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19th European Trend Day

Biophilia – The Next Nature Revolution

8 March 2023

This biophilia, the love of the living, is becoming increasingly significant. From climate-neutral architecture and green urbanism to materials made from plants and fungi to biosynthetically produced new foods and medicines, nature is becoming a source of inspiration and innovation. In it, we find the basic technologies that are changing the economy and society. The digital age is followed by the biological age.

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3rd International Food Innovation Conference

21 June 2023

The International Food Innovation Conference is a yearly gathering on the future of nutrition. It covers technological and societal changes in the ecosystem of food. It aims to put current trends into a high-level context and to develop long-term perspectives for all stakeholders involved.

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73nd International Retail Summit

8 – 9 September 2023

The International Retail Summit is one of the international community’s leading strategy platforms for decision-makers and thought leaders in the retail and consumer goods industries. Participants are decision-makers from retail and related industries, entrepreneurs, academia and journalists from Swiss and European quality media.

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Hallo Nachbar*in

Die grosse Schweizer Nachbarschaftsstudie


Die neue Nachbarschaftsstudie der Schweiz, die das Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut GDI im Auftrag des Migros-Kulturprozent verfasst hat, zeigt: in der Schweiz leben die Menschen gerne mit- und nebeneinander. Denn überall gibt es Nachbarschaftsheld*innen, welche die Gemeinschaft mit kleinen und grossen Gesten zusammenhalten.

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Die Zukunft des Arbeitsortes zwischen Ausnahmezustand und New Normal


Mitten im Anpassungsprozess hin zu einer postpandemischen Office-Landschaft soll diese Studie zur Zukunft des Arbeitsortes eine Orientierung bieten. Welche Entwicklungen werden durch den aktuellen Umbruch beschleunigt, welche gebremst? Welche Strukturen wurden zerstört, welche entstehen neu? Und was bedeutet das für die Positionierung und Gestaltung jenes Arbeitsortes, der seit einem Jahrhundert «Büro» genannt wird?


Creative through AI

How artificial intelligence can support the development of new ideas


Studies suggest that we have fewer and fewer new and ground-breaking ideas, even though research investments are higher than ever. One great hope to reaccelerate the pace of innovation lies in artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, today’s leading opinion is that AI is not able to develop fundamentally new ideas on its own; but that there are ways in which AI can support humans in doing so: AI can augment human creativity.

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The GDI focuses its activities on the topics of retail, food and health and examines them from the perspectives of consumption, society, technology and the environment. 


Dr. Johannes C. Bauer

Head Think Tank, Member of the Executive Board

+41 44 724 62 08

Karin Frick

Principal Researcher
Retail, Health

+41 44 724 62 40

Dr. Jan Bieser

Senior Researcher

+41 44 724 62 51

Dr. Jakub Samochowiec

Senior Researcher
Society, Health

+41 44 724 62 55

Detlef Gürtler

Senior Researcher

Christine Schäfer


+41 44 724 62 03

Tanja Ineichen

Head Leadership

+41 44 724 62 09

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