OUR VISION AND MISSION
About Impact Hub Lausanne
Actors for change and united by the conviction that entrepreneurship can change the world, Impact Hub Lausanne wants to accelerate the transition to a new, more prosperous economy.
We believe that socially, environmentally and financially sustainable businesses are the way to shape a better future for people and the planet. Our aim is to provide entrepreneurs and high-impact businesses with tailored support, a collaborative working community and a connection to our growing global network.
Impact cannot happen in isolation; it requires collective action. That’s why we’re building an ecosystem of social entrepreneurs, facilitators, innovators and intrapreneurs who drive change together.
Towards a circular economy
The circular economy model is designed to conserve existing materials and products for as long as possible along the value chain. It takes into account material use, design, energy efficiency and renewal, durability, maintenance and reparability, as well as social equity.
The Circular Economy Transition (CET) is a pioneering initiative aimed at accelerating Switzerland’s transition to a circular economy. The CET model – a production and consumption model that moves away from the linear model (generating waste and pollution) – reduces dependencies and risks in global supply chains, and promotes regional value creation, enabling convergence towards a more sustainable and resilient economy.
AN INNOVATION SPACE DEDICATED TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Halle 18–Beaulieu Circulaire
Home to Impact Hub Lausanne, Mentor Energy and L’Eveil, Beaulieu Circulaire is the first innovation space dedicated to circularity and inclusion in Switzerland.
Beaulieu Circulaire is a laboratory that aims to foster interaction between technological innovation, social innovation and the general public, in order to support the transition to sustainable lifestyles, by stimulating a new wave of collaborative action between companies, governments, universities and civil society. Our ambition is to encourage innovation and stimulate the creation of circular solutions through a dynamic ecosystem and the creation of a community focused on a common goal.
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A systemic approach to accelerate innovation
We are convinced that the world’s greatest challenges can never be met by a single person or organisation. We need to work together. That’s why we set out to create thriving innovation ecosystems where we inspire and connect people, enabling collaboration across organisations, cultures and generations to solve today’s challenges.
Circular food system
Circular built environment
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LOCALLY ACTIVE, GLOBALLY CONNECTED
A unique global network
With over 100 Hubs worldwide, we are the largest global network focused on creating entrepreneurial communities for large-scale impact.
Impact Hub Lausanne is also part of a national network of 6 Hubs spread across Switzerland’s major cities – Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Basel, Ticino and Lausanne – giving rise in 2019 to the Impact Hub Switzerland association, the largest community of value-based entrepreneurs in Switzerland, which currently has over 2,000 members.
Join us in bringing tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing problems!