Member - WECONNEX AG

WECONNEX is dedicated to develop innovative business models to reach the SDG's with entrepreneurial spirit!

Type Company
Founder 2015
Company Size 5
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Lars Willi
Headquarters 9000 St Gallen, Switzerland
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WECONNEX AG

About

WECONNEX has developed the NEXUS Concept. This concept allows the sustainable development of communities in Base of Pyramid markets making social, ecological and economical impact. The core of the idea is the setup of a so called NEXUS Center. This NEXUS Center features basic infrastructure like drinking water purification, renewable energy generation and storage, broadband internet access, space for entrepreneurial activities and much more. The NEXUS Centers are flexible infrastructure hubs which can be adjusted according to the needs of the communities. In Nepal for example, they can be a Center of Agriculture, offering services and products to empower smallholder farmers. That could include a collection point for fruits and vegetables, training spot for state-of-the-art farming techiques, one-stop-shop for modern farming technologies etc. In Madagascar the NEXUS Center offers cold storage facilities to the fishermen, allowing them to develop a cold chain and improve the quality of the fish. The organisation behind the NEXUS Centers belongs to the local communities and to the investors. It will not only train the communities, develop entrepreneurial skills and operate the Centers, but it will also buy the products from the farmers or fishermen and sell it to regional, national and eventually also to international customers. The margins are used to pay back the investment. The value chain can therefore be integrated and profits will be shared between the shareholders. WECONNEX is deploying the NEXUS idea and operating the NEXUS Centers currently in Nepal and Madagascar. We are preparing new projects in Cambodia, Indonesia and Latin America. #foodsecurity #socialentrepreneurship #sustainability #foodwaterenergynexus #climatechange
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Headquarters 9000 St Gallen, Switzerland

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from WECONNEX AG

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.