About the Exchange
The goal of this exchange is to increase the pace of social and environmental change by making solutions more readily available to practitioners across the world. As practitioners share the components of their solutions (what we call "building blocks"), we hope that other practitioners will feel inspired to re-purpose those building blocks for an entirely different challenge.Find Out More
Elena Mayer-Besting, Innovator at ITC Innovation Lab
Adriana De Oro, Global Humanitarian Lab
Felix Stähli, Cofounder of Impact Hub Geneva
Raphaël Dard, Cofounder at ITC Innovation Lab
Biliana Vassileva, Co-dreamer at Impact Hub Geneva Association
Raimund Moser, Cofounder at ITC Innovation Lab
Faly Ranaivoson, Cross-pollinator at Pangloss Labs
Gianluca Grifi, partner - ORBIS.earth
Vivian Marcelino, Cofounder at ITC Innovation Lab
Marina Mischarin, Innovator at ITC Innovation Lab
Paul Bristow, Cofounder of Pangloss Labs
Descriptions of the other organizations involved
Handicap International is an international organization specialised in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant.
Located in the heart of Geneva, we provide a space where entrepreneurs and innovators come together to prototype new models for a society that works for all - connecting sectors, industries and cultural background. We offer access to an inspiring working space, a vibrant learning community, startup incubation programmes, inspiring events and innovative workshops and courses. As a member, you join a community of over 10 000 members in 70+ Impact Hubs across the world, innovating for a new kind of economy.
We are a partnership of leading humanitarian organisations working to make, incubate, and accelerate innovative solutions that address common problems of affected populations and humanitarian community.
We are a network of networks, a node connected to networks of people and communities, partnerships as well as big and small institutions from the public and private sector, all aiming at fostering innovation in the humanitarian sector, and empowering affected communities. We leverage local and global capacity to create participatory innovation and find solutions using collaborative approaches.
The International Geneva Perception Change project was launched by Director-General Michael Møller in early 2014. The project aims to highlight the impact of the work done by all of the UN and international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other institutions based in Geneva. Its objective is to broaden the overall understanding of just how relevant the work carried out by international Geneva is, not only in the context of humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping or global health, but also to everyday life.
Our goal is to combine creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations in interdisciplinary teams – to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This means that the agency enables SMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment, thus raising incomes and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities.
Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.
Pangloss Labs is an open innovation laboratory for Greater Geneva.
We are a mix of open source third-space, collective research space, ecological Fablab and support structure for entrepreneurship. We share a multidisciplinary space between entrepreneurs, associations, self-employed, SMEs, and curious individuals.