Leaders from business, start-ups, academia and research institutions are meeting at the Xynteo Exchange/Norway to advance a new growth model fit for the 21st century. At the heart of the Exchange is a series of Studios, where we will bring leaders together to try to develop commercial solutions to human problems.
Movement in pursuit of opportunity has always been part of the human experience – and essential to socio-economic development. But migration has now reached record levels: more people are being forced to leave their homes through conflict, climate change, poverty and repression than at any time since WWII. Although the integration of displaced people is contentious and poses ever-larger challenges, it could also constitute a massive opportunity – but only if we create and implement radically different solutions.
In this Studio, hosted by Mastercard and the Norwegian Refugee Council in partnership with the Munch Museum, we will catalyse action around the imperative to innovate for a planet on the move.
On day one, we will interrogate the complex nature of real-world problems, and explore how our capabilities could be brought to bear in solutions. On day two, we will identify potential interventions within these problem areas, with the aim of developing early-stage concepts for projects that can deliver both human and commercial value. Finally, we will select the most promising concepts to present in the Marketplace.