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Ö1 initiative “Repair of the Future”: 27 Austrian and international projects awarded

Vienna (OTS) During the global casting of new ideas as part of the Ö1 “Repair of the Future” initiative, a jury of experts selected 27 Austrian and international projects that received mentoring and were given a stage. The projects are under available.

Last year, Ö1 was looking for new ideas from Austria for the society of tomorrow with the initiative “Repairing the Future – The Casting of New Ideas”. Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Austrian cultural forums and representations abroad, this became the “global repair workshop” in 2021: the worldwide search for initiatives that want to positively change and shape Austria and the world. In the global casting of new ideas, innovative ideas, concepts or already implemented projects were sought that address global problems, in a very large or very small context: climate protection, poverty reduction, energy transition, sharing initiatives, mobility, dealing with democracy and participation, research , Questions about lifestyle and fashion, education, nutrition, social innovations, music, artistic performances and much more can be starting points for global improvements, part of a global repair network. Everything was in demand that provides impetus for change and wants to repair the future in the now.

93 projects met the criteria for global casting of new ideas from March to July 2021. That is 80 percent of the submissions for the Ö1 initiative “Repair of the Future”. Projects from more than 20 countries that are working on solutions for tomorrow’s society can be found on the interactive map on repairing the future at A jury of experts has now selected 27 Austrian and international projects that will receive mentoring and a stage.

The national and international winning projects

The international winners are from the fields of technology, education, culture, social affairs and climate: Israeli and Palestinian students are developing an app to help victims of sexual violence. InovaYA is a French start-up that wants to improve access to clean water. In South Tyrol, children have made it possible to set up a protective forest with the help of a painting and writing project. In Belgrade, a dance theater production draws attention to the sealing of the soil in urban space. And in Ukraine, civil society organizations receive professional training. The winners will be invited by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (BMEIA) to the innovation festival Markt der Zukunft, which will take place in Graz from October 1st to 3rd, 2021.

The section for international cultural affairs in the BMEIA invites ten projects from Austria for matching and mentoring to Austrian cultural forums and representations abroad. These include, for example, the start-up Snowball Effect, which multiplies successful social businesses, the open refrigerator to reduce food waste, and fashion without barriers, a fashion brand that produces inclusive fashion for people with disabilities. Further awards are given by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Architekturzentrum Wien, the Vienna Business Agency and the innovation festival Markt der Zukunft in Graz. All information on the award-winning projects of the global edition of the Ö1 initiative “Repair of the Future” can be found at

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