Lift as one of the founding member of the Open Geneva association is a proud partner of the newly launched Crisis and Resilience Innovation Fund
A collaborative process of open innovation

The Crisis and Resilience Innovation Fund is an open innovation program that combines funding and contributions in-kind and aiming at identifying and supporting innovative projects that respond to the economical and social challenges induced by the current health crisis. The program will run from May to October 2020 with the “Geneva Resilience” hack days held from 12 to 14 June 2020.

The initiators of this program, the State of Geneva, the University of Geneva, the HES-SO Geneva and Open Geneva, are joining forces to mobilize the players in Geneva's economy in order to pool the canton's financial resources, expertise and facilities.

Abir Oreibi, Lift CEO, is member of the steering committee for this initiative and will contribute to supporting the teams during the hackathon with tools and resources that Lift has been using in its innovation programs.

The program can accommodate between up to 300 participants. To date, beyond 30 Geneva organizations have already committed to the fund.


By participating in the fund, the primary benefit will be to collectively anticipate and shape part of our business future on a solid foundation, as the fund's resources will be directed to rapid prototyping and user engagement testing.
The program

The first phase of the program will be held on May 2020 and consists of identifying the challenges to be solved collectively. Geneva-based companies and organizations are invited to share their social and business challenges to be taken up in order to collect new ideas for projects to be developed.

The "Geneva Resilience Hack" will be held in mid-June and its mission will be to find innovative solutions to key issues for the Geneva economy, as expressed by Geneva companies and organizations themselves. A pool of mentors will be available to guide teams through the creation process and at the end of the hackathon, teams will present a pitch to introduce their future campaigns.

As soon as the hackathon is over, these projects will be able to test the commitment of future users by launching their own campaign of financial and in-kind support thanks to a crowd support campaign. Finally, from August to September, projects that have reached their campaign goal and met with the most support will be co-financed by the fund up to the amount of the resources collected.

The 9 themes of the Geneva Resilience Hack