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Fixing the sustainability and innovation puzzle – powered by Innosuisse (EN)

Networking Event Series – Technology-Driven Entrepreneurship

Fixing the sustainability and innovation puzzle

Sustainability has reached the top of the agenda for governments, academia, industries, and the general public. Innovation is playing a key role in this agenda and in making our journey towards a more sustainable world a reality. Sustainability is however an extremely complex field, often characterized as a wicked problem where challenges are interconnected and interrelated. Impactful innovation will therefore require a holistic and collaborative approach. This adds complexity for entrepreneurs, startups, or intrapreneurs already directly involved in the field of sustainability and even more so for those who have started their journey without immediate awareness of sustainability. In this event, powered by Innosuisse, you will have the opportunity to get exposed to different perspectives on sustainability and innovation.

What will the audience learn?

1) Purpose: How and when to define your sustainability purpose
2) Business model: How to make your value proposition relevant towards a sustainable world (this has an increasing impact on your investability)
3) Ecosystems: How to activate and drive change in your local ecosystem (and beyond as you expand)

Win a voucher for “The Sustainability Puzzle” book

The event will also be an opportunity to participate in a raffle to win a voucher for “The Sustainability Puzzle”, a book by our guest Claudia Winkler and her co-author Alice Schmidt:



Introduction and presentation of guests:
Rahel Gerber – Managing Partner & Member of the Board @ImpactHub
Claudia Winkler – Co-Author of the book “The Sustainability Puzzle”
Christian Abshagen – Head of Sustainability @Universitätspital Basel & Research Associate @FHNW
Oliver Meier – Founder of the sustainability startup “Fahamu” & Head Strategy, Design and Operations Connected Health a.I @Novartis


Panel discussion with our experts and Q&A


Audience poll and close


Networking opportunities after the closing of the main event:

  • Random assignment 1:1 networking
  • Choose your 1:1 networking partner from the audience
  • Thematic networking and exchange group-sessions

Participation is free, however registration is required before January 25th, 2022

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