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CIRCONOMÌA: Mayors’ Summit and Circular Economy

CIRCONOMÌA, the Festival dedicated to circular economy will be launched on 23th May at Open Incet with the Mayors’ summit on “Circular economy, zero waste and common goods”.

CIRCONOMÌA is a Festival dedicated to circular economy and its relation to local development. It targets the Piedmont region because of its many experiences and initiatives on circular economy.

PROGRAMME:

9.30 | Turin, Open Incet – Open Innovation Center

Mayor’s Summit “Cities and Circular Economy

Welcome by Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin
Introduces Roberto Della Seta, Fondazione Europa Ecologia

First Session: “Circular economy and urban sustainability: work in progress”
Stefano Ciafani (Legambiente President), Arturo Lorenzoni (Deputy Mayor of Padua), Alberto Unia (City councillor of Turin reponsible for Environment), Egidio Dansero (University of Turin), Patrizia Lombardi (Polytechnic of Turin).
Moderator: Andrea Di Stefano, Director of Valori

Second Session: “Italian mayors debate”
Chiara Appendino (Mayor of Turin), Antonio Decaro (Mayor of Bari and President of ANCI- National Association for Italian Municipalities), Virginia Raggi (Mayor of Rome, Virginio Merola (Mayor of Bologna).
Moderator: Luciano Fontana, Director of the Corriere della Sera

In collaboration with the City of Turin

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FGB Launches Partnership with Switch Pitch

FGB is excited to announce a partnership with Switch Pitch, the global online platform for match making between large companies and startups. The partnership will have three components:

  1. Promoting SwitchPitch’s startup relationship management (SRM) platform to Italian and European enterprises
  2. Promoting FGB’s innovation consulting services, leveraging SwitchPitch’s platform
  3. Hosting a joint innovation event in Milan promoting enterprise innovation programs to an audience of invite-only startups

Many large Italian companies are focused on startup engagement through open innovation. While SwitchPitch has gained traction and popularity in many European countries, it has no presence or exposure in the Italian market. FGB operates six startup accelerators throughout Italy and is a major player in the Italian startup ecosystem. Having an Italian partner connected to the Italian startup community adds an invaluable resource to Italian enterprise prospects.

Through this new partnership with FGB, SwitchPitch will now offer Italian enterprises a platform for startup engagement, as well as managed services to handle Italian-focused startup research and diligence. FGB also brings a technology valuation tool to help enterprises assess the value of startups’ technology.

FGB and SwitchPitch are planning joint Fall event in Milan to help connect innovative startups with European enterprises. The format of the event will follow SwitchPitch’s previous event model – large companies pitching to startups – with one important change. Enterprises will pitch their overall innovation and startup engagement programs – rather than a specific initiative. Enterprise participants will meet one-on-one with relevant startups to better assess fits within their organization.

The combined forces of FGB and SwitchPitch provide a compelling open innovation solution for enterprises; as well as a business development resource for Italian startups. Our partnership combines the platform benefits of SwitchPitch and the high-touch, consultative approach of FGB. FGB is excited to partner with such a well-respected and talented team as Switch Pitch.

About SwitchPitch

SwitchPitch enables enterprises to manage all innovation/startup relationships through our centralized Startup Relationship Management platform – enabling them to easily vet, manage and disseminate innovative startups internally to get deals done.

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Crowdfunding Center: the first training session is out

The Civic Academy Crowdfunding is a project coordinated by the City of Turin under the PON Metro Torino 2014-2020 programme and is realized by a partnership composed by GuanxiFondazione Giacomo Brodolini e STI-Jobonobo at the Open Innovation Center of Turin.

The project aims to promote and support the generation, development, testing and realization of innovative services and projects with high social impact throughout crowdfunding campaigns. Moreover, through the Academy the the Centre provides non-profit organizations with trainings and workshops focused on tools and techniques for the realization of crowdfunding campaigns.

The first training session will be launched on 7th May and will target non profit organisations.

For more information click here

REGISTER FOR FREE: https://europeancrowdfundingcenter.eventbrite.it

 

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Crowdfunding Center: first training session

The Civic Academy Crowdfunding is a project coordinated by the City of Turin under the PON Metro Torino 2014-2020 programme and is realized by a partnership composed by GuanxiFondazione Giacomo Brodolini e STI-Jobonobo at the Open Innovation Center of Turin.

The project aims to promote and support the generation, development, testing and realization of innovative services and projects with high social impact throughout crowdfunding campaigns. Moreover, through the Academy the the Centre provides non-profit organizations with trainings and workshops focused on tools and techniques for the realization of crowdfunding campaigns.

The first training session will be launched on 7th May and will target non profit organisations.

For more information click here

REGISTER FOR FREE: https://europeancrowdfundingcenter.eventbrite.it

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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: https://torino.liquidfeedback.net/

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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.

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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.

 

For further information please visit this page
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BLOCKCHAIN FOR SOCIAL GOOD

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.

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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.

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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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