YES! 2017 Next Generation Solution Proposals

YOUR FUTURE. YOUR IDEAS.

Finding ideas, putting together solutions, presenting their concepts and taking critical advice into account – that is what more than 200 students put into their work for the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017. They could choose from a variety of topics ranging from fighting populism, promoting electric mobility to skills for the digital age. All in all, 11 challenges were proposed by researchers of renowned researcher institutes.

This year, for the first time, teams from Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and Saarland joined the competition. In September, they will present their solutions along with teams from Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg at the final in Kiel.

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The Winners of the YES! 2017 Solution Proposals

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YES! 2017 Team BBS Wirtschaft 1 Ludwigshafen

Your Governance

Company Gateway for Start-Ups

To encourage business growth across the country and solve the lack of start up support for innovative new businesses, the YES! team of the BBSW1 – Ludwigshafen invented the idea of Company Gateway.

  • Help entrepreneurs set up a company in one easy step
  • Support Start Ups in finding venture capital and insurances for their business
  • Provide business advice and support through a 24/7 online service centre
  • Run training courses, forums, workshops and networking events for employees
  • Host an annual innovation competition for businesses
  • Provide access to HR support for start ups
  • Create an online platform for entrepreneurs to present their business idea and find clients

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Company Gateway is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team BBS Wirtschaft 1 Ludwigshafen to the topic National Innovation Strategies.

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Florence Blandinieres, Paul Hünermund and Martin Murmann.

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Your Economy

MatchED – Matching Education and Digitalisation

To prepare the next generation for the digital change and to facilitate the career entry for graduates, the idea is to combine a web-based learning platform for students with a web-based information platform for employers. This is called MatchED.

In this way, the problem of a lack of qualification in the labour market can be decreased from both sides, so that graduates can gain specific qualification for their aspired career. More …

 

 

MatchED is a solution of  the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 by the YES! 2017  team Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp to the topic Skills for the new Digital Age.

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the researcher Dennis Görlich and Eckhardt Bode.

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Your Society

Sustainability Kit for Schools

We realised that most people use too many paper towels to dry their hands and this cannot be considered sustainable consumption. Especially at our school students do not tend to mind their usage of paper towels. With various stickers which are included in our Sustainability Kit, we want to reduce the consumption of paper towels and raise awareness for the previous waste.

 

We present the “Sustainability-Kit” for schools or other public places. This sustainability kit contains different nudges to raise awareness for sustainability and to improve the related consumer behaviour. One product of this sustainability kit is our stickers that will be stuck to the paper dispensers on toilets. More …

 

Sustainability Kit for Schools is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Hamburg to the topic Nudging Sustainable Consumption.

 

The team was supported by supported by our academic partner Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the researcher Christine Merk.

The YES! 2017 Solution Proposals

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YES! 2017 Team Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim

Your Economy

Public Champion & Best YES! 2017 Media Work

The Checkpoint – Prove the Truth

Fake News is everywhere. They have become one of the most effective and most used tools for extremists, news organisations or even heads of states to influence people and their opinion. The American Election in 2016 or the activities of the ‚Alternative für Deutschland‘ are probably
the most famous examples of the usage of fake news, but many aren’t aware of the fact that fake news is used far more often, specifically in regional levels.

The team wants to verify news and facts and point out fake news as well with their self-developed website checkpoint. The goal is to provide the possibility to get news and statements checked by authorities. More …

 

 

The Checkpoint is a solution of the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 by the YES! 2017  team Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim to the topic Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Economy.

 

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Daniel Erdsiek, Patrick Schulte and Olga Slivko.

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Your Economy

The Nanabox – Natural & Renewable

Our solution for a more sustainable consumption behaviour would be the promotion of the “Nanabox“ lunch boxes.

The abbreviation of the term “Nana“ stands for the German terms “natürlich nachwachsend“ which basically means naturally renewable. These sustainable lunch boxes which are made by the brand “ajaa!“ are made out of bioplastics based on sugar molasses, natural minerals and wax. Mineral oil and plasticisers are not included.

To make the lunchboxes more attractive for the consumers and also include the economical aspect in our project we came with the idea of using sustainable laser engravings. More …

 

 

The Nanabox is a solution to the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 by the YES! 2017 team Friedrich-List-Schule Mannheim to the topic Sustainable Consumption: Eco(nomical)?

 

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researcher Christiane Reif.

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YES! Team Max-Planck Schule Kiel
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Your Economy

360° – New Work-Balancer

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360° NEW WORK-BALANCER is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Max-Planck-Schule Kiel to the topic New Models of Working Hours in the Digital Age.

 

The team was supported by the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the editors Kristin Biesenbender and Cora Wacker.

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YES! Team Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Stuttgart
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Your Economy

Flux App Reward System

A growth-oriented economy leads to a substantial consumption of finite resources and a massive exposure of our nature and environment. Production and consumption result in massive damages which cannot be repaired. The usage of micro plastics in care products leads to the pollution of our seas and the destruction of the habitat of many marine animals, which also has a significant impact on us humans. Our consumption is too high, and we don’t care enough about ecological and social sustainability!The idea is based on two principles: create incentives and educate. We decided to directly approach the consumers so that we can influence businesses and companies through a change of demand on the market. The goal is the change to a more conscious consumption and the promotion of key principles of a steady-state-society. We want to reach this goal by creating a reward system, which gives the user the opportunity to document their consumption.

