Country Partnership

Catalyzing impact and innovation across the globe

Overview

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. To date, Singularity University has 3 Country Partners: SingularityU The Netherlands (2016), SingularityU Nordic (2017), and SingularityU Canada (2018).

Featured Country Partner: SingularityU Canada

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SingularityU Canada is a not-for-profit organization inspiring and enabling more Canadians to think BIG, take risks, and drive global impact. SingularityU Canada creates an inclusive dialogue and platform providing the mindset, skillset, and network Canada needs to remain relevant and resilient and offers tailored programs and events convening global experts, cross-industry leaders, and curious minds striving to solve our biggest global challenges using new disruptive innovations. Read about the partnership.

Why Canada? 

Canada stands as a beacon to the world and is attracting leading global companies. Its multicultural communities, diverse industries, and positive attitudes not only make the country an incredible place to live and work but also drives economic strength and global impact.

Featured Country Partner: SingularityU The Netherlands

SingularityU The Netherlands is a benefit corporation committed to creating positive and sustainable global impact through programs that give people the tools and guidance to understand and apply cutting-edge technologies and to reimagine and reinvent their industries, companies, careers, and lives. SingularityU The Netherlands hosts regular events to share ideas and insights, ignite action, and unite a community of doers focused on food, health, mobility and water. Read about the partnership.

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.

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Featured Country Partner: SingularityU Nordic

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SingularityU Nordic is a B corp located in Copenhagen, Denmark that empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies. SingularityU Nordic is home to a world-class, international ecosystem of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, and researchers and offers immersive programs that help organizations navigate accelerating change, stunning conferences that inspire and prompt action, and more. Learn more about SingularityU Nordic here.

Expansion to the Nordics

SingularityU Nordic launched first as SingularityU Denmark in March 2017 but soon expanded its scope due to massive interest from across Scandinavia in its first year. SingularityU Nordic now also serves Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Learn more about the expansion here.

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.

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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)

Read about our partnership with Denmark.

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!

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