YSI History

The Beginning

December 2015

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.

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Launch

April 2016

YSI launch event at the office of Future Leaders presenting the plans for the 2016.

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First Conference

June 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.

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Development

September 2016

The team gathers at Amund Gryttings farm to plan the next year with YSI.

Entitled ‘20 under 20’, 20 youth under 20 years old from 16 nations gathered 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.

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Scaling

October 2016

A new YSI team is formed at Minerva Schools at KGI in San Fransisco, which expands the global outreach team reach with 15 nations.

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10,029 APPLICANTS

March 2017

The application process ends with 10.029 applicants for the 25 spots at the 2017 global innovation program.

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Global Program 2017

April 2017

The 2017 global innovation program starts.

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YSI Conference 2017

August 2017

YSI Conference 2017 – Earthpreneurs 2017