All visuals, summaries and presentations

Dear Talent Forum participants,

Our videographer made videos of all the presentations, but we still have to be a bit patient until we receive them and can post them here. In the mean time, I am sharing the short summaries you provided as well as the illustrations and the links to your presentations.

It has been a privilege to work with all of you!

Nadja, Head Coach

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Group 1: Smartchoice.net

What action can young people take to help promote responsible growth and consumption within the next 10 years?

The foundation of all change in growth and consumption is education. How can young people improve things directly? Students should get active and participate in the decision-making process at their school.

Environmental issues like global warming, mass consumption and topics like sustainability will be discussed on a platform. Our platform will connect students all around the globe, so they can take a look at other improvements proposed and accepted around the world.

Smart Choice – the place where students can make a difference by voting on suggestions from their fellow students.

Presentation

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Group 2: The Green Gap

What do we, as a society, need to contribute to smarter growth and consumption in the next 20 years to create a lasting impact?

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Let’s converge classical tuition with an inspiring environment: We create the Green Gap; an innovative new approach in the school schedule.

Students leave the class room once a month to get a mind-changing boost of hands-on experience. The supermarket, the butcher, the farm – to get away from our shapeless thoughts.

Imagine the impact on the parents, learning from their kids about the slaughter of a pig and getting an empathic idea of the inconvenient truth!

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Group 3: SWEEPEE: Ocean-based Autonomous Vehicle for Water purification & Waste Collection

What will be the big innovation of the next 10 years in the area of ecology that will change the way we think about growth and consumption?

Sweepee starts empty and sweeps the ocean to collect water and solid waste from the sea to transform it into potable water. The collected water is cleaned from plastic and trash and later separated from salt. The plastic is processed into cubes.

The drinkable water and processed plastic will be sold to clients or donated to poor people.

Presentation

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Group 4: BLOK Electronics

What science driven idea will make us more concious and smarter consumers by 2025?

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Our idea tackles the problem of the throwing away electronic devices when just one partdoes not work anymore. Is this throwing away smart? Certainly not! Our science driven solution is based on the development of easily interchangeable electronic blocks. So less trash is produced and a greener world is created. Maybe the solution to some problems of today?

Presentation

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Group 5 Less work – more community

Imagine a low growth world. What will be the business models that drive this world and make it a positive place for all?

Let’s picture a slow growth world. In this world economy needs less working power and therefore, a lot of people are out of work. This has to change. To stop this the society splits up the remaining work. Therefore all people will work part time – in our scenario 50 %. This new society spends their free time in community houses.

PRESENTATION

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Group 6 - Polar Bear App

What solutions will help more humans to become greener and fairer consumers by 2025?

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The Polar Bear App motivates people to be greener/fairer by linking their consumption to the salvation of their threatened avatar. It’s easy : Before buying a product/service, scan it with your mobile device, and information concerning its green- and fairness appears. The greener your lifestyle, the better off your avatar.

Presentation

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Group 7: Piezoelectricity – step by step towards energy autonomy

What solutions will help more humans to become greener and fairer consumers by 2025?

 

The movement of people and vehicles contains a tremendous electric potential which can be made useable by piezoelectric plates.

Not all this crowd-produced power will be used immediately, but locally stored in potential forms (e.g. chemical and mechanical).

This crowd-produced energy will raise people’s awareness for the value of power.

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Group 8: DIS is it!

What business idea related to increased global mobility will create a lasting impact on the conscious consumer within the next 10 years?

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DIS is your crowd-funded taxi of tomorrow. Our self-driven cars fueled by renewable energies pick you up at home. The integrated intelligent navigation technology pools you together with like-minded passengers and drives you to your desired destination. DIS car-sharing: the journey becomes greener and cheaper. The future starts now!

Presentation

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Group 9 – Buy Aware  

Which new policy relating to technology and ecology  will influence smart and sustainable progress in the next 10 years?

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The implementation of a data collection system that analyses your online consumption patterns and grades them according to their sustainability. The system is state-funded while the products/companies get rated by several state-chosen NGOs. A browser-plugin/app will send you an alert when you buy an unsustainable product and in the end of the year every consumer will get his personal footprint.

Presentation

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Group 10: ECOOL

Which ground breaking sustainable business idea (product or service) will convince your future investor as well as consumers?

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We created an app that helps students reduce consumption and compare themselves to others. It measures water/energy consumption and waste production, rewarding exemplary behavior with points, and penalizing poor behavior with point deduction. Net points can be traded in for discounts on various product/services.

