“Simply looking for a solution for ‘the old’ would probably not be enough.”: Dr. Antonia Jann about the ageing society

Switzerland is an ageing society, which confronts us with some future challenges but also opportunities. The current Covid-19 crisis demonstrates a solidarity between generations that must continue even after this pandemic is over. We spoke with Dr. Antonia Jann, Managing Director of the Age Stiftung, about future challenges of the ageing society and the role […]

“Entrepreneurship is Crucial to Tackle Current Issues”: An Interview with Andri Silberschmidt

Switzerland is an ageing society. While the proportion of older people in society is growing due to an increase in life expectancy, the proportion of younger people is declining through lower birth rates. What does that mean for us? We talked to Andri Silberschmidt, the youngest member of the Swiss parliament and strong supporter of […]

SEIF Award winner Bloom Biorenewables makes biomass a true alternative to petroleum

Today, we find petroleum in all kinds of products we use on a daily basis. For example, in the insulation panels in our walls, fragrances we wear, plastics, clothing, digital devices or in the products we eat. All these products could be sourced from more sustainable resources. However, the technological solution to do this in an […]

Building an impact driven tech startup in Switzerland – Interview with SEIF Award winner Etienne Jeoffroy

Tech for Impact Award winner 2019 – Interview with FenX Co-Founder and CEO Etienne Jeoffroy The buildings we live and work in have a fundamental influence on the environment and on our health. Energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission as well as safety and health standards can differ greatly – depending on the insulation material used. The […]

Build the world you want to live in

Norwegian-based Katapult Accelerator has a deep belief in exponential technologies, helping impact focused startups scale faster while solving global challenges. Earlier this year, we talked to Managing Partner & CEO, Haakon Brunell, about impact entrepreneurship and technology as a key driver for change. The interview was originally published in the 2019 SEIF Awards brochure. The […]

Why we need Tech for Impact

We live in fascinating, yet demanding, times when it comes to technology and global development. Better solutions are needed for both social and environmental challenges, as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Technology not only has the potential to solve some of these challenges but often, also the scalability needed to meet their magnitude, […]

What happened 2019? Tech for Impact, a growing team and exciting new developments

With new developments, a growing team and countless, inspiring, interactions with many amazing impact driven entrepreneurs, we can really say a lot of great things happened this year. We can’t wait for 2020 and all exciting things ahead. But first, let’s reflect a bit on what happened the past 12 months. For the SEIF Awards, […]