SMECEYI Final Event

Discover the 6 teams of the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative and see which one will be chosen as winner.

Date & Time
agenda-icon Thursday, November, 04, 2021
agenda-icon 16 : 00

SMECEYI Final Event (Swiss-Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative)

Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion has launched in March 2021 the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative (SMECEYI). This initiative aims towards bringing together students from universities across the Middle East to develop unique and innovative solutions to tackle waste management, promoting the circular economy and encouraging youth empowerment. 6 teams are now working together with Swiss students and professors to develop real-life projects ready for implementation.

The finalists will be hosted at the Swiss Pavilion during this focus week and their projects exhibited. Their solutions shall be celebrated as the fruit of Swiss-Middle East collaborations in science and technology. The winner will be selected on 4th November 2021 during our final event.


Nestlé support

Nestlé is providing support to this initiative, as its commitments tackle both protecting the environment and empowering youth. Nestlé is offering training sessions focused on technical, management, and soft skills:

  • Sustainability in Nestlé: tackling waste in a circular economy”
    Speaker: Lise Zeboudj – Department Manager, Packaging Materials, Nestlé Institute of Packaging Science
  • “Project Management in Research and Development”
    Speaker: Petra Kopeckà, Global R&D Project Leader at Nestlé Health Science
  • “Presenting with Impact”, prepared by “Biz Group” in collaboration with Nestlé
    Speaker: “Biz Group”.


Nestlé’s ambition is to help 10 million young people have access to economic opportunities by 2030.Through the Nestlé needs Youth initiative Nestlé helps equip young generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow. Throughout all its efforts, Nestlé aims to enhance understanding of the present and future of work by training the young generation on digitalization and environmental sustainability.



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