News: Social Impact Award Switzerland Finalists announcement

CO-Objectifs 21 SA
En utilisant ce qui est présent localement et en créant des chaînes de valeur ajoutées, CO-Objectifs 21 SA va participer activement à la création de ce monde d'abondance sans déchets sur le territoire Genevois.
Cuisine Lab
A Social Culture & Cooking Lab community of locals and newcomers using culture and cooking as a catalyst for intercultural exchange, personal growth, and integration. We celebrate the importance of our collective diversity and through building respect and understanding we create opportunities to solve systemic social issues together.
L’idée du projet vise à mettre en place une structure de vente participative (ferme urbaine, coopérative) alimentée par un potager collectif sur le futur écoquartier du Grosselin et par des paysans produisant du biologique sur la commune, ce qui permettra aux migrants et aux habitants de se réunir autour d’une activité constructive, humaine et enrichissante qui renforcera l'échange et la cohésion sociale.
Gymitrainer is a fun and engaging online learning platform for the Swiss high school entrance exam.
Internet for Girls
Internet for Girls in an introductory programming course for girls between 12 and 15 years old in rural areas of Ukraine. During this course, girls will learn the most publicly used coding language like HTML, CSS, Java Script and will develop a webpage. The aims of the course are to break the barrier of girls exclusion from the ICT field, to promote different career paths and to encourage the start of moving from one technology to another.
L'éthiquette is a platform which centralized the offer of sustainable and ethical clothes and offers them to rent in Switzerland. The sustainability and ethics of each piece and fabricant will be analyzed.
Le projet a pour mission la création d’un centre socio-culturel Suisse au Vietnam; un lieu d’échanges culturels et de rencontres dans le but de promouvoir une Suisse cosmopolite et innovante. A l'image de cette Suisse aux multiples facettes, le centre fournirait une offre variée avec un réel savoir-faire "swiss made" dans divers domaines d'activités.
Basé sur le principe du coworking, MarketLab rassemble dans une halle couverte à Lausanne différents producteurs alimentaires et artisans du goût pour permettre de faire l'intégralité de ses courses alimentaires à prix abordable tout en prenant un verre.
MeasurImpact is a web tool with the aim to democratize methods to measure impacts on society and environment. It will allow social entrepreneurs and investors to account for their impacts easily and transparently.
MotherStories souhaite mettre en lumière les femmes en leur permettant de partager leurs expériences autour des multiples sujets liés à la maternité.
Rendre le Style au Vêtement
Marque de vêtements en maille qui favorise l'artisanat ainsi que le respect des différents acteurs de la production et de leurs conditions de travail, de la nature et du vêtement en lui-même.
Thinkmilk develops devices and services to control milk substances rate and diseases. It aims to reduce the expressive milk waste due to bacteria and somatic cells in South America.
Waterdrop Vietnam
The project aims at building lasting social, economic, health and environmental impacts through the implementation of low-technologies to improve drinking water access in Vietnam.

Social Impact Award Switzerland

What is it?

Social Impact Award (SIA) will promote the knowledge and practice of social entrepreneurship among students in Switzerland. We will do so by raising awareness for social entrepreneurship, offering an educational program guiding from vague intentions to a social venture, giving access to networks of peers & professionals and by directly supporting the most promising ventures.

More specifically...

SIA Switzerland 2017 will start by offering students three one-day workshops on the themes of idea generation, business planning and business modelling in partnership with Universities of four Romandie cities (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Fribourg). The themes of the workshop will be analysed from the perspective of social entrepreneurship, but the take home knowledge learned during the different workshops will be helpful in everyday life and especially, in the professional world, regardless of the sector chosen. The SIA Switzerland 2017 will then launch a competition for the incubation of the best ideas. Via our partner networks such as AEISEC and the participating universities, we will be inviting students from Switzerland to submit their inspirational ideas and projects to address global challenges locally. The participants must be between 14 and 30 years of age and, ideally, composed by at least 50% of students. Thirteen teams will be nominated as finalists and will participate in the first incubation program. They will be supported by mentors: successful entrepreneurs, employees of well-established corporates (UBS) and professional business consultants. In addition, they will also have access to the worldwide entrepreneurial community of Impact Hub and SIA 2017. The objective of these three months is to allow each team to turn its idea into a viable business model.
.In September the four best ideas will be selected by a jury and the teams nominated winners of the Social Impact Award Switzerland 2017.In September the fouelecteddd In September the four best ideas will be selected by a jury and the teams nominated winners of the Social Impact Award Switzerland 2017. These teams will win a prize money, international recognition and active support from a SIA community of experts as well as attracting potential investors. They will also invited to participate in the SIA Summit which will take place from 1 to 3 November 2017 in Belgrade (Serbia), where winners from all participating countries (Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Tunisia) will meet and deepen their expertise. Participation in the creation of a viable business model in a supportive environment will provide participants with transformative educational learning tools, concepts, entrepreneurial practices, and teamwork. This will enable them to realize their own ability to have a positive impact on society. We hope SIA will create a favourable environment for constructive synergies creation, from which feasible solutions to the great challenges of our time will emerge.