YSI is all about solving the greatest challenges of our generation. After witnessing the Paris Climate conference in 2015, a group youth felt inspired to take it one step further - Creating a global movement of youth who could create and implement the solutions for our grand challenges; from poverty to climate change to gender equality.
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.
YSI launch event at the office of Future Leaders presenting the plans for the 2016.
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.
The team gathers at Amund Gryttings farm to plan the next year with YSI.
It started as a group of Norwegian youth and is now run by youth around the globe.
A new YSI team is formed at Minerva Schools at KGI in San Fransisco, which expands the global outreach team reach with 15 nations.
The application process ends with 10.029 applicants for the 25 spots at the 2017 global innovation program.
Global program 2017
The 2017 global innovation program starts.
YSI Conference 2017
YSI Conference 2017 - Earthpreneurs 2017
Our five month innovation program with 25 youth under the age of 25 years, chosen from 10'000 applicants in 170+ countries.
Recently we were also recognized by Erna Solberg,
the prime minister of Norway and co-chair of the SDG Advocates
YSI is scaling up internationally and innovation programs will be found on all continents in the coming years. Maybe you are the one to start a program in your hometown or school? Maybe you are working with something we should collaborate on? Let us do this together!