3rd Social Innovation Forum at UNIL: « Changing scale: from project to movement »

3rd Social Innovation Forum at UNIL: « Changing scale: from project to movement »


Who are these social entrepreneurs who are challenging our dysfunctional systems? How can we find concrete solutions to complex societal problems? How can the private and public sectors work together to support these innovations for the common good?

Speaker(s)/host(s): Christophe Dunand Social entrepreneur, management, strategy and governance consultant - Dan Acher Artivist, founder and director of Happy City Lab - Eleonora Voltolina Social entrepreneur, founder of Repubblica degli stagisti - François Bonnici Director of the Schwab Foundation & WEF Social Innovation Manager - Frederic Hoffmann Co-founder of Racine Production - Sascha Haselmayer Author, social entrepreneur - Sofia de Meyer Entrepreneur, consultant and founder of Opaline and Whitepod - Sophie Bacq Professor of social entrepreneurship at IMD - Stéphane Benoit-Godet Journalist, former editor-in-chief of Le Temps newspaper

There are 10 million social enterprises in the world today, employing 200 million people. Yet social innovation is still little-known in Switzerland.

The Forum Innovation Sociale aims to fill this gap, by publicizing and popularizing social innovation among the general public. The event helps to bring together key players, and aims to inspire by example, by showing how the entrepreneurial spirit can be harnessed to innovate for the common good.

At this 3rd edition, we'll be tackling the theme: "Changing scale: from project to movement".

We'll have the pleasure of hearing and meeting social entrepreneurs, grassroots players and experts who are building a more inclusive and sustainable world of tomorrow.

You'll also have the opportunity to attend a pitch session for projects by students & alumni from various Hautes Écoles in French-speaking Switzerland. The public will award the Forum Prize, supported by the Leenaards Foundation, to a social innovation project from the region.

The Forum will be followed by an apéritif dînatoire to facilitate exchanges and encounters.

Discover the full program here.

Register before April 21 under this link. Registration is free but mandatory.