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DEMOLA – WHAT DRIVES YOUR FUTURE?

FOSTERING CURIOSITY Demola is a co-creation programme between students and external organizations to deliver challenge-oriented ideas. It was created in 2008 within the innovation ecosystem of Tampere, Finland, thanks to the collaboration of municipality, local universities and the private sector. Building on a question or concept brought forward by the organization, Demola makes use of […] Read more

PROJET COLLECTIF AND MASTER’S OF URBAN AND REGIONAL STRATEGY – TRAINING FOR URBAN GOVERNANCE IN FRANCE AND EUROPE

The Masters of Regional and Urban Strategy (Stratégies territoriales et urbaines, STU) prepares students for professional practice in the field of urban policy and governance. A key component of year 1 is the module ‘Projet collectif’, in which students are exposed to real life scenarios. The module runs from October until June and provides an […] Read more

IPRO – PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A CHANGING WORKPLACE AT THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHONOLOGY (Longer read)

Since 1995, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has been offering an experiential interdisciplinary learning format that has become part of university core curriculum that all undergraduates complete in order to graduate. The Interprofessional Projects Program (IPRO) prepares IIT undergraduate students for the practical challenges they will face in a changing workplace by emulating a […] Read more

ITS Factory

ITS FACTORY COMMUNITY SEEKS SOLUTIONS FOR MOBILITY CHALLENGES THROUGH CLOSE CO-OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS ITS Factory is a public-private collaborative platform that aims to maximise synergies to develop innovative solutions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Reflecting the complexity of modern urban challenges, the ecosystem facilitates communication between the public […] Read more

CREATIVE DESIGN SEMESTER AND UNISTARTAPP

CREATIVE DESIGN SEMESTER AND UNISTARTAPP GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE THE FEATURES BY EMPLOYERS OF TODAY The Warsaw Design Factory, located in the Warsaw University of Technology, aims to build an innovative university in order to develop skills in their students. With this initiative, the university aims to develop professional skills that are […] Read more

UAB OPEN LABS – A DESIGN PROCESS (Longer read)

The design process of an open, collaborative and innovation lab is not just a methodological issue. On the contrary, the design process in itself can set a relevant precedent for future collaborative practices in the lab. The stakeholders that will be involved, the kind of relationships established among them, or the topics opened to public […] Read more

RUARDI: A CREATIVE PATH TO KNOWLEDGE

Degraded industrial regions – such as Zasavje in Slovenia with its former coal mines – are faced with social, economic and environmental challenges, such as unemployment, pollution and brain drain. To prosper, these areas need fresh ideas, bold visions and industrial restructuring, developed in partnership with local industry, community and citizens. The RUARDI project was […] Read more

MATOSINHOS LIVING LAB – CREATING A SMART NEIGHBOURHOOD

MATOSINHOS LIVING LAB AIMS AT CREATING SMART, ZERO-CARBON EMISSIONS, RESILIENT, ACCESSIBLE, PARTICIPATORY AND CONNECTED NEIGHBOURHOOD Matosinhos is a coastal city in the district of Porto. The living lab is located in a central area of the city surrounding the City Hall, where the main public services are centred, composed by several points with distinct physical, […] Read more

CHALLENGE LAB – WHERE LEARNERS LEAD AND LEARN

An initiative by the Chalmers University of Technology, Challenge Lab is a collaborative project that aims to reinforce students and the university as active part within local and regional ecosystems. It exists around the facilitation of direct conversation amongst stakeholders that, led by the students’ initiative, intend to identify contemporary issues and potential points of […] Read more

The Urban Academy: A ‘Collaboratorium’ In The Face Of Wicked Sustainability Issues in Ghent

The Ghent Urban Academy of the Ghent University, Belgium has been working on to unite all urban stakeholders, including academics, researchers, and students as knowledge generators, along with non-academic actors to support the development of an ecologically sustainable and socially just city of Ghent. This noble cause is underpinned with a solid purpose to create […] Read more