The second edition of Irun Open Innovation, an event promoted by the Irun City Council and organised by c2+i/Conexiones improbables, will be held on 1 December.
The one-day conference will begin at 9am with an inaugural presentation by Ramon Sangüesa, director of Equipo Cafeína. After his talk, the day will focus on three panels entitled “Public services welcoming open innovation”, “Gastronomy as a driving force for innovation” and “Companies nourished from abroad”. Antoni Brey, founding partner of Urbiotica, will be in charge of closing the event.
The first panel will recount such experiences as those of Nantes and Irun, as well as the cross-border Ocean Living Lab event. The second panel, moderated by Xabier Gutiérrez, head of innovation and gastronomic creativity at Arzak, will discuss the Sapiens methodology of Ferrán Adriá, the Catas con Arte project and how Matteo Guidi has introduced gastronomy in the context of prisons. The final panel (in the afternoon) will bring together organisations such as Orbea, Orona Fundazioa and the University of Mondragón. There will also be time to discuss local experiences in all the panels.
A series of collaborations between seven companies and organisations on Tenerife with seven artists and/or creators was recently completed in order to promote innovation in the island’s tourism sector by incorporating creativity.
The TenerifeLab programme also included a training programme for artists and creators from the Canary Islands aimed at developing artistic interventions in organisations. The programme comprised two distinct parts. The first involved a theoretical session for 15 people presented by Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia, Arantxa Mendiharat (director and coordinator of Conexiones improbables respectively) and Albert Soler, an artist who specialises in these types of artistic interventions in companies. Following the session, 14 of these artists and creators participated in a traineeship programme accompanying the seven artists undertaking the TenerifeLab Micro Pills.
These Creative Pills are sponsored by the Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife).
The Artehazia Cultural Innovation, Arts and Society Association is currently conducting three Euskadi New Patrons projects, one of which is in Barakaldo (Bizkaia) and another in Oion (Alava).
In the first project, work is being done with the Barakaldo Time Bank, a network of citizens that is based on a system of the timely exchange of services, knowledge and care by periods of time. People of over ten different nationalities participate (all of whom are inhabitants of Barakaldo) and twelve of them are part of the New Patrons group.
Their challenge: to improve the dissemination of the project in order for it to continue to grow, to inform a greater number of locals of the existence of the project and to encourage them to participate.
The New patrons Oion, on the other hand, is driven by the group of 8 people Oion, which has been joined by people from migrant associations and others interested in a project concerning both individual and collective identities to see how these affect coexistence between the various different communities in Oion. The aim of the project is to improve intercultural coexistence in Oion and to shatter false stereotypes and rumours circulating in this Alava town.