ABOUT

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 But outdated, misdirected or, in some cases, straight-up bad leadership is holding us back, squandering these resources instead of securing the highest human return.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.

THE XYNTEO EXCHANGE CONCEPT

The Xynteo Exchange is an award winning cross-industry, cross-sector platform for connecting ideas, talent and capital and fusing them into new growth opportunities that are fit for the future. The concept is simple: 36 hours to experience a ‘future-fit town’ made up of a Square, Marketplace and Studios. Click through to the Exchange Programme for more.
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SQUARE

A centre stage for world-class leaders to inspire and give strategic direction.

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MARKETPLACE

50 projects with the ambition to change humanity – connecting the right ideas with the right talent and capital.

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STUDIOS

Intense co-creation sessions to seed commercial solutions to human problems.

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OUR TRIBE

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:

Chetna Gala Sinha

Founder, Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation

 

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Christer Fuglesang

NASA astronaut

 

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DAVID SUZuKI

Geneticist and television host

 

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FelipÉ CalderÓn

Former President, Mexico

 

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Hans Vestberg

CEO, Verizon

 

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Ida Pernille Hatiebrekke

CEO, FoLK

 

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Johnny Harris

Senior Producer, VOX Media

 

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Karen Dolva

Co-founder and CEO, No Isolation

 

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Merit Janow

Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

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Yanis Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister

 

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Ola Elvestuen

Minister of Climate and the Environment, Norway

 

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Raymond Johansen

Governing Mayor, City of Oslo

 

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Rose McGowan

Actress, director and activist

 

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Samina Ansari

Executive Director, Women’s Economic Development at the American University in Afghanistan

 

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Sanjiv Mehta

Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever

 

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Sophia Hanson

Hanson Robotics Ltd

 

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Svein Tore Holsether

President and CEO, Yara International

 

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Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway

 

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PROGRAMME

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.

PRE-EXCHANGE | 27 NOVEMBER

 

This year’s Exchange will open with a pre-event in partnership with the City of Oslo and Folk, which will be free and open to the public. For all ticket inquiries, please contact exchange@xynteo.com.

 

Doors will open at 18:15.

 

Agenda

We will announce the pre-event programme soon, which will run from 19:00 to 21:00 at Oslo City Hall. Notable activities include:

 

  • Welcome by the Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen
  • Fireside chat & a live Q&A with actress, director and activist, Rose McGowan
DAY ONE | 28 November

 

 

08:00–08:45 Arrival and registration
08:45–10:00 Square 1: ‘We Can Grow Differently’
10:00–11:30 Marketplace projects
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’

 

DAY TWO | 29 November

 

 

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
13:00–14:30 Marketplace live!
14:30–16:00 Square 3: ‘We Must Combine Forces’

 

Check back often for the latest updates on our programme and tribe.

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MARKETPLACE

 

50 projects that can change the world

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.

Marketplace projects

 

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.

Marketplace live!

 

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.

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IMPACT MAKER AWARD

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.

STUDIOS

 

Innovation with a purpose

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.

Studio 1

FOOD SYSTEMS

Studio 2

FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Studio 3

EUROPEAN GROWTH

Studio 4

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Studio 5

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Read about  last year’s studios, Mastercard Studio, Statkraft Studio, Yara Studio

LATEST UPDATES

We’d love to hear from you!
If you have a project you’d like to showcase at the Marketplace, or would like to participate in one of our Studios, contact us at:
exchange@xynteo.com