The Social Innovation Forum Prize Awarded to Now Care
For the first time, UNIL's Social Innovation Forum is awarding a prize to students or young graduates from a number of universities in French-speaking Switzerland.
The public voted for NOW Care, the project judged to have the greatest potential to transform society over the next three years. The team made up of Claire Meuwly (UNIL) and Larina Laube (EHL) won CHF 5,000 to accelerate their development.
NOW Care offers liquid soaps made in Switzerland in powder form that can be mixed with tap water. Their aim is to find new ways of taking care of ourselves while looking after the planet and others.
Discover the 5 other projects that also took part in the Social Innovation Forum Awards:
Unidress: a digital platform that enables local communities to sell, rent and repair their clothes among themselves, but also to buy new clothes from ethical and sustainable brands.
CHIP: a network of connected lockers accessible to everyone for receiving or sending parcels, Click & Collect sales and exchanges between private individuals.
rebuiLT: a student project on the reuse of building materials and the use of low-tech to create a community pavilion.
Animenvert: professional socio-cultural support for local authorities in their sustainable transition.
Eternitee: an umbrella platform that promotes and encourages voluntary work.