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About us
Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) is working to gather young talents from all around the world to develop solutions for the UN sustainable development goals. We do this through a threefold mission. First of all creating youth-driven sustainable business through an online innovation program. Secondly, we have built and are building a youth-led movement focusing on sustainability that is called Earthpreneurs. Thirdly, through working to influence established businesses and organizations on sustainability-related challenges.
YSI
THE STORY
December 2015
December 2015
THE BEGINNING
A group of nine young students and entrepreneurs meet for a workshop about Maiuran Loganathans idea to gather youth to solve the climate challenge. At that time the project was called "Greentech", but was soon changed to YSI.
April 2016
April 2016
LAUNCH
YSI launch event at the office of Future Leaders presenting the plans for 2016.
June 2016
June 2016
FIRST CONFERENCE
YSI Conference 2016 - "20 under 20". 20 youth under 20 years old from 16 nations gathers in Oslo for seven days to go from ideas to finished business models. Four teams created four concepts to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time: the climate challenge. A machine for water-purification and "Tinder for plants" are definite business concepts teams still are working on today.
September 2016
September 2016
DEVELOPMENT
The team gathers at Amund Gryttings farm to plan the next year with YSI.
October 2016
October 2016
SCALING
A new YSI team is formed at Minerva Schools at KGI in San Fransisco, which expands the global outreach team reach with 15 nations.
March 2017
March 2017
10.029 APPLICANTS
The application process ends with 10.029 applicants for the 25 spots at the 2017 global innovation program.
April 2017
April 2017
GLOBAL PROGRAM 2017
The 2017 global innovation program starts.
August 2017
August 2017
YSI CONFERENCE 2017
YSI Conference 2017 - Earthpreneurs 2017
August 2017
August 2017
YSI EXPANSION
In the spring of 2017, we decided to find some great young people who wanted to create YSI in their country or region. After getting over 130 applicants we ended up with fantastic teams who in August 2017 started YSI for Southeast Asia (based in Singapore), Bangladesh, and China.
Fall 2017
Fall 2017
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Based on research and the feedback from previous participants, we rebuilt the innovation program to a 5 module and 10 objectives framework.
January 2018
January 2018
4 APPLICATION PROCESSES
YSI got over 10 000 applicants for the Global, Regional and Local programs in Singapore (base for South East Asia), Banglkadesh and China
January 2018
January 2018
YSI AS OLYMPIC TORCHBEARER
Amund Grytting from YSI represented Norway as torchbearer under the winter Olympics in PyeongChang
April 2018
April 2018
ONLINE INNOVATION PROGRAMS ARE KICKED OFF
The 4.5-month online program successfully started in the different YSI locations
June 2018
June 2018
YSI BANGLADESH INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI Bangladesh set up their first program in Dhaka at Grameenphones HQ. The conference was called Megapreneurs, targeting problems in megacities
July 2018
July 2018
YSI SEA INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI SEA hold their regional innovation program in Singapore, with participants from all around South East Asia.
August 2018
August 2018
YSI CHINA INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI China set up the conference in Shanghai with several high-level guests from the UN and the Chinese government
August 2018
August 2018
YSI GLOBAL INNOVATION PROGRAM
SI Global innovation program takes place at StartupLab Oslo. 8 teams present their startups to investors and corporates
August 2018
August 2018
EARTHPRENEURS 2018 - NURTURED BY YARA
250 youth gather together to watch the pitches of the YSI participants and engage with corporates.
The current Prime Minister of Norway and Co-chair of SDG advocates, Erna Solberg sends a message to all youth. Check it out below
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