The nine Long-term Relations projects (nine-month collaborations) from the 2011 edition of Conexiones improbables officially ended their collaboration period on 1 February 2012, although at least six of them have decided to extend the experience for a few months.
Most of the research is concerned with seeking mechanisms/channels/devices to involve people/communities in innovation processes:
- By generating a will to innovate in teaching staff (Lauaxeta Ikastola).
- By devising methodologies for managing innovation and instruments to disseminate these in vocational training centres (Tknika)
Within a much broader environment:
- By converting users of products and services into active agents at an international level, thus transferring cooperative values from a production area (local) to a commercial area (global) (Fagor Electrical Appliances).
- By achieving greater involvement from organisation member (Anesvad Foundation)
- By developing shared brand projects with clients or suppliers (Obe Hettich)
Two other research projects are about rethinking/creating new services:
Two organisations will carry out research in the field of social innovation based on questions of gender in one case and linguistic practice in another:
- Bypromoting the vocation of women towards research in the field of EICTs and towards associated engineering degrees (DeustoTech)
- By encouraging the use of Euskera, or Basque, among young people (city councils of Ipar Uribe).