The Social Innovation Forum
at the University of Lausanne
The Social Innovation Forum at the University of Lausanne
Social Innovation Forum
Social innovation : idealism or creation
of a sustainable future ?
In order to achieve the 2030 agenda set by the United Nations, the need for social innovation is more urgent than ever. Social innovation goes beyond the traditional domain of non-profit organizations and NGOs. In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of social entrepreneurs who are finding innovative solutions and models to respond to these increasingly complex and systemic social and environmental challenges.
The objective of this forum, organized by the HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation of UNIL, is to make social innovation known to our community of students, researchers, collaborators and graduates – the principles, the issues and the functioning of social innovation, as well as its diversity and collaborative richness. It will answer the following questions :
- Why do we need social entrepreneurs who challenge systems deeply ?
- How to find solutions to complex social and environmental issues for which there is no viable economic model ?
- How can the private and public sectors work together to support these social entrepreneurs and who are these actors in our region ?
This forum is also an opportunity to inspire by example by bringing together recognized social entrepreneurs and some younger ones who started their project during their studies at UNIL. Finally, it is an opportunity to bring our community together around a theme that affects all faculties and fields.
The speakers of the 2nd edition
Director of the HUB Entrepreneurship & Innovation UNIL
Co-founder of MEGA Social Innovation
Director of Votre Cercle de Vie
Social entrepreneur, UNESCO Young Leader & Forbes 30 under 30
HR Director at Romande Energie
Programme Manager UCreate
Co-founder & Co-CEO of WeRobotics
Head of FIC at Romande Energie
Professor and Managing Director at E4S
Founder of Realise & Co-founder of Après-Genève
Customer experience manager at Romande Energie
Relive the previous edition
1st edition – May 2022