Milestones


January 2015 - BuyAware is founded at the Swiss Talent Forum, a think tank organized by Swiss

Youth in Science.

April 2015 - Establishment of an independent group of young people interested in realizing the

project under the direction of Coach Fabienne Felder.

Autumn 2015 - Survey on Social Media to find out which sector BuyAware should specialize in.

Decision to focus on electronics.

January 2016 - Presentation and workshop of BuyAware at the Swiss Talent Forum 2016 of Swiss

Youth in Science.

Spring 2016 - Restructuring of BuyAware into a core team supported by freelancers.

April 2016 - Participation in the GenerActions Event by Infoklick Zentralschweiz and Innovage.

May 2016 - booth at the LUGA spring fair in Lucerne, as part of the youth exhibition, organised by

Infoklick Zentralschweiz.

Summer 2016 - Development of a List of Criteria for the evaluation of smartphones and mobile

phones,

first initial product analyses.

October 2016 - Release of the first prototype to provide background information on nine

smartphones on www.buyaware.org.

November/December 2016 - Gathering feedback on the first prototype from external experts

and from our community through an online survey.

January/February 2017 - Development of an improved list of criteria based on the feedback

gathered.

March 2017 - Exhibition at the Sustainability Week 2017 at the University of Zurich.

November/December 2016 - Obtaining feedback on the first prototype from external experts

and from our community through an online survey.

January/February 2017 - Development of an improved list of criteria based on the feedback

gathered.

March 2017 - Exhibition at the Sustainability Week 2017 at the University of Zurich.

May 2017 - Exhibition at the LUGA Spring Fair in Lucerne.

Summer 2017 - Pilot project Community Building in cooperation with Differencelab.org.

September 2017 - Formation of the new team, creation of areas of responsibility within the

project.

October 2017 - First BuyAware Workshop: "The Future of Electronics - brainstorming challenges

and solutions for the electronics for tomorrow", at the University of Zurich.

Kick-Off Website Development Cycle 1.

November 2017 - BuyAware Human Library at the University of Zurich on the subject of

perspectives on sustainable electronics.

December 2017 - 1st prize at the Boost Sustainability Challenge of the University of Basel.