10.029 APPLICATIONS
170 COUNTRIES

 

Take a recap of the 2017 program and read about the 2018 program below

 

These are the teams of the 2017 innovation program:

Team 1 Xyla Water is a social startup founded to defy the challenge of affordability in providing clean drinking water to masses. By designing affordable, biodegradable and suitable water filters. More info here..

Team 1
Xyla Water is a social startup founded to defy the challenge of affordability in providing clean drinking water to masses. By designing affordable, biodegradable and suitable water filters.
More info here..

Team 2 HeatGrade helps you save money and emissions by measuring your home's heat efficiency and connecting you to great contractors.

Team 2
HeatGrade helps you save money and emissions by measuring your home's heat efficiency and connecting you to great contractors.

Team 3 Mynd.ly is making mental health support available 24/7, in and out of therapy.

Team 3
Mynd.ly is making mental health support available 24/7, in and out of therapy.

Team 4 Decdis uses artificial intelligence to analyze the movement of disease in closed quarters, deliver company specific insights to halt this spread, and give people a chance to live every day happy and healthy

Team 4
Decdis uses artificial intelligence to analyze the movement of disease in closed quarters, deliver company specific insights to halt this spread, and give people a chance to live every day happy and healthy

Team 5 Imprinting food value in young minds through interactive education.

Team 5
Imprinting food value in young minds through interactive education.

At Young Sustainable Impact, you will meet with other young professionals around the world to solve the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations.

 

innovation program 2018

 

Application process round 1: January 15 - February 15 with total of 3 rounds to get in. 

Program online: April 3 - August 11

Program Oslo: August 12 - August 26

Do you have a burning desire and relentless drive to create solutions for a better world? Our startup program aims to create new startups from scratch, by creating new teams and working online in a new way to make fantastic projects happen. We are dedicated to making real solutions happen, to impact the world in a real and measurable way.

During the 5-month innovation program, you and your team will go through team building, design thinking, and a prototyping process, before arriving Oslo, Norway in August 2018. The goal is to create a real startup focused on solving one or more of the sustainable development goals. 

Read about the sustainable development goals here: https://sdgcompass.org/

 

A short overview of the process. 

A short overview of the process. 

Eligibility: 

- Between 16-25 years of age. 
- Have the time to create a real startup. 
- Able to work in different settings, and willing to learn how to work online with a team from all over the world. 
- Have the time to use 10-35 hours each week from April-August and the time it takes to create a real startup after the program. 
- All countries can apply


Application process:

- You apply as an individual, not as a team. 
- There will be 3 rounds in the application process, which will pick out the 6 teams that will be working together at the end of March.
- The program goes from April 2nd - August 26th. 
- Online to August 12th before you arrive Oslo that day. 

Who are we looking for?

- Dedicated people with a real drive for solving the world problems. 
- People who are willing to make time for creating a real startup. 
- People with a proven track record of excellence in resilience, drive, and who are passionately able to use their skills and knowledge towards a project of any kind.  
- Open minded people who are willing to understand different walks of life, see things in a new perspective, and with an intention of creating a positive impact. 
- People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and bold enough to actually do it.

What do you get? 

- All expenses covered (Flight, food and accommodations)
- Mentors, access to investors, and some of the best talents under 25 years in the world in your team.
- A new way of creating startups.
- A golden chance to create a real startup tackling the sustainable development goals. 
- Learn to work online, with a diverse team. 

 

Read about YSI from another point of view: 

Fast Company: https://goo.gl/tNMPYx

PakWired: https://goo.gl/uoiw9C

Yes Programs: https://goo.gl/tQvCFm