Invitation for the 2nd Convention of the Sustainability Maker Project

May 29th 2015 from 9:00 to 18:30 at Politecnico di Milano

The 2nd convention of the Sustainability Maker project (funded by European LIFE+ programme) is coming to Milan this May as part of the EXPO2015 events. During the convention, current crowd-led approaches to sustainability innovation such as crowd-sourcing, open innovation, crowd-voting and crowd-funding will be explored. Companies, institutions, NGOs, designers, researchers and students are invited to help test innonatives, the world’s first open-innovation platform that combines all of these approaches to foster design for sustainability ( Participation in the workshop is free of charge and provides a great opportunity to launch own sustainability projects on the platform.


Speakers include:

Chiara Franzoni Crowd Science expert
Marisa Galbiati Communication Design expert
Anil Gupta Social Innovation for Sustainability expert
Aguinaldo dos Santos Design for Sustainability expert
Ursula Tischner Design for Sustainability and Open Innovation expert
Carlo Vezzoli Design for Sustainability and Open Innovation expert

Politecnico di Milano – Campus Bovisa Durando
Castiglioni Room, Building B9, 3rd floor
Via Durando, 10
20158 Milano


Programme May 29th 2015:

8:45 – 9:30 Arrival of Participants / Registration
9:30 – 9:45 WELCOME
Polimi Institution Representative, Ursula Tischner and Carlo Vezzoli
9:45 – 12.15 Keynote Presentations: (25 min. per presentation, 5 min. Q&A)
9:45 – 10:15 Our Common Frugal Future: Crowd Sourcing for Creative Solutions
Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network, Indian Institute of Management
10:15 – 10:45 Lessons Learnt on Using Crowd-Design in an Emergent Context
Aguinaldo dos Santos
, Head of the Design & Sustainability Research Center, Federal University of Paraná
10:45 – 11:15 Patterns of Crowd Contributions and their Implications for Crowd-based Initiatives
Chiara Franzoni, Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering dept., Politecnico di Milano
11:15 – 11:45 Movie Design for sustainable crowd innovation
Marisa Galbiati, Vice Dean of the School of Design, Design Dept. Politecnico di Milano
11:45 – 12:15  The Sustainability Maker Project and its innonatives Platform
Ursula Tischner
, Director econcept Agency for Sustainable Design
12:15 – 12:30 DISCUSSION
12:30 – 13.15 LUNCH
13.15 – 13.45 Book presentations, Info-Tables, Posters
13:45 – 14:00 Introduction to Open Innovation Challenges Workshops:
How to start and present innovation challenges on innonatives (with tools):
Ursula Tischner (general overview) / Carlo Vezzoli (sustainability) / Imagis (communication).
14:00 – 14:30 Introduction to Workshop Themes / Challenges:
Participants will decide on the most interesting challenges to participate
14:30 – 16:00 Challenges Workshops:
Each working group will design a storyboard and a sustainability record to present the challenge.
16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 – 17:15 Plenary Presentations:
Each working group will present storyboard & sustainability record
17:15 – 17:30 Discussion and Closing Remarks
17:30 – 18.30
Networking and Drinks


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