Pitching solutions for waste management

Students will pitch their solutions for waste management as part of the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy Initiative for Youth.

Youth empowerment and waste management

Swiss and Middle East students will present joint solutions for waste management on April 8th at 15h00 (CET), as part of the first round of selection of the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative (SMECEYI).

Following the launch of our initiative, a total of 15 teams will be pitching their solutions in 2 minutes in front of a jury comprised of experts in the field.

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The initiative

The Swiss Pavilion in partnership with the swissnex Network has launched the Swiss – Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative (SMECEYI). This initiative aims at developing unique and innovative solutions for a cleaner environment, promoting the circular economy and encouraging youth empowerment.

Selected projects will be exposed at the Swiss Pavilion and team members will be invited to take part in activities, such as workshops and joint panels. Mentors from Swiss universities and companies will advise the teams, facilitating exchanges and strategic connections for future collaborations.

Finalists will be given opportunities to further develop their project, in partnership with our judges, mentors and local incubators. The best proposal will receive an award during a ceremony at the Swiss Pavilion

swissnex Network

The swissnex Network, the Swiss global network connecting the dots ineducation, research and innovation, will present Switzerland as a world-leading innovation hotspot at next World Expo. To do this, a swissnex mobile will be hosted at the Swiss pavilion. Its purpose is not only to promote the know-how of our universities, startups and innovation-driven companies, but also bring them together with local partners from the UAE and the wider region to facilitate the creation of valuable relationships.