“Beyond Silicon Valley. Can Asian countries develop an Alternative Innovation Narrative?”

RIC Webinar Series March 2019
8ddeacx0sxoqewpji3rldw_thumb_41fFeatured Speakers and Organizations:

Vicky Xie, Global Cooperation Director – Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
David Li, Founder – Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
Gorka Espiau Idoiaga, Senior Fellow – Agirre Center for Social and Political Studies

LIVE ZOOM LINK TO JOIN: https://undp-rbap.zoom.us/j/516098868 

Date: Week of March 11
Time: 2pm Bangkok (75 mins; session presentations + Q+A)

Overview/Goal: a reflection on the experience in Basque and Shenzhen that explores very different model to do innovation, that builds on the strengths of the specific contexts.

Starting Point/ Framing Questions:

1- How did these models come to be, why in these particular places and at this particular time, and what can these experience suggest to other countries interested in developing their own innovation ecosystem (but without doing copy and paste from the Valley?)

2- What are some of the emergent trends that are on the horizon? What are the game changing features of tech or social dynamics that are influencing the direction in how society is evolving in the innovation space

More About:

Shenzhen Open Innovation Experience: https://app.additor.io/p/w6JjNDkS
Agirre Lehendakaria Center: located in the Basque region, they have devoted the last 10 years of their practice (and research) on answering the question of why the innovation ecosystem in Bilbao developed they way it did, and why in that particular part of the world. More- https://meetingoftheminds.org/basque-transformational-narratives-21585

Forms of Urban Informality: Learning from Global Examples at MIT

Really pleased to have presented the Basque Case in this MIT class: 11.S966 Forms of Urban Informality: Learning from Global Examples, Full-Semester Course; 6 credits; 2-0-4

There are a myriad of forms of urban informality – spanning technology, economies, construction, and housing – and they are shaping cities. This course will explore examples of urban innovation around the world, through the lens of informality. Each case will examine the design and ideation process, stakeholders, resources and impacts. We will hear from a variety of actors and entrepreneurs, including discussions of Bird, Sweet Water Foundation, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), Open Desk, and Asiye eTafuleni, among others.

It is increasingly clear that a socially, economically, and politically resilient city has never been realized from the top down – to create urban futures, we must explore and learn from the forms of urban informality. They are many, and increasing: today, over 50% of the world’s working population generate their income through informal employment; 85% of new jobs created are in the informal economy; and one in eight humans live in informal settlements. By the same token, digital urban technologies, typified in the sharing economy and the gig economy, are atomizing traditionally monolithic systems. Around the world, informal modes of transaction, employment and regulation are demanding that cities function in newly distributed ways. And if the future of cities is informal, disaggregate, dynamic – then it is imperative to explore the many forms of informality.

How are concepts such as “investment,” “transaction,” “innovation,” “design,” “governance,” “agency” and “public,” among others, expressed in particular cases of informality? And how can those practically inform other economies, communities, technologies, and movements around the globe? Through guest speakers, readings, site visits, and discussions, this course will introduce and analyze a series of cases around the world. We will explore examples that reflect various characteristic modes of informality, and analyze their context with a variety of lenses (politics, economics, social dynamics, design and climate realities).

Together, the class will develop a working definition of innovation as it relates to informality, and a comparative framework to analyze the different cases. In addition, if students are interested in continuing beyond the course, we can assist with an independent study or group learning model.

Time: Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00P
Location: 9-255
Grading: A/B/C/D/E/F
Class size: Maximum of 15 people

Teaching Team:
Kate Mytty, Visiting Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate, kmytty@mit.edu
Matthew Claudel, PhD candidate, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning claudel@mit.edu

Plataformas de Innovación Abierta para el Desarrollo

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La Obra Social ”la Caixa” y el Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo Humano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-itdUPM han organizado un seminario sobre Plataformas que activan la innovación. Un nuevo enfoque para la cooperación internacional al desarrollo. El encuentro tendrá lugar  el próximo jueves 13 dediciembre, a las 18.30 h, en CaixaForum Madrid (paseo del Prado, 36).

Contaremos con la presencia de:

Carlos Mataix, director del Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo, UPM
Gorka Espiau, profesor CRIEM en la Universidad McGill
Dmitri Belan, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub on innovation and governance
Ariadna Bardolet, directora de programas internacionales, Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa”.

El acto se enmarca en el programa Work 4 Progress de la Obra Social ”la Caixa”, que tiene por objetivo promover plataformas de innovación para el fomento del empleo entre comunidades vulnerables de India, Perú y Mozambique. Durante el acto se presentará una publicación que contiene el marco teórico de Work4Progress. Todavía queda alguna plaza para inscribirse.

El trabajo que queremos. Innovación social en Perú

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-52749875-280669374422-1-original.jpgLa Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa”, la Fundación Entreculturas, la Asociación Fe y Alegría del Perú y la Universidad Antonio Ruiz, presentarán el programa Work4Progress el próximo día 28 de noviembre en Lima. Será un honor presentar el marco teórico sobre el que se ha construido este programa y seguir aprendiendo del trabajo de la Plataforma sobre el terreno. Estos son los detalles del evento,

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Nazio-markagintza. Nola transmititu gure balioa

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