Peter Vogel

Circular Project: eYe – European Youth Employment

    Dr. Peter Vogel is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and researcher.
    Over the past years he has built an expertise on the issue of youth employment. One of his companies, Jobzippers, addresses the gap between the education system and the labor market through smart and integrative technological solutions.

Another organization he founded in the context of the youth unemployment crisis is The Entrepreneurs’ Ship. He is also a partner of the FutureWork Forum, a global think-tank of HR and labor market experts. He received his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL (Switzerland) where he investigated government programs that help unemployed transition to self-employment. His company Peter Vogel Strategy Consulting works with companies on strategically building intra-organizational ecosystems of innovation and talent management, and also with governments on strengthening their regional or national entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Peter’s background is in entrepreneurship, mechanical and biomedical engineering. He earned his degrees from institutions such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as the EPFL. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on innovation, entrepreneurship, ecosystems, and the labor market. He frequently teaches executive classes on innovation strategies.

Peter is think-tank member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. He has spoken about entrepreneurship and innovation at TEDxLausanne, the Global Economic Symposium, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, and the G20 Youth Forum, among other global conferences.

He is the author of the book “Generation Jobless?” Find him on

Peter is Co-Chair of the European Youth Employment Project