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 But outdated, misdirected or, in some cases, straight-up bad leadership is holding us back, squandering these resources instead of securing the highest human return.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 is a 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’ where we are challenged not only to think and talk, but also to create and do, including:
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.
Here is a snapshot of the 2018 programme to date (timings and itinerary subject to change). We’ve built our programme around four design principles:
1900-2100 – Reception
0845-1000 – Square
1300-1400 – Marketplace
1200-1700 – Studios
1730-1930 – Square
0830-1230 – Studios
1300-1400 – Marketplace
1400-1600 – Square
Check back often to get the latest updates to our programme and speakers.
Robot Sophia Hanson
Cultural Icon, Hanson Robotics Limited
Geneticist and Broadcaster
Svein Tore Holsether
President and CEO, Yara International
Governing Mayor, City of Oslo
Additional speakers to be announced soon.
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
former President of Mexico
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.
ACCESS COLLECTIVE BRAINPOWER
Showcase your idea and ask the right questions and learn from successful businesses, investors, policy-makers and entrepreneurs addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges.
CALL OUT TO THE WORLD
Pitch your idea to the wider audience, engage with media to increase your visibility and use your voice to catalyse action on the issues you care most about.
GROW AND FLY
Learn from our partner experts on how to grow your business and scale its impact, find mentorship, connect with potential partners and customers, and pursue funding.
BE RECOGNISED, GET SPOTLIGHTED
We want to recognise the most promising and impactful ideas. The IM Award will get you global recognition from world-class leaders along with prize money (from €10k) to advisory sessions.