Seed speaks nothing of the tree it will become.
Fortunately people do.
Ideas and reasonings drive the future, theirs, yours and ours.
They lead to innovation.
CVs are broken.
They describe who the person was, but not who is or who it will be.
Seeds are everywhere, so is innovation. So are ideas.
They talk, can’t you hear?
Innovation moves the world.
Innovation has an attitude, says no to no.
Entrepreneurism drives innovation.
It’s the drive to change the status quo through outstanding perseverance.
Are their ideas reaching you?
They are seen with fresh eyes that know no limits.
They are the future, today.
They serve your interest.
They are a customer feedback.
Youth are your customers.
If they are not yet, they will be.
Ideas are signs of possible improvements, but also a sign your
customers are not satisﬁed. It can be better. You can be better.
Ideas are the REAL feedback you want for your products and services.
A constructive feedback. And it’s given to you for free.
Customers want you to serve them better.
They are a source of innovation and differentiation.
New propositions. Better products. Better Services. Better You.
iPod Touch Advertisement by a student,
bought and adopted later by Apple.
They have great ideas, but
they are discarded.
They have no one to talk to, mostly due to
prejudices to lack of experience.
They most often have more
than just ideas. They have the
skills to act on them.
These prejudices lead to
high youth unemployment rates.
Young women and men warrant special attention because jobs provide not only a source of income, but
also of dignity and self-respect. Sustained unemployment can make youth vulnerable to social exclusion,
as youth who enter the workforce with limited job prospects, underdeveloped skills, and inadequate
education are most at risk for long-term unemployment, intermittent spells of unemployment and low-
wage employment throughout their working lives. Furthermore, youth unemployment and poor
jobs contribute to high levels of poverty. Focusing employment creation efforts on youth could help
reverse these trends, and spell the start of active and productive workforce participation and the promotion
of social integration.
Youth unemployment rates tend to fluctuate in line with overall unemployment rates, illustrating the close tie
to general economic trends. Yet during times of recession, the rise in youth unemployment tends to be
more substantial than the concurrent increase in adult unemployment, supporting the notion that youth are
the first to be laid off during economic downturns. These findings suggest that many employers view youth
as being the most expendable if layoffs and downsizing become a necessity. Accordingly, lack
of aggregate demand may only partially explain the youth unemployment problem.”
* from a United Nations Background Paper - Expert Group Meeting on Jobs for Youth: National Strategies for
Employment Promotion, December 2002.
There might be some good ideas
out there, but how do we get to them?
Student design, Electrolux Design Lab competition
The only way to
have good ideas is
to have a lot of
At Toyota, it’s 1.000.000 ideas per year.
We* collect students’ ideas
about you, your products and
markets and share this with you.
We* ﬁlter them by hand, so that
only reasonable ones reach you.
To receive ideas from students,
and to access all ideas.
Our policy is to serve students interests, and all such
services are provided for free.
But you can also open a
(a call for ideas), set the requirements and awards (honorable
mention, internship, job, sponsorship, anything you want)
Opening challenges costs 30€ per month.
It allows you to open unlimited challenges
It’s a way of verifying you and protecting the community from fraudulent
It provides us with a budget for incentives for members to participate, and
means of expanding the creative community
Students’ idea logs and ratings are means of differentiating based on their
proactive capabilities and articulation capabilities. If you need more, there’s
also a CV there. All it takes to apply to your job offer is - “I’m interested”
Constructive feedback for you, without
obligations to anyone.
But you can be our
sponsor too, and we
will help your goals by
promoting you to the
community for the
support you give them.
You choose how much you want
to support us with.
Our suggestion is 1200€ sponsorship per year.
We’ll make it worth it to you.
The slots are limited.
Creating a culture of innovation at the
university level where students continuously seek
for improvements to EVERYTHING and
share them in conversations while developing
multidisciplinary practical skills.
Higher employability for the youth
due to practical involvement, your
engagement, recognition and eventual
internships, awards or sponsorships
Annual Youth Trend Research
Available to you as a sponsor for free.