Ideas pushing boundaries

We nurture good ideas.

In 2015, four student competitors for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award qualified to present their ideas to the question "What is the next small BIG thing?" at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium. The audience voted the performances of Ms Ashwini N. V., Bangalore, and Mr Andries Lodewikus Lombaard, New York, to be the most compelling ones and, consequently, met with the two students to provide advice, mentoring and support for the further development of their ideas. Enjoy the session on video below and learn more about their ideas by reading their essays available on the right. If you are interested in connecting with them to meet or even support them, please send an e-mail to

Ashwini N. V

Ashwini (IN) presents her F.O.C.U.S formula to foster mental health.

> read her essay

Andries Lodewikus Lombaard

Andries (ZA) presents a smart solution for women empowerment.

> read his essay