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.
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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The Open Geneva Association
- Rania Al-Baroudi, Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Creativity Center
- Paul Bristow, Co-Founder, Pangloss Labs
- Cécile Catalano, SocialUp by Hospice Général
- Didier Faure, Founder Smart City Hack & Consultant @ Innobridge,
- Prof. Antoine Geissbühler, Director, Innovation Center, Geneva University Hospitals
- Prof. François Grey, Director, Digital Strategy of the University of Geneva
- Cyril Jaquet, Principal Organizer, SRG SSR Hackdays
- Dr. Thomas Maillart, Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative & GSEM, University of Geneva
- Pierre Mirlesse, Vice-President Public Sector EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
- Prof. Jean-Henry Morin, Information Systems and Services, University of Geneva
- Abir Oreibi, Chief Executive Officer, Lift
- Dr. Didier Raboud, Deputy General Secretary, Rectorate, University of Geneva
- Ségolène Samouiller, Transverse Projects, University of Geneva
- Thomas Maillart (President)
- Pierre Mirlesse (Vice-President)
- Ségolène Samouiller (Secretary)
- Cyril Jaquet (Treasurer)
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