Invited experts from cleantech and home manufacturing join academics and government representatives for a planning session. Jay Ogilvy, co-founder of the Global Business Network, facilitates the scenario-based workshop with the goal of drawing a five-year roadmap for the home manufacturing industry, ensuring its sustainability while maximizing the fast-prototyping possibilities it offers.
This event is co-organized by swissnex San Francisco, swisscleantech, and StartupNectar and part of a multi-day forum on sustainability in 3D printing.
Christian Haeuselmann is an innovation-driven Swiss economist and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the Cleantech sector, both with startups and global organizations. Today he lives in San Diego, California, developing strategic partnerships between Swiss and US Cleantech entrepreneurs as the co-founder of swisscleantech, the leading business association driving innovation and sustainable policy development in Switzerland.
Lina Constantinovici is the Founder of StartupNectar, a Biomimicry Incubator based on nature’s strategies and focused on increasing the number of viable biomimetic products, services, and organizations in the world. For over 20 years, Lina has been engaged in innovation in the public, private, and NGO sectors as an entrepreneur, strategist, sustainability consultant and educator.
Lina has worked with the San Francisco Department of Environment as co-author of the Waste Offset Fee Proposal for the City of San Francisco, a financial incentive GHG emissions reduction program towards the city’s zero waste goals, as well as the EPA, Walmart, W Hotels, GreenBiz.com, and dozens of sustainable startups. She is the recipient of the international RE:STORE award for a sustainable retail center design and was a contributing researcher for the State of Green Business 2008. Lina is invested in building capacity for increasing both the tangible and intangible assets of the communities she is part of. Lina holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
Jay Ogilvy is a semi-retired independent consultant who spent most of the last 25 years with Global Business Network, a boutique consultancy that he co-founded in 1987 with Stewart Brand and Peter Schwartz. In 2008 Jay left GBN to become dean of Presidio Graduate School, an MBA program aimed at producing graduates skilled in sustainable business practices.
Jay’s research and consulting experience revolves around scenario planning and the role human values and changing motivations play in purchase decisions, telecommunications, healthcare, and education. He has pursued these interests in collaboration with Peter Schwartz since 1979, when he joined SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute).
Photo: Myleen Hollero