The WeGovNow platform is online: votes opened for the AxTo socio-cultural projects

The WeGovNow platform of the City of Turin is online to enable citizens to vote one of the projects under the AxTo Programme (Action 4.01: socio-cultural initiatives).

The WeGovNow platform is the result of an Horizon 2020 project involving the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini as a partner of the consortium and Open Incet.
WeGovNow enables the collaboration between citizens and public administration by using a multi functional platform. The main objective is to support the transition from citizen as customer to citizen as partner in the delivery of public services, by involving them in decision making processes within their local neighbourhood.

The WeGovNow Platform has five functionalities that allow people to:

  • report local problems
  • discuss and vote for local policy action
  • network with citizens
  • pinpoint themes & related information on a local map
  • match offerings & demand for collaboration & support

You can vote until 23th March 2018 at 12.00 by registering at the WeGovNow Città di Torino platform at this link:


German Marshall Fund in visita ad Open Incet

On 30th of January Open Incet hosted a delegation which came to Turin for the “Transatlantic Taskforce on Inclusive Economic Development. Addressing the intersection of jobs, skills, and pay in developing inclusive metropolitan economies” organised by the German Marshall Fund at the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

The objective of the meeting was to explore what cities can do to address the issue of stagnant wages (and to the end, precarious labor) through policy and practice. This fits into the GMF overarching objective of the convening in Torino and Cleveland to explore the intersection of developing jobs, the skills needed to meet those jobs with a focus on ensuring such jobs provide living wages.

During the visit at Open Incet the delegation could see how a former power cable factory has been converted into an Open Innovation Centre.


Master in Diversity Management and Gender Equality

On Ganuary 2018 the  Giacomo Brodolini Foundation launches the VII edition of the “Diversity Management and Gender Equality”.

The Master focuses on diversity management and inclusiongender budgeting and gender equality plans targeting human resources managers, policy makers, researchers, freelancers, third sector actors and and new graduates people interested in the master topic.


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On December 15th Open Incet will be the place where to talk about cybersecurity and validity of data at the BLOCKCHAIN FOR SOCIAL GOOD, an event that will bring together policymakers, startups, researchers and other representatives of academia, and anyone else interested in the space of blockchain and its potential.

The event will open with the launch of the €5m European Commission Prize: “Blockchains for social good”. The prize has been designed by the European Commission to promote scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging the technology used in blockchain.

The presentation of the prize will be followed by the panel ‘Uncovering the potential of blockchain’ with the participation of Andrea Bracciali (Lecturer, University of Stirling), Marcella Atzori (Blockchain Advisor and International Coordinator, TrustedChain) and Massimiliano Sala (Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Cryptography (CryptoLabTN), University of Trento). Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive Director at TOP-IX Consortium will moderate the discussion.

​Among others, Alessandro Lombardi, Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Advisor, will also participate.

Francesca Bria (Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council), Paola Pisano (Deputy Mayor for Innovation and Smart City, City of Turin), Cristina Tajani (Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Milan) and Fabrizio Sestini, Senior Expert for Social Digital Innovation, DG will present the ‘Benefits of blockchain in cities’, a panel chaired by Marco Zappalorto, Director, Nesta Italia.

Throughout the event, a few successful examples of blockchain applications will be showcased by corporates, startups and universities.

The event will close with a networking reception until 16:00 followed by a pitching session about the social goods security aspects introduced by the blockchain, moderated by TOP-IX Consortium.

The event is organized by City of Turin, University of Turin and Nesta Italia in collaboration with the European Commission, City of Milan, UK Government Science and Innovation Network in Italy, Open Incet and Top-ix Consortium.


Lean INnovation Express

Open Incet hosts the LInE! Lean INnovation Express, workshop for enterprises successful products.

The Lean INnovation Express will allow participants to know the main key aspects of this new paradigm.

The workshop is carried out by The Doers, organization providing consultancy to enterprises and people on strategic decisions.


Urban Wins – 4th Agora

The City of Turin launches the 4th UrbanWins agora at Open Incet on November 29th.

UrbanWins is a project funded by the European Union aiming at developing and implementing innovative and environmental strategies on waste prevention.

