Co-creating a 6-month pre-acceleration program for teams building solutions to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a one-week bootcamp in Shenzhen, China.
Lead Facilitator at Youth Innovation Summit 2019, Morocco
Leading a team of 18 facilitators to guide 100 young passionate Moroccans through an intense one-week innovation sprint for local sustainable solutions.
India Swiss Social Innovation Camp 2019
Co-creating a 10-day social innovation sprint in Bangalore, India, for interdisciplinary teams of students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the Design School of Lausanne (ECAL), and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
Gregory Pepper is an innovation designer, who’s core experience is in creating programs for innovation and sustainability for early-stage ventures, corporates, NGOs, and universities.
He currently leads UNLEASH+, a 6-month pre-acceleration program for teams developing solutions to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He previously organised startup competitions in 15 African countries with Seedstars World, and ran a network of co-working spaces in 20+ countries with Seedspace.
Gregory holds an MSc & MA in Global Innovation Design, from Imperial College, the Royal College of Art, Tsinghua University and Nanyang Technological University.
Things I do
Design and facilitation of human-centered design (HCD) processes for early-stage ventures, companies, NGOs and universities.
Art & Design
Photography, web design, user experience design (UX), product design, and service design. The practice to my theory.
Sharing insights and knowledge, pitch trainings, master of ceremonies (MC).
"Greg is our go to consultant when we need to inject energy, ideas and creativity. We’ve worked with him on several innovation workshops and he always manages to get on with the client, put them at ease and provide valuable input. Greg is reliable, consistent and a pleasure to work with."
Charlotte Heard, Managing Director at Mettle Studio
"Greg comes with a rare mix of charisma, wit and analytical thinking. At ease in very different cultural and organizational contexts, he has proven on multiple occasions to be both reliable and inspirational."
Marc Laperrouza, Lecturer & Researcher at EPFL
"We love collaborating with Gregory Pepper & the team, in our innovation design projects. His high creative energy, strategic out-of-the-box thinking and innate ability for swift execution are very valuable to our pioneering work."
Cristina Riesen, Founder of We Are Play Lab