We expand in-depth on art-science-innovation collaborations pushing forward positive narratives and innovative solutions for the plastic epidemic by shifting from problem awareness to sustainability action. In collaboration with mentors, multipliers, educators, and experts from different fields we address young people (14 – 29 years old) to develop innovative solution ideas for a zero-waste future. It is about giving them the means to act and supporting long-term actors for change. Art serves as an inspiring trigger, cooperation with research institutes for knowledge transfer, and successful best practices of start-ups as a role model. The ideas and visions to be submitted to a public idea competition can be entrepreneurial, artistic, and/or campaigns. They are rated based on their (potential) impact and reach, and the best approaches are supported in the implementation.
The Institute for Art and Innovation is specialized in the facilitation of purpose driven interventions at the intersection of art, science and technology to catalyze positive transformation. The interdisciplinary projects connect and empower people and organizations by providing intelligent, innovative strategies, enriching ideation and research, transferring knowledge, developing sustainable visions and fostering tangible results.