“Tech for impact”
By Beatrice Scarioni
Tuesday November 17, 2020 @ 9:15
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Head of Tech4Dev at EPFL (Vice Presidency of Innovation) | Global Shaper
Beatrice is Head of Tech4Dev, Tech4Impact’s dedicated global South program housed at the Vice-Presidency for Innovation (VPI), EPFL where she is bridging the gap between technology, innovation and social impact.
Previously she worked at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the United Nations, the International Federation of the Red Cross, as well as the House of Commons, UK Parliament. She has been advising and mentoring start-ups throughout Switzerland as a trainer for Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency, whose role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland, where she teaches impact measurement and impact analytics targeted to impact ventures. In this domain, Beatrice has been a Mentor for the IMPACT Accelerator, nominated as one of the 10 best accelerators worldwide where she is advising a start-up in Tanzania that provides low-cost weather stations to African farmers.
Beatrice is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum and is a co-founder of Powering Education, a non-profit organization that leverages data and analytics to quantify the impacts of clean energy on rural and off-grid communities in Eastern Africa. Recently Beatrice has joined the Innovation Advisory Board for UNLEASH a global innovation lab, which gathers 1,000 talent annually to collaborate on solutions to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A London School of Economics Alumna, she recently completed Executive Education in Social Impact Strategy at The University of Pennsylvania in 2018.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change in their local communities and around the world. Out of the 438 Hubs across the world, the Geneva Hub is one of the oldest one in activity since its creation in 2011.