Let’s Join Forces for the Oceans!

Impact Hub and WWF are joining forces for the oceans and would love for you to take part. Do you have an idea for fighting plastic waste? Is your venture tackling ocean plastic pollution already? Then we encourage you to register and share with us details of your solution so we can explore how to support you in the future through our partnership. Among other things, we can provide ventures with best practices from Impact Hubs around the globe and share WWF’s deep topical expertise and opportunities to inspire and enable you to move forward with your project. We want you to believe that your ideas and energy can make a difference and invite you to learn from our experience.

Get aboard the #UPtrain

Summer is coming, holidays are coming… and you, where are you going? And above all, how? Let yourself be inspired aboard our #UPtrain! In the programme: inspiring anecdotes about train journeys, cool tips to save when buying tickets, great encounters, an exciting game in which you will experience the beauty of train travelling, and above all… a delicious ice cream to enjoy! Our idea? Share our BIG LOVE with as many people as possible on holiday by train and to the planet! You can find the #UPtrain in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Locarno, Solothurn, Zurich and Basel on 15 June 2019! If you want to support, write UP on facebook or an email to info@umweltplattform.ch to volunteer.

Calling all Entrepreneurs for the Circular Economy!

Great news for circular economy startups: Applications for the Green Alley Award 2019 are open now! This is your chance to win €25,000 to boost your business across Europe! We are looking for startups based in Europe who want to tackle the global waste challenge using digital circular economy solutions, recycling solutions and ideas for waste prevention. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2019.

Creative Hub submissions

Select, outstanding business ideas will not only be promoted but will also be supported by creative business coaching and networking over the course of one year. In up to sixteen tailor-made training courses, we help to successfully introduce business ideas to the market and develop the business even further. In addition, we communicate the business’ core message, help with networking, and facilitate its participation in the Creative Business Cup, which draws additional national and international attention to business owners. The deadline is 28 June 2019.


Industry 4.0 | i4Challenge

Have you developed innovative solutions, new approaches and sophisticated products in the field of Industry 4.0? Then we would like to get to know you. BaselArea.swiss is hosting a challenge for start-ups and industry 4.0 projects at the Industry 4.0 trade fair in Mulhouse, BE 4.0 for short. The Challenge is aimed at young entrepreneurs, SMEs, university projects with industry 4.0 products or services. All projects that are active inin Switzerland, Alsace, France or Baden, Germany and that can demonstrate a prototype or a product can participate. The application deadline is 30 June 2019.

DayOne accelerator supports digital health innovation

DayOne, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health, launches its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people. We are seeking brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, startups as well as intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome. The application deadline is 26 July 2019.

Soziale Innovation

Unter welchen Voraussetzungen qualifizieren sich sozial innovative Projekte für die Förderprogramme von Bridge und Innosuisse? Wie können sich die beiden Förderagenturen organisieren, um solche Projektgesuche angemessen zu bewerten? Diese Fragen stehen im Zentrum der gemeinsam von Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Brigde, Innosuisse und swissuniversities organisierten Veranstaltung. Sie bringt Förderagenturen, Forschende und ausgewählte Praxispartner zusammen, um anhand konkreter Modellprojekte die Anforderungen der Praxis, der Forschung und der Förderung auszuloten. Ziel ist es, das Thema «Soziale Innovation» für alle Beteiligten zu operationalisieren.