The BMZ digilab

The digilab is an innovation lab and booster for the best digital ideas in international cooperation

The booster for great ideas

At BMZ digilab, we scout for digital innovations geared to international development cooperation and help the most innovative approaches to scale their impact.

With  unconventional and agile ways of working known from the start-up world, we give innovative solutions the boost they need to be scaled in ways that are appropriate and specific to different countries and sectors. We help project teams in development cooperation, founders and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality by applying creative working methods. Working closely with the global tech industry, civil society and academia, we provide them with tools to harness their digital potential. As boost for digital innovation, we promote a sustainable world – lasting for future generations.

Our objective

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can no longer be achieved without digital approaches and innovations. Only innovative key technologies can both improve the lives of millions of people and scale up the effectiveness of our work.

For this reason, digilab has two fundamental objectives:


We work with start-ups, the global tech industry, civil society and academia to identify digital innovations.


We give breadth to successful digital innovative solutions, bringing real leaps in development to millions of people worldwide.

Our approach

At BMZ digilab, our focus is on how we can help tried-and-tested digital innovations become projects with global impact (‘scaling ’)

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Our lab

digilab is an inspiration, showcase, creative space and event venue in the heart of Berlin. Why not come in  and get a taste of co-working at BMZ?

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Digital transformation and development cooperation

The digital transformation is shaping the future and leading to profound changes in all areas of economic, social and governmental activity worldwide, social and governmental activities.

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Do you have scalable ideas for innovative digital projects? Are you planning an event related to our goals? Or are you simply interested in working with a team of makers?

Then the digilab of the BMZ is the right place for you. We support you with various event formats, an agile methodology kit, or connect you with our broad partner network.

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