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IGNITE
Connect

At the University of St. Gallen
Switzerland
About IGNITE Connect

THESIS PLATFORM. WHERE RESEARCH MEETS PRACTICE.

By fostering knowledge exchange between three main stakeholder groups, IGNITE Connect aims to facilitate a shift towards a more meaningful and purpose-driven business world. IGNITE Connect is a platform through which a connection between motivated students, practise partners (businesses), and academia can be forged. Our goal is to establish a continually expanding in-depth knowledge database, and promote and assist in the production of theses and research projects pertaining to the concept of purpose-driven business practises. 


“I am honoured to support IGNITE Connect by supervising Bachelor and Master theses.”
With IGNITE Connect the academic and business realms are brought together in such a way that the design, research, and testing of purpose- driven ideas is made possible. Connecting visionary companies with interested students creates a unique opportunity to use Bachelor and Master theses as a platform for surveying out-of-the-box ideas, analysing purposeful options, reflecting controversial alternatives, and prototyping evolutionary or revolutionary business models. Collaboration can ignite future success. 
Simon Pfister, Brand Ambassador of IGNITE Connect

Students

Role and Expectations
- Provide a topic of interest in the field of purpose-driven business
- Grant insight into the business and provide access to relevant data
- Share knowledge on the desired topic

Benefits
- Connection to motivated HSG students- vetted through IGNITE’s pre-selection process (screening)
- Customized research on the topic of interest
- Access to state-of-the-art academic data and research

Business

Role and Expectations
- Shape the topic
- Proactively work with business partner and academia
- Undertake quality research on the chosen topic and write the thesis
- Present results to business partner

Benefits
- Connection to practice partners (businesses) interested in exploring purpose-driven business practises and concepts
- Connection to quality academic partners
- Access to database containing pertinent research topics, data, and potential partners

Academia

Role and Expectations
- Supervise the students with the topic
- Provide academic support and guidance

Benefits
- Access to committed students, guaranteed through IGNITE’s pre-selection process (screening)
- Connection to businesses interested in exploring themes from your particular research focus area

IGNITE Connect Business Partners

Are you interested in becoming a partner?  Drop a line to Boryana - bm@ignite-movement.com

IGNITE Connect Academic Partners

    GET IN CONTACT

    If you are interested in getting to more about IGNITE Connect, want to take part and contribute to the IGNITE Movement on our way to a more meaningful business world, drop a line onconnect@ignite-movement.com . We will be in touch within 24 hours.