Support for innovators
Discover all the resources created and made available by Open Geneva to support the community in its practice of open innovation
Need a coworking space?
Open Geneva and the coworking spaces | café Voisins in Geneva become partners! Notice to startupers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, coworkers of our Open Geneva community, get 10% discount on Nomade subscriptions, to continue to innovate and work everywhere in Geneva!
Interested? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sparkboard is the web platform developed and made available for free by Open Geneva. This tool allows the promotion of hackathons, facilitates the organization of hackathons for the organizers, the follow-up of the projects born from these events, as well as the direct connection between innovators and acceleration programs in the Lake Geneva region.
If you wish to organize an event/hackathon using the platform, please write to email@example.com
Once your space is created on the sparkboard, you can take it in hand independently.
Download the user guide here.
Open Geneva launches its platform to support innovative projects born from Open Geneva hackathons!
The objective: to directly involve the community in the development and support of innovative projects by combining participatory funding and in-kind contributions!
Learn more about crowdsupport
Communication & Visibility
A project doesn't exist if you don't talk about it. Whether it is within the community of innovators, in the media, or with acceleration partners, the project must be visible to find resources, whether technical, financial, human, logistical, etc., to support it.
Each month, a newsletter is sent to the network of innovation actors, innovators, supporters and partners of Open Geneva. This communication aims to present and follow innovation projects born from hackathons, announce events related to innovation in Geneva (hackathons, conferences, workshops...).
Our accelerator partners
Science Innovation Hub
The Hub of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva is articulated as a deep scientific pre-incubator, whose objective is to support researchers in exploiting the commercial potential of their high-level fundamental research carried out at the Faculty across society.
Fondetec's mission is to support companies that create jobs and bring innovation to the city of Geneva. Thanks to the support and backing of fondetec, 9 out of 10 supported companies are still active after 5 years and continue to develop. In 20 years, more than 600 companies have been supported.
Startup Academy La Côte
Startup Academy La Côte accompanies and supports start-ups from the initial business idea. The program is tailored to the needs of the start-up and lasts between 18 and 24 months.
The support provided consists of mentoring, advice, knowledge transfer and workshops, as well as the development of a specific network for each start-up.
Projects born from hackathons
SME Health Check Project
This startup born from the Geneva Resilience Hack hackathon in June 2020 accompanies companies with a diagnosis and recommendations to better cope with crises.
#Project: Breathing games
This collective creates video games to help patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis.
Our media partner RTS presents the Hackahealth hackathon team and tells us how this adventure began.
Our media partner RTS presents Sanae, a doctor at the HUG, who came up with the idea, during the HUG hackathon, of an application that allows you to obtain an immediate diagnosis without going to the emergency room.
Born from an idea developed during the Smart City Hack in 2017 and improved during the Mobility Hackathon in 2018, the project is now in full swing.
#Project: Billy and Hoppy
Discover the Billy & Hoppy project, born from the HUG#4 hackathon: an interactive robot to distract hospitalized children thanks to an application developed using iconography to break the language barriers with children during care!
#Perched Vegetables Project
From their participation in the Smart City Hack during the Open Geneva 2017 festival to the creation of their association.