Open Geneva is... 

...a non-profit association, based in Geneva, whose mission is to promote and stimulate open innovation by bringing together a large community of over 4000 innovators, bringing their ideas to life, communicating their projects and supporting their development.

Open Geneva supportsinclusive innovationfor all, and promotes the development and acceleration of concrete solutions to improve everyday life and society!

The mission of Open Geneva

Open Geneva organises and coordinates the Open Innovation Festival of Greater Geneva since 2017. This innovation highlight is aimed at all those who for all those who want to get involved in the future. Dozens of free hackathons, workshops and conferences take place in the Greater Geneva area to find solutions to challenges related to social innovation, sustainable development, global health, media and digital transformation.

Open Geneva encourages its community to organize and participate in hackathonsthese These are moments of collective intelligence lasting a few dozen hours, the aim of which is to develop practical solutions to concrete problems. During hackathons, participants with different expertise and cultures meet and work together to tackle challenges on a given theme (e.g. sustainable finance, integration of refugees in the labour market). In an informal but intense environment, participants benefit from hackathons to create social links, learn and contribute collectively and thus take pride in doing, innovating and succeeding together!

Thus, the hackathon approach is a fertile environment for the construction of use-cases s, close-knit teams enabling the development of robust products, or even startups.

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24 hours at the service of the sustainable city

Open Geneva organizes the 2nd edition of the Geneva hackathon for a more sustainable and inclusive territory on November 11 and 12, 2022on the campus of the HEG Geneva.


To find all the events organized by Open Geneva, go to the page Our Events