 5. GENDER EQUALITY
  • 6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9. INDUSTRY,INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13. CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14. LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15. LIFE ON LAND
  • 16. PEACE,JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • 18. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

In September 2015, the “Sustainable Development Summit” was held in the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by 193 participating countries: 17 goals with 169 targets to be achieved by 2030.

The SDGs are the responsibility of all countries, developed and developing. The Japanese government has expressed its commitment towards helping to achieve these goals. The private sector is also expected to actively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs via a combination of business activity and funding.

For details, please refer to the United Nations website.

About SHIP

The SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform, “SHIP” is an open innovation platform that sees innovation opportunities in tackling the SDGs and aims to solve worldwide challenges with corporate know-how and technologies.

SHIP is also a global platform that includes diverse stakeholders both in Japan and overseas, forming “SHIP Ecosystem.” It collects first-hand insights from the ground about issues around the world by utilizing its unique SHIP Digital Platform.
SHIP offers Japanese companies a variety of membership options and programs for innovation opportunities.

SHIP is jointly run by Japan Innovation Network (JIN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and supported by a network of partners.

Global networks
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  Search for Innovation Opportunities  Build a problem-solving business model

SHIP Digital Platform

The SHIP Digital Platform connects global issues and needs with technologies and know-how of the private sector.

The ignition point of innovation is correctly identifying the customer’s hidden needs. Key to identifying these needs is access to information on the ground. The SHIP Digital Platform is an online platform specifically designed to collect ‘raw information’ on people’s challenges and needs around the world.

The accumulated information will be enriched with macro-information and organized into different categories and innovation opportunities. These will be shared with SHIP Corporate Members to be utilized in their business models.

  • Globe-Spanning Data Collection

    The SHIP Digital Platform will
    continuously collect and compile
    ‘real voices on the ground’
    information from SHIP partners
    such as experts, start-ups, NGOs/NPOs,
    and international students from
    all around the world.

  • Finding Insights from
    “Real Voice”

    SHIP Secretariat provides hypotheses of’ Jobs To Be Done or business opportunities based on the analysis of issues and needs posted by the “real voices on the ground”.

  • Sharing Information with SHIP Corporate Members

    This information and hypotheses are shared with SHIP Corporate Members as well as utilized in the SHIP programs in order to create solutions and business models.

  • Globe-Spanning Data Collection

    The SHIP Digital Platform will
    continuously collect and compile
    ‘real voices on the ground’
    information from SHIP partners
    such as experts, start-ups, NGOs/NPOs,
    and international students from
    all around the world.

  • Finding Insights from
    “Real Voice”

    SHIP Secretariat provides hypotheses of’ Jobs To Be Done or business opportunities based on the analysis of issues and needs posted by the “real voices on the ground”.

  • Sharing Information with SHIP Corporate Members

    This information and hypotheses are shared with SHIP Corporate Members as well as utilized in the SHIP programs in order to create solutions and business models.

  • Globe-Spanning Data Collection

    The SHIP Digital Platform will continuously collect and compile ‘real voices on the ground’ information from SHIP partners such as experts, start-ups, NGOs/NPOs, and international students from all around the world.

  • Finding Insights from “Real Voice”

    SHIP Secretariat provides hypotheses of’ Jobs To Be Done or business opportunities based on the analysis of issues and needs posted by the “real voices on the ground”.

  • Sharing Information with SHIP Corporate Members

    This information and hypotheses are shared with SHIP Corporate Members as well as utilized in the SHIP programs in order to create solutions and business models.

SHIP ecosystem

SHIP Community Membership

SHIP ecosystem

Join the SHIP Ecosystem!

SHIP is calling for a participation of corporations and individuals who are interested in addressing the SDGs via core business activities, as SHIP Community Members (Free of charge).

Qualifications:

  • Corporations or individuals who agree with SHIP’s vision and mission

Benefits:

  • Participate in SHIP as a member of the Ecosystem
  • Receive newsletters from the SHIP
  • Participate in the SHIP Open Program

SHIP’s Membership Program

Depending on the needs of each company, SHIP offers a variety of programs and membership options, differing by the degree of access to the digital platform.

