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Together with Swissnex, we selected the finalists of our Swiss-Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative.

SMECEYI: we have our finalists

Congratulations to our finalists

Together with Swissnex, we selected the finalists of our Swiss-Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative.

Get to know their innovative projects for a cleaner environment from 2 to 4 November at the Swiss Pavilion, where the final event of the SEMCEYI will take place on 4th November.

The Swiss Pavilion in partnership with Swissnex has launched the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative (SMECEYI). This initiative brings together students from universities across the Middle East region to develop innovative solutions for a cleaner environment, promoting the circular economy and encouraging youth empowerment.

Mentors from Swiss universities and companies worked hand in hand with the teams, facilitating exchanges and strategic connections for future collaborations.

Best projects will be exposed at the Swiss Pavilion and team members will be invited to take part in additional activities, such as workshops and joint panels, leading to unique networking opportunities.

The six finalists will be given opportunities to further develop their project, in partnership with our judges, mentors and local incubators.

Who are our finalists?

Team: Multigreen, Al Quds University, (Occupied Territory of Palestine) | mentor : Wejdan AlGhamdi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Team: Plasticycle, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK (Lebanon) | mentors: Prof. Roger Marti (HEIA Fribourg), Gastone Faccin & Valentina Pavlovic (Université de Lausanne)

Team: I-Collect, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK (Lebanon) | mentor: Prof. Lazlo Arato (University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland)

Team: Nommas KAUST (Saudi Arabia) | mentor: Prof. Josef Spillner (ZHAW: Zürich University of Applied Sciences)

Team: Re-LoOp, Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon) | mentor: Jakub Olechno (University of Lausanne)

Team: Sustainable Builders, UAE University | mentor: Prof. Françoise Beltzung (HEIG-VD)

 

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