Milestones


May 2018 Presentation of the BuyAware project at the LUGA in Lucerne as part of the Sonderschau Jugend by Infoklick Zentralschweiz.
April 25th, 2018 Appearance as guest speakers at an event on sustainable electronics organised by Bread for All and AIESEC Switzerland.
April 17th, 2018 Organisation of the event “On the path towards modular smartphones” at the University of Basel with guest speakers from SHIFT Switzerland and Revendo.
March 2018 Participation in the Sustainability Week Zurich 2018: Exhibition of our product ratings in the main building of the University of Zurich, participation in the event “your first step towards a sustainable future” by step into action and organisation of a talk series on circular economics in the electronics sector at the ETH Zurich.
February 28th, 2018 Presentation of the BuyAware project at the Activity Fair by Impulsfabrik at the University of Zurich.
February 23rd, 2018 Organisation of the first BuyAware team event in Basel which we decided to hold on a monthly basis from now on.
February 18th, 2018 Impulse Speech by BuyAware at the International Swiss Talent Forum 2018 in Thun.
January 2018 Second general assembly of BuyAware and visit to the “Umweltarena” in Spreitenbach ZH.
December 2017 Win of the BOOST Sustainability Challenge at the University of Basel.
November 2017 Second BuyAware event at the University of Zurich on “perspectives on sustainable electronics” held in the innovative format of the human library.
October 2017 First BuyAware workshop at the University of Zurich with the title „The Future of Electronics - brainstorming challenges and solutions for the electronics for tomorrow”.
September 25th, 2017 Important team meeting where we decided to start organising own events and also started planning the upcoming development of our new website.
September 4th – 6th, 2017 Participation in the Step into action Berne, a spin-off of the organisation euforia.
August 2017 Finalisation of the revised list of criteria based on feedback which we had received from our community as well as our network of external experts during the last couple of months.
July 2017 BuyAware retreat in Niederrickenbach NW where we further sharpened the vision and concept behind our project.
May 2017 Second appearance at the LUGA spring Fair in Lucerne as part of the exhibition “Sonderschau Jugend” by Infoklick Zentralschweiz.
March 2017 Presentation of BuyAware’s product ratings at the University of Zurich during the Sustainability Week Zurich 2017.
January 2017 First general assembly of BuyAware followed by some delicious cheese fondue.
November 2016 Creation of the BuyAware association.
October 2016 In Spring and summer 2016, we worked intensively on the development of a set of criteria with which we could rate smartphones. The first product assessments were published in autumn, together with the very first prototype of our service.
May 2016 Booth at the LUGA spring fair in Lucerne as part of the exhibition “Sonderschau Jugend” by Infoklick Zentralschweiz.
February 2016 Presentation and workshop by BuyAware at the Swiss Talent Forum 2016 by Swiss Youth in Science.
Autumn 2015 To sharpen the vision for our project, we created an online survey in which over 200 people participated. Based on the received feedback we then decided to focus our efforts on the electronics sector.
February 2015 BuyAware is founded at the Swiss Talent Forum, a think tank organised by Swiss Youth in Science. Following the event, a group of several students was formed to further pursue the idea behind BuyAware.