Do you wish your country had its own SU? The Singularity University (SU) Country Partnership is a unique opportunity for past participants of SU programs to work with local governments, educational institutions, foundations and NGOs, and corporate sponsors in partnership with SU to elevate the state of innovation in their respective countries and bring us all closer to an abundant future.
These partnerships accelerate the organic growth of innovation—and extend SU’s mission—across the globe by enabling teams of change agents to deliver localized versions of SU’s programs, community activities, and innovation hubs in their own countries. Under the brand name SingularityU, all activities are delivered by expert local faculty who are trained and certified by Singularity University in exponential technologies, exponential leadership, exponential organizations, and our proven curriculum to help promote innovative solutions to humanity’s grand challenges.
This is the most intensive partnership we offer. And while it’s a major undertaking to unite many stakeholders around a common purpose of catalyzing innovation, the benefits of doing so are immense. The Netherlands became our first Country Partner in 2016, and is setting an example for future partners. Denmark became our next Country Partner in 2017.
Why Partner with SU
Selected Country Partners represent the most forward-looking countries in the world. Host countries gain significant competitive advantages through a deepened commitment to entrepreneurship, investment in innovation, and exposure to new technologies. Partners also help cultivate new ways of envisioning the future within their countries by showcasing the potential of exponential technologies.
If you become a Country Partner, we’ll work closely with your local team to help you enable these outcomes. We’ll create tailored training and education programs for you to deliver to your country’s business and political leaders that share new ways to approach problems. Using our frameworks, you’ll be able to identify ways to help your country form agile governments that offer creative, dynamic solutions to better respond to people’s needs. Moreover, you'll have valuable opportunities for networking and collaboration with other like-minded change agents and unlocks new sources of thought leadership.
We’ll seed a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in your country through a series of public and private events that prepare your country to support the rise of new businesses built around exponential technologies. Business communities throughout your country will thrive as they learn how to apply bold thinking and the latest technologies to develop scalable solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.
Who We Look For
Do you already have a significant business relationship with SU that you’re looking to take to the next level? This partnership may be right for you!
This is our most intensive level of partnership, and therefore it’s not an entry-level engagement. We view SingularityU Summit organizers as the best potential Country Partners, because they already demonstrate the capacity to:
- Recruit and partner with sponsors
- Bring the necessary stakeholders to the table, including corporations, governments, universities, and the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors
- Lead large cross-functional teams
- Organize large-scale events and conferences
- Collaborate with the broader SU community (i.e., community leaders, innovators, change agents, and past SU program participants around the world)
If you’ve already been a Summit Partner and are ready to take the next step, let’s start the conversation!
Are you just starting down this path? We welcome you to explore new ways to get involved with SU if you’re not at this stage yet, and we look forward to getting to know you better!
Featured Country Partner: SingularityU The Netherlands
SingularityU The Netherlands is a benefit corporation committed to creating positive and sustainable global impact through its programs, which give people the tools and guidance to understand and apply cutting-edge technologies and to reimagine and reinvent their industries, companies, careers, and lives. Read about the partnership.
SingularityU The Netherlands hosts regular events to share ideas and insights, ignite action, and unite a community of doers. Its innovation hub focuses on four key areas in which companies and scientists in The Netherlands are world leaders: food, health, mobility and water.
Why The Netherlands?
The Netherlands is an ideal testbed for innovation that many consider Europe’s most connected ecosystem. It has always been a safe haven for people who think differently while shaping tomorrow’s society, and a place for pioneers in the arts, culture, and international trade.
Featured Country Partner: SingularityU Denmark
SingularityU Denmark is a benefit corporation that empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies. Located in a 5,000 m2 innovation hub in the heart of Copenhagen’s Science City, SingularityU Denmark is home to a world-class, international ecosystem of thought leaders, startups, corporate x-divisions, scientists and researchers. The innovation hub has a maker space, biolab, iLab, café, rooftop terrace, and fitness and meditation rooms, as well as meeting and event facilities. Read more about the partnership here.
With a faculty consisting of Scandinavian experts in fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and the future of medicine, SingularityU Denmark offers educational programs that span from immersive programs designed to help organizations navigate accelerating change to stunning conferences that inspire and prompt action.
Denmark is a pioneer in digitization and also the first country with a digital ambassador to strengthen the ties to world’s top tech companies. Denmark is a global leader in many technological areas, including green tech, biotech, pharmaceutical sciences, and design. In combination with the passionate SU alumni community, Denmark is the ideal place to tap into expertise and create new opportunities.
Ready to take the next step?
If you’ve been a SingularityU Summit organizer and are ready to take things to the next level, let’s talk! Share your contact information, and we’ll be in touch.
If you don't have a prior business relationship with SU, there are many ways to start down this path. Explore ways to get involved with SU.