 

 

The idea is based on two principles: create incentives and educate. We decided to directly approach the consumers so that we can influence businesses and companies through a change of demand on the market. The goal is the change to a more conscious consumption and the promotion of key principles of a steady-state-society. We want to reach this goal by creating a reward system, which gives the user the opportunity to document their consumption.

 

 

The Flux App Reward System is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Stuttgart to the topic
Post-Growth Society: How to Get Everyone on Board?

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researcher Michael Hellwig.

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YES! Team Albert-Einstein Gymnasium Ulm
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Your Governance

Robots and Energy  – New Policies of Taxation

In order to adapt our taxation system to the economy of the future, we believe that it is crucial to focus on what that economy centres around. The more digitalised the industry gets, the more significant the importance of energy and data becomes. While there is already an energy tax, it is only on some types of energy and especially compared to the income tax doesn’t generate a lot of money right now. Moving the focus of taxation towards energy could not only create a more efficient taxation system but also behavioural incentives to use energy responsibly.

Another promising approach is the robot tax. More …

 

 

Energy and Robots – New Policies of Taxation is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Ulm to the topic Modern Tax Policy: New Ways to Promote Fairness and Efficiency.

 

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Paul Hufe and Carina Woodage.

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YES! Team Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart
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Your Governance

EZ-Empearch – Career Network for SMEs

Our idea is to simplify the search and help potential workers (pupils, students, graduates …) with the search for the future optimal workplace. Thereby we can promote their perception of medium-sized enterprises and start-ups as employers and present these as an attractive alternative to large-scale companies regarding their career.

 

 

The website is based on a network of all national, small to medium-sized enterprises and start-ups which allows cross-linking between the companies and enables the users of the website to get in touch with the companies of their interest. Users get the chance to apply to the prospective employer directly and also receiving offers for internships (for interested students) as well as invitations to career fairs- linked to specific job offers- where companies can illustrate the opportunities for the professional development to the interested parties. This makes our idea go beyond already existing internet offers (for example, the IHK or the employment agencies). More …

 

 

EZ – Empearch – The career network for SMEs is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart to the topic National Innovation Strategies.

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Florence Blandinieres, Paul Hünermund and Martin Murmann.

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Your Society

The Optional Eco Donation (OED)

Our idea for the topic “Nudging Sustainable Consumption” is to establish an Optional Eco-Donation (OED) in the tax declaration. This means the taxpayer can donate 0.1% of his income tax annually. Since this is optional, we decided to use an opt-out system, which means that the taxpayer has to tick off the box at his tax declaration in order to not pay the money. This is our nudge, by which we want to give the possible donator a “shove” in the right direction. At the same time, he has no longer the conflict or to work to actively decide to donate. More …

 

The Optional Eco-Donation (OED) is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster to the topic Nudging Sustainable Consumption.

 

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the researcher Christine Merk.

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YES! Team Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Dillingen
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Your Society

The Europe Day

The YES! team wants to promote the already existing Europe Day on May 9 to even further promote the EU and to make the people understand the values of the European Union. They want to start in the Saarland, promoting the EU in schools and kindergardens. More …

 

The Europe Day is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Dillingen to the topic European Integration and the Rise of National Populist Parties.

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Sebastian Blesse and Thomas Schwab.

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YES! Team Hohe Landesschule Hanau
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Your Society

Politic Future App

The main reason for the spread of popularity of populist claims ultimately comes down to a deficit of information, that allows “alternative facts” to become longer lived and harder to deny.

While opinion varies facts do not. Therefore we aim not to influence political opinions, but to enhance the accessibility of trustworthy information for everybody.

Younger generations rely heavily on mobile communication. This led us to develop an application, that determined whether or not the personal opinion truly matches with that of a specific party. More …

 

The Politic Future App is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Hohe Landesschule Hanau to the topic European Integration and the Rise of National Populist Parties.

 

The team was supported by our academic partner Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the researchers Sebastian Blesse and Thomas Schwab.

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YES! Team RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel
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Your Environment

E-Parties: I’m E – Try Me! Mission Electricity

We the team of the RBZ Wirtschaft Kiel decided to solely focus on Electric Vehicles (EVs) since we believe that they have the biggest potential for society and our future. Our solution focuses on changing the opinion of car customers since we aren’t engineers or urban planners who develop batteries with higher capacities or influence the advancement of charging infrastructure. E-parties should create awareness and greater acceptance for the electric mobility. Our solution connects positive emotions, informs without the pressure to buy and should provide a pleasant experience with e-cars for the drivers. More …

 

 

E-Parties: I’m E – Try Me! is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017  team RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel to the topic Promoting Electric Mobility.

 

The team was supported by the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the editors Kristin Biesenbender and Cora Wacker.

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Land Investment Revolution

To stop landgrabbing and support sustainable investments is the aim of many international organisations. But how do we help a country in which the government is corrupt, die roads are heavily damaged and energy is non-existent? How do we help a country that lies on the other side of our planet? How does he help without heavily damaging our own economy? The solution is, as the problem itself, not one-dimensional, it consists of four pillars that rest on a stable foundation to form a solid building of fair and effective land investments. More …

 

 

Land Investment Revolution – Four Pillar Solution is a solution by the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 team Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Rendsburg to to topic  Landgrab or reasonable investments? Large-scale land investments in developing countries.

 

 

The team was supported by our academic partner GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and the researcher Kerstin Nolte.