A marketplace forum for sustainable development
18 Jun, 08:00 – 18:00 CEST
EPFL Lausanne + Online,
EPFL, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

The marketplace in Lausanne will take place in a hybrid format, with a selection of participants at the EPFL (number depending on COVID restrictions in June) and participants joining online on an interactive digital platform.

CO-ORGANISING PARTNERS

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

DETAILED PROGRAM

Coming Soon

MARKETPLACE THEMES

Selected delegates will pitch opportunities and operational solutions around the following topics

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT

“Innovate 4 Water” is a matchmaking forum, bringing together solutions and needs, curated into investment-focused themes.

The design and delivery of “Innovate 4 Water” is unique and effective because the marketplace:

  • is outcome oriented 

  • has 100% active participation 

  • is highly curated 

  • has a business-networking focus

WHY

“Innovate 4 Water" marketplace foster interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and civil society to shift financing towards innovative and impactful local solutions.

 

Expected outcomes are strong reinforcements of the local ecosystems around the water nexus, allowing the marketplace to accelerate commercially sustainable change.

WHO

  • SMEs and multinational companies with interest in the water nexus sector

  • utilities and civil engineering

  • Primary and manufacturing industries

  • Investors (banking, asset management, private banking, corporates, venture capital, private equity)

  • Water nexus institutions (foundations, coalitions, associations)

  • Non-government and governmental organisations, national and local

  • Universities / incubators / research institutions

A PROVEN RECIPE

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

1 DAY

Access to 1 day of interactive activities

NETWORKING

Access to dedicated networking sessions

PITCH

Opportunity to pitch during the event (5 min)

TABLE

Opportunity to have a "table" at the event

COACHING

Participation in a coaching session prior the event

PRE & POST EVENT

Special pre event lead up & post event scale up activities

INVESTORS

Potential exposure to international investors and market networks

EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS LABEL

Option to apply for the Solar Impulse Foundation - Efficient Solutions Label

CO-ORGANISING PARTNERS

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Created in 2019, InTent is a platform that can quickly mobilize an influential and diverse group of decision-makers for change. We aim to educate, connect and accompany them and their networks in adopting and promoting sustainable practices.

 

InTent works with and seeks to inspire, businesses, civil society, academia, and policymakers to adopt and scale sustainable actions. We engage these stakeholders through stimulating discussions and agenda-setting debates for sustainable change. We create the conditions for new ideas to emerge and to explore concrete solutions.

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Based in Switzerland, Waterpreneurs is a global for-impact organisation supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of “water nexus” businesses.

 

Waterpreneurs mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of key stakeholders, locally, around the 5 continents.

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CO-ORGANISING TEAM

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CHRISTOPHER COUPLAND

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JEAN HAUSS

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NICOLAS LORNE

Waterpreneurs

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FRANCK BARROSO

Waterpreneurs

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BRIEUX MICHOUD

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