The Autumn of Innovation, a new highlight of open innovation in Geneva

Resilience goes hand in hand with opportunity

The cancellation of the Open Geneva festival in March 2020 was an opportunity to rethink the operationalisation of our mission, the effectiveness of our tools and processes, and our role in this crisis as a promoter of open innovation.
Open Geneva reacted very quickly by launching the Crisis Innovation and Resilience Fund with the Canton of Geneva, the University of Geneva and the HES-SO Geneva in June 2020. This resilience experiment has been a source of learning and the ground for new experiments. We have implemented new processes, developed new digital tools and strengthened our partnerships. 

Autumn of Innovation: warm-up for the March 2021 Innovation Festival

From 27 August to the end of November, Open Geneva invites you to explore, test and experiment with our tools and processes while innovating together in preparation for the 2021 Innovation Festival.

This new highlight of innovation in Geneva will be punctuated by numerous hackathons and events dealing with different themes, such as smart cities, sustainable finance, integration of refugees or global health. These events will allow hackathon and event organisers to test new formats, whether face-to-face (according to current health standards), online or hybrid, and to use new digital tools for their organisation.

The Open Geneva community of innovators will be able to experiment with these new event formats allowing everyone to test our tools and processes to accelerate their projects, network, and develop their skills in the post-covid-19 era.

Join us and add your event to the already rich autumn programme!

To facilitate the definition and promotion of events on the Autumn of Innovation programme, the same registration system as for the festival programme will be offered from 25 July. Each organiser will be able to create his or her event on the open geneva website and manage his or her information. There will be no deadline for announcing and registering an event for the autumn programme! 

Open Geneva will work on a communication dedicated to this new innovation highlight in Geneva in order to highlight those who continue to innovate with us!

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