Helping Youth Innovators turn Ideas into Action

Helping Youth Innovators turn Ideas into Action

Crowd4SDG is a Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Action supported by the European Commission's Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme. Coordinated by the University of Geneva, the partners are CERN, CSIC, Politecnico di Milano, UNITAR and the University of Paris. The project goal is to assess the usefulness of practical innovation developed by grassroots teams and to research how such crowdsourcing can provide effective monitoring of the SDGs.

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Public Pitching
14h to 15h CET (Event in English)

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 929 5694 1403

Helping Youth Innovators turn Ideas into Action

The global water crisis is affecting everyone in some way or the other. Every year on March 22, we observe World Water Day for shedding light on the depletion of a vital resource that is pivotal for our existence on this planet.

On this World Water Day, join us for a public pitching session featuring 6 promising student projects tackling Urban Water Resilience issues in Côte d’Ivoire, France, Mexico, China and Switzerland, that have been coached by the Crowd4SDG project and the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative. Invited experts on social entrepreneurship will share thoughts on how these young social entrepreneurs can sustain their innovation projects, so they can reach their full potential. The audience will be invited to join a discussion about successes and setbacks in these and similar youth innovation programs.

Event Organised by Crowd4SDG.
22 March 2021 – 14h to 15h CET

The Panel of Experts :

Beth Simone Noveck – Director, Govlab.
Arnau Monterde – Coordinator, DECIDIM.
Shannon Dosemagen – Director at Open Environmental Data Project; Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.

Moderated By:
Prof. François Grey,
Director, Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative, UNIGE.
Project Coordinator, Crowd4SDG Project.

The Project Pitches by :

1. HurRain

2. Digital Water
3. Potamoi
4. Ecolution
5. Dam Plastics
6. Sam Sam Wota