Mission Statement

Open Geneva has been established to promote open innovation with a spirit of knowledge sharing for the common good. In particular, Open Geneva aims to foster open innovation for the arts, science, technology, and for society in the Greater Geneva Area.


Open Geneva was established in 2015 by the Geneva Creativity Center in order to promote innovation for the improvement of life quality in Geneva. During the 1st edition, several teams of students worked during 2 weekends on scientific projects, as well as social and technical innovations, related to energy, health, mobility. The 2016 edition was focused on medical technologies and brought a larger scope of participants during a curated hackathon organized by The Port in collaboration with the Geneva University Hospitals.

Edition 2017

In 2017, Open Geneva became a festival of hackathons. With the support of the Digital Strategy of the University of Geneva, more than 21 initiatives were organized, with the involvement of schools and research centers, administrations and companies, public and private institutions. Approximately 400 participants with a broad variety of skills and motivations developed over 50 innovatives projects, among which some have continued to develop. This keen interest is a confirmation that there is a real commitment for open innovation in Geneva.

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edition 2017
edition 2016

The Open Geneva Association

François Grey, Abir Oreibi, Didier Faure, Rania Al-Baroudi, Jean-Henry Morin, Paul Bristow, Maurizio Ranieri representing Antoire Geissbühler, Ségolène Samouiller, Cécile Catalano, Thomas Maillart, Pierre Mirlesse, and Cyril Jaquet.

founding members






Open Geneva
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