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

Call For Creative Communities

Open Incet – Open Innovation Center Torino, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and its partners, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, launch a new Call to recruit 100 young people of the Piedmont Region to support them in the partecipation of international call and competition on innovation, enabling techonologies and sustainable development.

The aim of the call, in line with the mission of Open Incet, is to foster new creative communities in the Piedmont and Turin’ area, creating oppurtunities for developing innovative projects, stimulating the generation of ideas of young talents by connecting them to international opportunities.

Who are we looking for
We are looking for 100 young people (20-35 years old) from Turin who are motivated to work in teams to present their projects and ideas at international competitions. For Example:

The Call is open to university students, graduates, researchers, neo-entrepreneurs, individuals or team who are resident or domiciled in Piedmont during the application period. A preferred criteria for selection will be given to teams working with third sector or institutions, or who may submit support letters from these subjects.

What we offer
The selected will win a training mentoring period and free 2 months consulting, which will see them engaged in 4 training sessions and 12 hours of group work accompanied by experienced mentors. The path is designed to offer the best support to the participants for the presentation of quality projects in international opportunities.

How to participate
To participate must fill out the form in English which can be downloaded at and sent to the email not later than 12.00 a.m. on 19/05/2017, by writing in the subject of the message “Call Creative Communities – Codice 002/17”. A good knowledge of English is required. The selected people receiving confirmation via email will have to attend the first appointment of the activities scheduled for 5th June from 9.00 to 13.00 at the Open Incet Center, Via Cigna 96/17.

Official Call at the following link:

For more information contact the organizers at


BLAST 2017: official press conference

On 11th of April, there was the BLAST 2017 kick-off press conference. The event has been hosted in Camera di Commercio di Roma, an amazing location in the heart of Rome. There were the main stakeholders of BLAST, as the three co-founders of the event (Alessia Gianaroli, Rosbeh Zakikhani, Pierluca Cecchini) and Pietro Piccinetti, Sole Director at Fiera Roma.

“With these three days dedicated to the startups world and to the innovation, our trade fair aims to put Rome and the whole country at the center of these sectors”, said Piccinetti. Rosbeh Zakikhani has presented the event to the journalists, specifying that one of the BLAST goals is to create an event that can be, for the first time, an Italian point of reference for all the startups ecosystem, not only for the Italian one but on a international level as well.

Among the speakers there were also Fausto Bianchi (Unindustria), Adriano Meloni (Assessor at Roma Capitale), Luca Voglino (president at Investimenti Spa), Gianmarco Carnovale (chairman at Roma Startup) and Peter Kruger (CEO and MD at StartupBootcamp Foodtech).



OIS 2017 – Open Innovation Summit: thank you all!

The OIS 2017 Staff would like to thank all the Speakers, Co-chairs and Participants who took part in the first edition of the Open Innovation Summit at Open Incet.

During the OIS, more than 40 speakers and international expert met to discuss with representatives of local and international istitutions about open innovation and smart cities.

Beyond the significant interest of many visitors during the public plenarie sessions, OIS 2017 provided an opportunity to create working groups on cities as engines of innovation and inclusive growth. These groups worked on enabling technologies, new skills and human capital, migration, science, culture and creativity, entrepreneurship development platform, open innovation hubs.

Talking about numbers: two days of work, 16 hour programme, more than 300 participants from about 12 countries and 10 cities (including Whashington, Boston, Barcelona), representatives of several institutions and international and national organizations, including European Commission, the Council of Regions, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

During OIS 2017 there was also the opportunity to know and visit the 450 sq.m. tech demonstrator, where 22 innovative firms and startups from Italy and the European project Watify promoted by the European Commision, presented their solutions in the field of Smart City.

Among the partecipating firms, 10 startups were selected through an international call for solutions launched by Fondazione Brodolini.

The final award of the call for solutions, consisting of 5,000 euro and access to an acceleration period at FabriQ Milan, has been reserved by the jury to KRAP, from Bologna, which has proposed innovative areas monitoring sensors and instruments

Thanks for your kind and substantial interest, and see you at OIS – Open Innovation Summit 2018.



the OIS 2017 Staff




OIS 2017 is a three day event gathering city and technology leaders from all over the world. The event offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about successful practices of city innovation and inclusive growth, and to build long lasting relationships with peers to start up future collaborations and initiatives. The event will comprise plenaries, interactive dialogues and networking sessions.

The summit will explore the key enabling factors of cities’ capacity to innovate, prosper and share the benefits of growth with all. OIS 2017 will bring together leaders from governments, cities, corporates and civil society organisations to share successful practices, models and ideas, in the spirit of mutual learning and exchange.

Turin will host the main event on 5-7 April, as a European middle-size city that has proven able to develop and implement a post-industrial strategy in order to remain competitive on the international stage and share with the whole community the benefits that come from that.

An International call for Solutions for Civic and Smart City technologies has been launched and the winners will be showcased in the Tech Demonstrator of the Open Innovation Center of the City of Turin, Open Incet, where the main event will take place.


More info and details at:


FabriQ Acceleration Program 2017

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini is pleased to promote “FabriQ Acceleration Program 2017”, a call for innovative and social startup.

FabriQ Acceleration Program aims to support innovative firms in business development, fundraising and startup acceleration services.

By April 2017, the 20 most innovative startup applications will benefit of a 8 weeks’ training program dedicated to the development of investment readiness.

In June, the 20 startups will partecipate in a Pitching Event in which a panel of experts will select a maximum of 7 startup admitted to the acceleration period.

In July, the winners will begin a 6-months acceleration program at FabriQ, after which they will have the necessary skills to succesfully compete in the market.

The winners will also receive a prize of € 50,000 for Seed Money and acceleration services.


To learn more about the programme and  apply see the FabriQ Acceleration Program 2017


EXPO LIVE call is out: advanced and simple solutions to improve people’s lives

Fondazione Giacomo Brodlini broker of innovation and leader in open and social innovation, is pleased to promote “Expo live: innovation can come from anywhere, to everyone”, an innovation and partnership programme launched by Expo 2020 Dubai to fund, accelerate and promote creative solutions that improve lives while preserving the planet.

The programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ The focus areas for funding are Expo’s three subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

The programme not only seeks to identify advanced technological solutions, but also to extend the impact of simple solutions at grassroots level to improve people’s lives.

Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds of up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate real social value.

The programme calls for individual entrepreneurs, SMEs,
non-for-profit organisations, or government-related entities to submit their solutions, which should be at a demonstration and implementation stage.


To learn more about the programme and  apply see the Expo live