Increasing societal and environmental pressures make it extremely difficult to answer the most important question of today: How do we attract and sustain the people that together with us embrace the change to a circular future?
Starting off as an academic spin-out, Start Up Mix quickly realized this problem is rooted in how our society fundamentally is organized: we fail to adapt our organizational, governmental and educational systems for the talent, creativity and desire of young people to thrive. On top of that, Know-how to organize for such change is lacking. In short: we’re wasting time and talent. Why do we do this on such an immense scale?
- Innovation is a key driver for growth
Both in regional policy and in private organizations. However, these organizations often lack the power to develop innovative concepts by themselves. Organizational and technological lock-ins are hard to break through.
- Our world’s state
Undoubtedly, natural resources deplete and climate change happens through emission of greenhouse gases. This demands organizations to come up with new products, services and revenue models, creating demand for new talent who can respond to this. Governments start to project these negative externalities back on organizations through legislation.
- We create that demand the wrong way
A very small proportion of students entering their career have acquired the skills and creativity needed to realize these necessary innovations. University students often lack hard skills in general meaning organizations incur costs to train them internally.
This grew us from an academic spin-out into being a social enterprise that orchestrates change by enabling talent and cross-sectoral collaboration as the key drivers for solving real-world problems. That is how we realize an inclusive, circular economy.
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