We live in a world of abundance. Awash in knowledge, talent, technology and capital, we have what we need to build a thriving world, underpinned by a new growth model. But outdated, misdirected or, in some cases, straight-up bad leadership is holding us back, squandering these resources instead of securing the highest human return. At the heart of the challenge is this: obsolete metrics, mindsets and approaches prevent talent and capital from connecting with the problems that matter.
A centre stage for world-class leaders to inspire and give strategic direction.
50 projects with the ambition to change humanity – connecting the right ideas with the right talent and capital.
Intense co-creation sessions to seed commercial solutions to human problems.
Our tribe is a unique one, made up of global leaders from business, start-ups, the arts, policy, academia, capital and NGOs, converging this year in Oslo. Here is an early look at some of this year’s speakers and participants:
The Xynteo Exchange / Norway will formally kick-off for two days on 28 November 2018, with a pre-Exchange event open to the public on the evening of 27 November.
All times and programming are subject to change.
Doors will open at 18:15.
We will announce the pre-event programme soon, which will run from 19:00 to 21:00 at Oslo City Hall. Notable activities include:
|08:00–08:45||Arrival and registration|
|08:45–10:00||Square 1: ‘We Can Grow Differently’|
|11:30–12:00||Studio venue transfers|
|12:00–17:00||Studios: Round 1- breaking down how and why wicked problem systems persist|
|17:00–17:30||Transfer from the Studios|
|17:30–19:00||Square 2: ‘We Can Lead Differently’|
|08:00–08:30||Arrival and registration (at your allocated Studio)|
|08:30–12:30||Studios: Round 2 – seeding commercial solutions to human problems|
|12:30–13:00||Transfer from the Studios|
|14:30–16:00||Square 3: ‘We Must Combine Forces’|
Check back often for the latest updates on our programme and tribe.
Our ambition is to make the world a better place by connecting the right ideas with the right capital and talent. The Marketplace will feature 50 initiatives from entrepreneurs, change-makers and industry-shapers applying commercial muscle to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.
The Marketplace is now open to initiatives of all sizes, locations and maturities.
Day one of the Marketplace will be a curated showcase of 50 projects. Spanning four thematic Impact Zones across four levels of project maturity, these projects will range from pilots all the way to in-market.
To find out more, click on the ’Apply Now’ button above.
Day two of the Marketplace will be re-jigged into an interactive and lively hawker-style space – to maximise your opportunities to connect and network.
From ’Ventures Hub’ safe spaces for the start-up and capital communities, to a live meet-and-greet with robot citizen Sophia Hanson, Marketplace live! is bound not to disappoint.
We want to recognise the most promising and impactful ideas. The Impact Maker Award will get you global recognition from world-class leaders along with prize money (from €10k) and advisory sessions.
The Studios are active co-creation sessions where experts, practitioners and the well-informed, combine forces to seed commercial solutions to human problems. Each Studio will comprise of 80-100 active participants from across our tribe, and over two days, generate commercial seed concepts to a portfolio of pre-selected problem statements.
We are working closely with this year’s Studio partners to develop themes placed at the intersection of human problems and commercial opportunity. This year’s partners and Studio themes will be announced soon.