Our Programs

From idea to action

In 2018, we launched the Circular Economy Transition (CET), a pioneer initiative for the transition to the circular economy in Switzerland and around the world.

Co-initiated with sanu durabilitas, and with the support of the MAVA Foundation, it is currently taking place in 6 cities – Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Ticino and Zurich.

BRING YOUR CIRCULAR IDEAS TO LIFE

Circular Economy Incubator

The Circular Economy Incubator enables individuals and start-ups to prototype and develop innovative solutions that help accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Switzerland.

During the programme, with the support of high-level mentors, experts and our network of impact investors, the selected entrepreneurs work on implementing their solutions and validating their business models.

ACT GLOBALLY

Accelerate2030

Accelerate2030 is a programme jointly initiated by Impact Hub Geneva-Lausanne and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), whose mission is to extend internationally the impact of entrepreneurs working to achieve positive social and environmental change that contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We believe that a paradigm shift towards sustainable business practices is underway, and as well as providing support in conventional business areas, we also enable entrepreneurs to embed a sustainable business culture through our leadership coaching.

UPGRADE YOUR SOLUTION

Kickstart Innovation

Kickstart Innovation is one of Europe’s largest innovation platforms connecting the innovation needs of key large organisations with the solutions of mature start-ups and intrapreneurial teams in the acceleration phase.

Since its launch in 2016, Kickstart has facilitated more than 200 partnerships between start-ups and large organisations, and participating start-ups have together raised more than CHF 2 billion.

Since 2020, circular economy principles have been integrated to focus on implementing sustainable solutions between late-stage start-ups and public and private sector partners.

LET'S BUILD our future TOGETHER

Climathon

The aim of the Climathon is to support the climate plans of each canton by co-constructing a shared sustainable vision together, and then turning it into reality by working with developers, entrepreneurs, students and professionals.

Through this commitment and collective intelligence, we aim to promote innovative solutions and stimulate the creation of new projects.

Whether you come with an idea or are working on a new solution with an inspiring team, experts and mentors will help you and your team find solutions to the climate challenge.

Integrating SMEs in sustainability

SMEs of Tomorrow: Cycle of thematic events

The SMEs of Tomorrow program offers an opportunity for businesses in Romandy to obtain deeper information about the challenges they may face in relation to transitory issues, while connecting them to appropriate support measures. 

The resources available are extensive, and it can be difficult for SMEs to navigate. Through 5 themed events over the year, SMEs have access to up-to-date information on legislation, materials management, digitisation and the sustainable profession. 

Rather than time-consuming searches in isolation, these events offer SMEs an opportunity to get a practical feel for the resources available to them: access this information, ask questions to the experts, exchange ideas and, in just two hours, leave with a complete overview of the resources available in their sector.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITies

Become a partner and take up your challenges

Whether you’re creating tailor-made programmes, facilitating workshops and events, work closely with Impact Hub and make inclusive and sustainable innovation your competitive advantage.

Whether you’re an innovative international company, an impact entrepreneur or an innovator, we can offer you sustainable expertise in social and solidarity-based innovation.

DEVELOPING INNOVATION
We develop innovative solutions that address your company's key challenges and opportunities.
STIMULATING EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT
We create inspiring programmes so that your employees can share their expertise with high-impact entrepreneurs and put their talent to work in a different context.
BUILD A CULTURE OF INNOVATION
We train your team(s) in effective innovation methodologies and tools, while putting them into practice.
IMPLEMENTING CUSTOMISED MATCHMAKING PROGRAMMES
From programme design to implementation, we help you build or develop a portfolio of relevant start-ups and innovations.

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Our programmes in the press

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