The Geneva Innovation Movement curates and publishes practice insights in the form of white paper studies. The goal is to make changemaking initiatives available for the ecosystem in a central place.

Geneva Innovation Movement Association

Read all about the accomplishments of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association in 2022, as well as its plans for the future.


In this 5' video of her intervention at FESCIOF, GIM Founding Member Tina Ambos gives insight in her long-term and ongoing research that proves that innovation is required to reach the SDGs, and why players in the ecosystem and the private sector need to connect and to collaborate to embrace and scale innovation in International Organizations.

Geneva Innovation Movement Association

This first Fact Sheet provides a short overview of what the GIM stands for, its history and the outlook for 2023.  We continue to focus our strategy which is represented in the three pillars of our work: Network Building, Up-Skilling, and Knowledge Translating. At the same time, we remain true to our strong research and evidence-based roots.

AIB Insights

Summary of Katherine Tatarinov's award-winning dissertation on innovation for transforming the United Nations (UN) to solve the grand challenges in a technologically evolving world. Her findings show the cross-sectoral potential for delivering global impact through innovation. It also shows that IB scholars have the frameworks and tools to move beyond traditional contexts to address real problems in the global economy.

Journal of International Business Studies

Digital solutions are increasingly used to address “wicked problems” that are locally embedded but require global approaches. Scaling these solutions internationally is imperative for their success, but to date we know little about this process. The paper analyzes how four digital solutions driven by the United Nations are built and how they scale internationally.

Zeitschrift Vereinte Nationen

The United Nations is often criticized for its lack of innovative spirit. However, there are many groundbreaking innovations emanating from the UN. Important drivers of this are entrepreneurship and digital technologies, which enable even large bureaucratic organizations to develop new capabilities and launch transformation processes. IN GERMAN


The United Nations is both a fascinating playground for artificial intelligence applications and a showcase of AI implementation problems and solutions. This Knowledge Piece explains why. Based on on the research by the same authors "Ethically Embracing the New Frontier: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in International Organizations (2021)" also curated on this page.

Geneva Innovation Movement Association

Read all about the accomplishments of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association in its first year of operations, as well as its plans for the future.