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What a journey!

It’s 23:48 and the participants are still hard at work with their coaches, finalizing their presentations, rehearsing them, getting critical second opinions and all the while enjoying themselves.

We came a long way since Friday evening, exploring the 10 topics. And tomorrow the groups will present their ideas, some of which I have already seen today and which I am excited to see again tomorrow after the final improvements.

As Head Coach I am very proud of my team and of all the participants. Well done!

(see below one of the first inspirations of the exploration phase – not to worry, this is not going to be one of the final ideas :-) )

From the Head Coach Office, Nadja

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Discover and Dream Session, Day 2

We are using a specific process at the Swiss Talent Forum to create ideas. It’s called «The Idea Machine» and it’s a process I co-created at www.brainstore.com and have used for over 900 projects so far.

During the first phase of the process, which here at the Forum we call “Discover and Dream”, we let the participants create an abundance of raw material around their topic. The goal is to collect as much loose stuff as possible to facilitate the next session, where more specific ideas are created.

Here are a few images of the different sessions in the group – enjoy!

From the Head Coach Office – Nadja

 

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Cow Usage in India

One of the major tasks was to find and innovative and effective way to ensure that the cows which move freely in the streets of India’s cities.
Giving attention to the fact that cows have a holy status in India we laid the main focus to developing ideas which do not cause any harm to them.

The results are as different as they could possibly be. Here are some examples:

- organising a cow race where the runner and the cow have to be faster than their opponents on a track of 5 kilometers.

- using the cows as windows models in order to promote the products of the shop or the shopping center.

- make use of the cows as a transportation mean.

- making a bollywood movie with cows as actors

- make a cow street where tourists can ride them and take pictures with them. With the entry they pay the cows are feeded

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Arrival Day

The first day of the Swiss Talent Forum 2015 «Smart Growth and Consumption» is almost over. Right now the participants and their group coaches are meeting for the first time in their groups and are getting to know each other better.

The day started with arrivals and registration and was followed by a greeting ceremony, during which Stefan Horisberger from Swiss Youth in Science welcomed the participants to Thun and our partners from Roche (Peggy Grüninger) and UBS (Christoph Niggli) addressed the participants.

Then, a short inspirational movie made especially for this event and showed exclusively there was presented to show participants in the vastness and depth of this year’s topic.

After dinner the participants had the chance to participate in a «World Café» session where they were able to discuss three subtopics in more detail.

We are all very much looking forward to tomorrow’s events.

Nadja Schnetzler, Head Coach

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participants arriving

 

gathering

gathering

welcome drinks

welcome drinks

at the welcome event

at the welcome event

the coach team

the coach team

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interested participants

interested participants

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Christoph Niggli, UBS

Christoph Niggli, UBS

Patience Grüninger

Patience Grüninger

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Stefan Horisberger, Director Swiss Youth in Science

Stefan Horisberger, Director Swiss Youth in Science

Coach Jacqueline

Coach Jacqueline

Nadja Schnetzler, Head Coach

Nadja Schnetzler, Head Coach

images by www.clickclick.ch

 

Some preparatory information

tania

Hello everyone

We are all getting more and more excited to welcoming you to the Swiss Talent Forum next week.

The Coach Team has met last Sunday on site to prepare a very exciting and challenging program for you. Have a look at the view we had! (Picture by our coach Tania Menzi, thank you so much).

Here are a few things that we have been asked by participants by mail, and we are happy to answer them here for everyone:

1 – how do I prepare?

We do not want you to prepare. An innovation and thinking process like the one we have prepared for you requires that you come as openminded as possible. Do not feel obliged to prepare specially.

2 – dress code?

There is no official dress code. Come as you always dress. If that’s super casual, then that is you, if you like to dress up for any occasion, that’s fine, too! The most important thing for us is that you feel at ease and comfortable and that you can work without impediments.

3 – what do I need to bring?

In principle everything is here for you, you just need your personal items. If you want to bring your own laptop that’s maybe a good idea, but each work group also has their own mac in the group, so it’s not absolutely necessary. There is wifi on site of course.

On the last evening (Sunday) you will work and dine at the hotel in a casual atmosphere. We thought that it might be fun if participants who have a special talent (music, acting, slam poetry, you name it) can share this talent with the other participants over the evening. So if you want to do a little show and need your Ukulele, by all means bring it along!

See you next week!

Nadja (Head Coach)