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Knowledge Relay

Nowadays young people are having hard times looking for new professional experiences. At the same time, every year senior people get retired with a strong expertise on their field and a great networking agenda. “Knowledge relay” is a network where just retired people will transfer their knowledge and expertise to just graduated youngsters in order to help them finding a gap in the labour world. As a return, young people will help the seniors with whatever need they may have.

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How would you describe your idea in one sentence?

Knowledge replacement in the labour world. This idea is a service that helps the knowledge relay in the labour market by linking just retired experienced people with unexperienced just graduated youngsters.
“Knowledge Relay” is an on-line platform where “just graduated” and “just retired” people come in contact to exchange knowledge. Senior people get retired at 65, when they still have a perfect mental health. After a whole life working on a field, senior people have a huge networking agenda that could be really helpful for just graduated willing to start their professional career. This platform will help to transfer the knowledge and experiences from senior people to new generations. As exchange young people will help seniors with the understanding of the new technologies. 

Who are the target users of your idea and how does your idea speak directly to their needs, life stages and goals?

The target group is divided in subgroups. On one hand, part of the users of this service are young people recently graduated between 20 and 25 years old, who are dynamic, social, eager to keep learning and willing to enter in the labour world. These people usually look for a job on the internet but also via job agencies, business fairs, conferences and their network. On the other hand, senior just retired people between 55 and 65 are the other part of our target group. These retired users are full of knowledge and experience, they are still mentally active people used to the business life and they are definitely still able to give a service to our society. Usually they tend to fill their free time with social activities.

How might your idea scale and spread to reach as many people as possible?

The service main task is to link the two subgroups of our target group. How? This service would need collaboration with companies and universities. Companies could offer this service to their “just retired employees” and universities to “just graduated students”. Firstly, the community will have an on-line platform where people interested can advertise themselves in order to offer or ask for a service. Secondly, apart from this on-line community there would be a physical place (office, agency…) where people can make the inscription in person. Last but not least, the “knowledge relay” team will organice monthly events where people can meet each other and have a more real contact. During these events people are invited to present any topic they would like in front of the public. These meeting/activities are meant to have a more personal contact with the rest of the community. This way both subgroups´ components will go outside from their routine and interact with other people.


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Jose, I enjoyed reading this. Harnessing the world wisdom of older adults with the technical savvy of youth is a solid idea.
Best of luck to you!

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