Be committed: create and impact
Knowing the challenges is one thing, acting upon them is another. Building upon a shared understanding, the second step to drive change are genuine efforts towards creative innovation. This is why we provide members of the community the opportunity to tackle the challenges they are eager to solve at the NEO Labs. These are organized workshops that take place once every year where members from circles of peers and elect themselves into the the think tank to embrace design thinking, break with existing norms and policies and experiment with new ideas and approaches – to turn thorny challenges into viable opportunities.
To be able to do so, we allow our members to vote for challenges they wish to solve. Moreover, we are eager to receive your proposals via the forms below: Please feel free to suggest a challenge which you are interested to solve with united forces.
Voting for Labs
Please vote below for the labs and workshops you would be interested to participate in. We are glad to inform you about the opportunities as soon as your preferred labs are ready.
Lab A: Towards the Future Clothing Industry
Can you imagine a world in which everyone can print everything they need at home? A world where you only need raw materials and the blueprints to print all your facilities, a new car or even your daily medicines? This may sound strange or crazy but we are ushering into this world coming straight out of science fiction.
3D printing companies are about to launch open-source platforms and software that allows us to not only build but also to distribute our prototypes and demos, so that other people may use our products. 3D printing appears to be particularly valuable to customers where they have differing needs, e.g. due to natural differences in feet shapes. A large shoe retailer aims at producing mass-tailored shoe soles. Are you eager to pioneer the creation of the first 3D printed shoe sole tailored to your feet?
Lab B: Towards the Future Travel Industry
The travel industry experienced pronounced changes over the past view years owed to digitzation and new technologies. Nowadays, every one can plan and book their dream holidays with a few mouse clicks. People no longer need travel agencies or tour operator to go on holidays. New supply chanells, digital competitors and a totally new cutomer journey are massive challenges for classic tour operators. How can these tour operators face this challenge and use new technologies to improve their business? What if you could contribute towards the development of a new customer journey with one of the biggest Swiss tour operators? Combining your vision with their experience to have real impact one of tomorrow‘s tourism service packages.
Lab C: Towards the Future Media Industry
When have you last bought a newspaper in a dairy? Do you still pay to consume news or do you only read all articles online and for free? As we entered the world of free on the internet and social media, customers are no longer willing to pay as much (if anything) for good journalism than previously. Moreover, traditional earnings from ads show downard tendencies partly due to large coverage losses of non-targeted ads. One of the biggest media houses in Switzerland is eager to hear your suggestions to address this challenge. Create concepts towards a viable future for media houses under professional supervision to maintain a future of high-quality journalism.
«At NEO, we are eager to address tomorrow’s challenges.»
Apply for Labs
This application form allows you to vote for the lab sessions (notice: places are limited). You hereby also express your interest to attend the lab. If you would like to be part of one of our events, please fill in your details in this registration form below and you will be automatically registered. You will hear back from us as soon as possible.