Between April 2018 and March 2020, we participated in the project Student Open Innovation Lab in partnership with Birmingham City University (UK) and Polycular (AT) with support from the Creative Europe programme. The project entailed the development of prototypes for city challenges, using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) methods. As a part of the programme, we curated a one-week Innovation Lab in April-May 2019. See attached the open call for the Innovation Lab and project results.
In March 2017 we involved local businesses and urban design professionals in a workshop in which we used design thinking methods to generate solutions for mobility problems in the business districts in northern Bucharest.
We are part of the “Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change” project which aims to create an online course to see how social entrepreneurship can be a solution to the problems that local communities are facing. We coordinated the study visit and intensive program with 37 students and contributions to the case studies based on examples from Romania.
In November 2016 we conducted a series of workshops in the former Cotton Industry platform, together with our partners, La Firul Ierbii, in order to better understand the needs of its users, ideas for improvement and rapid prototyping solutions. The ground floor space, located close to Bd. Abatorului is open to those interested in improving the quality of life in the city.