  • Needs

    Membership / Program

  • Need information on issues and needs globally

    SHIP Corporate Member

    Access to the SHIP Digital Platform on country-specific issues and needs. Explore business opportunities via direct communication with those connected to the issue and needs. Participation to the Discovery Program (Introductory Session) [Annual membership fee: JPY800,000+tax]

  • Receive detailed information on country-specific issues or needs. Explore business opportunities via direct communication with those connected to the issue/need

    SHIP Premium Corporate Member


    Use the SHIP digital platform to browse and post details on issues and needs facing countries. Participate in the Discovery Program (Themed)

  • Want to incorporate the SDGs into corporate strategy and increase awareness of the SDGs throughout the company

    Executive Program

    A program designed for executives to capture the SDGs as an innovation opportunity and incorporate the SDGs into business strategies [Fees to be consulted]

  • Want to gain a general understanding of how the SDGs and business are related

    Discovery Program (Introductory Session)

    A program designed to comprehensively understand the SDGs and how they relate to the business (0.5 day session) [Fee: JPY25,000+tax per person]

  • Want to gain a understanding of specific goal of SDGs and related issues, and explore business opportunities.

    Discovery Program
    (Thematic Session)

    A program designed to understand specific SDGs with inputs by expertize of SHIP Ecosystem (0.5 day session x 3 times) [Fee: JPY340,000+tax per person, JPY1,000,000+tax for 3-5 persons]

  • Need to build issue-based business models addressing the SDGs

    Innovation Program

    A program that builds innovative business models that emphasize the synergy between corporate goals and the SDGs (6 months approx.) [Fees to be consulted]

SHIP Membership

SHIP offers SHIP Corporate Membership for those who want to understand the global picture of SDGs-related issues and needs, as well as to gain in-depth understanding of country-specific issues and needs from the “real voice on the ground” accumulated by SHIP Digital Platform, and discover new business opportunities

Annual membership see

  • JPY800,000+tax

Benefits:

  • SHIP Newsletter
  • Open Forum Participation
  • Access to the SHIP Digital Platform
  • Contacting with those who posted the issue and needs Participation to the SHIP Discovery Program (Thematic Session) for free for2 times

SHIP Program and Membership

The SHIP has a strong focus on the business creation stage – identification of issues & needs, value conceptualization, and business model design – and offers variety of programs options on the needs of each company.

Recognition of global issues → Strategy,Vision → Problem Fiding → Conceptualization → Business Model Design → Business Launch → Contribution to SGDs
  • Free Open ProgramFree Open Program
  • Paid Digital Platform , Executive Program , Executive Program(SDGs Introduction Workshop,SDGs Themed Workshop) , Innovation Program(Value Proposition Workshop , Business Model Creation Workshop)Paid Digital Platform , Executive Program , Executive Program(SDGs Introduction Workshop,SDGs Themed Workshop) , Innovation Program(Value Proposition Workshop , Business Model Creation Workshop)

Open Program

Purpose

Raise awareness of the SDGs

Overview

Participation in Open Forums and Free Workshops (learn about what other companies are doing to achieve the SDGs)

Schedule

Twice per year *Please see the update on SHIP Website

Purpose

Raise awareness of the SDGs

Overview

Participation in Open Forums and Free Workshops (learn about what other companies are doing to achieve the SDGs)

Executive Program

Purpose

To capture the SDGs as innovation opportunities and incorporate them into corporate strategy and vision

Overview

For executive-level managers who are eager to better understand innovation management and incorporate the SDGs into corporate strategy and vision Fees to be consulted.

Enquires

Purpose

To capture the SDGs as innovation opportunities and incorporate them into corporate strategy and vision

Overview

For executive-level managers who are eager to better understand innovation management and incorporate the SDGs into corporate strategy and vision Fees to be consulted.

