Geneva Innovation Movement

Annual Report 2021

The Geneva Innovation Movement’s first Annual Report is now available from the Insights page

The Geneva Innovation Movement (GIM) Association provides a cross-sector platform for knowledge creation, sharing and dissemination on the topic of innovation at the service of International Geneva.

Its vision is to shape actionable pathways to innovation for the international organizations and their ecosystem to enable impactful contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GIM’s goal is to re-skill the International Organizations’ leaders to enable intra-organizational collaborations and intrapreneurship, to share knowledge both within and among organizations, and collaborate across both public and private sectors to open new ways of viewing traditional problems. 

What we do

The SDGs are unlikely to be met by 2030 without rapid, all-encompassing innovation. There is demand in Geneva by International Organizations for a platform that connects International Organizations as well as (international) NGOs and the private sector to share innovation best practices in cross-sectoral convenings. Silos between sectors, between sister organizations, and within organizations require shattering.  

The International Organizations are increasingly embracing innovation strategies and initiatives as a way to renew and remain relevant in today’s changing environment. Intrapreneurship is a critical driver of this innovation, but often organizations struggle to inspire such behavior and are lacking the structures to catalyze innovative ideas.To meet this demand for connections and facilitate the missing structures, GIM provides thought-leadership by pooling and curating the expertise of its members and collaborators.

The GIM offers three pillars of services:
Facilitating connections

by convening diverse partners around relevant creative initiatives by drawing on cross-sector expertise

Enabling systems

through interactive workshops, trainings, and customized interventions to facilitate mindset change that fosters an innovative culture

Uncovering applicable insights

for innovation by curating and publishing practice insights in the form of white paper studies to showcase change-making initiatives in the ecosystem

Upcoming events

The GIM is open to partnerships and co-hosting events with other entities. Please contact us if you are interested. Here are some of our upcoming activities:

Showcase 2030 Masterclass on Innovation for Impact: How to Transform International Organizations Through Innovation

Date: Monday 13 June 2022, 15:15 - 16:15

Location: SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL - Lausanne

As part of the Showcase 2030, the Geneva Innovation Movement provides a highly interactive masterclass that will teach you best practices and academic findings about innovation in International Organizations. What is the impact of innovative initiatives? How was we foster innovation? What can we learn from the ecosystem?
Teams Cultivating Inner Resilience to Change

Date: To be confirmed

Location: Virtual

A two-part, interactive seminar that fosters inner resilience within ourselves and among our teams to encourage a more harmonious, dynamic work environment, vital to a continuously productive and efficient organization that also faces personal and organizational adaptation to the Next Normal of the work environment.
Innovation for Climate and Bio-diversity

Date: To be confirmed

Location: To be confirmed

Bootcamp on Innovation for Climate and Bio-diversity, with focus on how individuals and International Organizations can play a significant role in the integration of climate and bio-diversity goals in their missions and mandates.

Become a member

Members of the Geneva Innovation Movement benefit from preferential access to all events and trainings organized by the Association, as well as to the white paper studies that the GIM publishes, shares and/or promotes.

In addition, members inspire new ideas and collaborations, support each other, share insights and can join forces to promote further innovation in International Geneva: it is the network of like-minded individuals who are looking to enact change that facilitate the cross-organizational and cross-sectoral collaborations and learning in the International Geneva Ecosystem.

GIM members are innovators in their field, be it in an International Organization, at headquarters or in the field, at an (international) NGO or in the private sector