Local stakeholders involved in urban waste management are invited to participate: citizens, enterprises, public authorities.

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AxTO- Testing Social Innovation

The City of  Turin launches at Open Incet the public call Piano Periferie AxTO  finincing non-profit bodies testing social innovation solutions in suburban areas.

The call belongs to the  action 3.03 funded under the urban regeneration programme.

The councillors Marco Giusta and Paola Pisano of the City of Turin will attend the presentation.

Registration for participation here:


EMME Summer School, Città della Scienza, Naples, 10-15 September 2017

The EMME Sumer School is a joint initiative between The European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), The North Africa and Middle East science centers network (NAMES), along with other promoting partners; It aims to train new leaders for the management of science centres, and scientific and cultural organisations, by giving them a strong set of competencies and skills that they will be able to adapt afterwards in their respective institutions.

In the EMME 2017 edition the use of ICT, gender issues, the involvement of all social actors, and SDGs, will be considered as cross-cutting dimensions that will be tackled throughout the different training days.
This training programme shall incorporate different teaching formats, where half of the training day will be dedicated to lectures and theoretical content, while the other half covers a practical component including: workshops, case studies, etc. Speakers and facilitators are selected based on their consolidated experience in the science centre field.
The time schedule allows sufficient amount of free time to appreciate all the positive features of the location.
A summative evaluation will be completed at the end of the course and in the months that follow, through in-job interviews, in order to assess the impact of the training programme on the participants and the progress of their projects.
The cooperation will continue after the Summer School itself and follow-up activities will be implemented. The participation of attendees from previous edition is foreseen, allowing experience sharing and the continuity of the experience gained along the years.
These activities, as well as the use of social networks will be the pillars for creating of a collaborative community of professionals in the region.

To learn more about the programme and  apply see the website


IZMADE International Summer School in Turin (Italy)

Izmade will run its first edition* of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from 24th to 29th of July 2017. A very intensive week where participants will have the opportunity to design and make a furniture set for a non profit organization. The case study and place of intervention will be “Bagni Pubblici di via Agliè”, a public shower/neighborhood house, and its external space. The Summer School’s mission will be to refurbish the space in order to be livable and enjoyable for any type of, activity such as sitting, eating and playing.
The course aims to attract students – both under and post graduates -, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in furniture design, interior design and lovers of making movement. The mentorship will be provided by the Izmade members and a very special guest: Cristiana Felgueiras, artist, maker, content and video creator behind the YouTube channel GET HANDS DIRTY. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience methodologies and techniques that will enable them to work creatively with waste materials and to learn co-design practices.
The Summer School is taught in English.
Each student will be equipped with all necessary materials and work tools and will be mentored by Izmade staff in every phase of the project. The course will take a total of 75 hours of educational effort which equals 3 credits.
In addition, we will provide constant help in logistics, housing, mobility, and tourism.

* after six editions under Izmo non profit organization


Day 1 – Monday, July 24th

  • 9:30 – 10:30 – Izmade presentation
  • 10:30 – 11:00 – Case study presentation
  • 11:00 – 13:00 – Place/space visiting
  • 15:00 – 18:00 – Brain storming session

Day 2 – Tuesday, July 25th

  • 9:30 – 11:30 – Final brainstorming
  • 11:30 – 13:00 – GET HANDS DIRTY presentation
  • 15:00 – 16:00 – Students works presentation
  • 16:00 – 18:00 – Feedback from Izmade and Get Hands Dirty

Day 3 – Wednesday, July 26th

  • 9:30 – 13:00 – Final design and material purchasing
  • 9:30 – 13:00 – Safety instruction and using of the power tools
  • 13:00 – 18:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation

Day 4 – Thursday, July 27th

  • 9:30 – 13:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation
  • 13:00 – 18:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation

Day 5 – Friday, July 28th

  • 9:30 – 13:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation
  • 13:00 – 18:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation
  • 20:30 – unknow – Summer school dinner

Day 6 – Saturday, July 29th

  • 9:30 – 13:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation
  • 13:00 – 18:00 – Construction of the furnitures / installation
  • 18:00 – 18:30 – Conclusion and feedback
  • 18:30 – 21:00 – Opening party