Enquires

Discovery Program (Introductory Session)

Purpose

To get the picture of how the SDGs are related to companies’ core business and business opportunities

Overview

Workshops to get a bird’s eye view of the SDGs and to connect them to core business activities. The workshop is held with a mixture of corporations.

Fees

JPY25,000+tax per person

Participate in this program

Purpose

To get the picture of how the SDGs are related to companies’ core business and business opportunities

Overview

Workshops to get a bird’s eye view of the SDGs and to connect them to core business activities. The workshop is held with a mixture of corporations.

Fees

JPY25,000+tax per person

Participate in this program

Discovery Program (Thematic Session)

Purpose

To discover business opportunities related to specific SDG themes

Overview

The workshop designed for in-depth exploration of a specific SDGs that involves cross-company teams working on hypothesis creation, Jobs To Be Done and value propositions for potential customers. External SHIP partners, such as start-up companies and international students, will be invited to provide feedback on generated content.
e.g. To solve health-related issues and needs in Asia, to solve energy related issues and needs in Africa3 times (for 1.5 months approx..)

Schedule

0.5 day session.

Fees

JPY34000+tax per person
JPY800,000+tax for 3-5 persons Enquiries

Enquires

Purpose

To discover business opportunities related to specific SDG themes

Overview

The workshop designed for in-depth exploration of a specific SDGs that involves cross-company teams working on hypothesis creation, Jobs To Be Done and value propositions for potential customers. External SHIP partners, such as start-up companies and international students, will be invited to provide feedback on generated content.
e.g. To solve health-related issues and needs in Asia, to solve energy related issues and needs in Africa3 times (for 1.5 months approx..)

Schedule

0.5 day session.

Fees

JPY34000+tax per person
JPY800,000+tax for 3-5 persons Enquiries

Enquires

Innovation Program

Purpose

To design business models addressing a SDG that relevant to the corporate innovation strategy

Overview

Value Proposition WorkshopCompany teams will use the raw information from the “real voices on the ground”, obtained via the SHIP Digital Platform, as well as SHIP Ecosystem, to identify unknown needs of potential customers and produce value propositions and ideas for solutions
Business Model Design WorkshopThese value propositions and solution ideas will be tested and refined via customer ethnography in the target market and brushed up to functioning business models

Schedule

6 months

Fees to be consulted.

Enquires

Purpose

To design business models addressing a SDG that relevant to the corporate innovation strategy

Overview

Value Proposition WorkshopCompany teams will use the raw information from the “real voices on the ground”, obtained via the SHIP Digital Platform, as well as SHIP Ecosystem, to identify unknown needs of potential customers and produce value propositions and ideas for solutions
Business Model Design WorkshopThese value propositions and solution ideas will be tested and refined via customer ethnography in the target market and brushed up to functioning business models

Schedule

6 months

Fees to be consulted.

Enquires

SHIP Partners

Joint Management

  • Japan Innovation Network (JIN)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Founding Partners

  • Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Knowledge Partners

Those who align with the aims and objectives of SHIP, and those who can contribute and assist to the ongoing operation and success of SHIP.

  • Graduate School of System Design and Management,
    Keio University
  • Japan Association for Promotion of Internationalization
  • 1776
  • Development Bank of Japan
  • BOP Global Network Japan
  • 31VENTURES
    by Mitsui Fudosan

Japan Innovation Network (JIN) is an accelerator for large and medium-sized companies to spur innovation in companies and overcome the widely held belief that “large companies cannot be innovative”.
JIN aims to create 100 innovative companies in Japan and turn Japan into an “Innovation Nation” through “two-layered management”, the systematic approach to manage creativity and productivity in parallel.

Japan Innovation Network
The Imperial Hotel Tower 8F
1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0011
http://ji-network.org/en/

Founded in 1966, UNDP now works in some 170 countries and territories to help eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas: sustainable development; democratic governance and peacebuilding; and climate and disaster resilience.

UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo
UN House 8F, Jingumae 5-53-70
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
http://www.undp.org/