Cities need talent to solve complex social issues through creativity and Innovation
Talent is spread around the world, and the most talented people usually need just a laptop, a backpack and a ticket to move around the world, learn as much as they can, and help to improve things around them. They are called Knowmads (Knowledge Nomads).
WE FOCUS ON SOCIAL CHALLENGES
FROM A CITIZEN CENTRIC POINT OF VIEW
We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to measure success in implementing all our actions and programs. We always tackle issues by matching them to one or more SDGs to make sure they adress some of the global challenges we face today including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. “Leave no one behind” is the principle behind our designs.
Digital Gender Gap
We fight against the gender digital divide by creating educational and leisure activities for girls in middle and high school and disseminating actions done by others in that area. Our goal is to generate a science, technology, innovation and creativity (STEAM) vocation in young girls.
We know that many elder people, when they reach 65 with health and energy and have to retire, want to continue doing things that activate their intelligence, skills and talents. We create active aging programs that offer them challenges to remain socially integrated and fight against social isolation.
It is terrible to know the figures of youth unemployment that some countries have. Something is happening in our society if we are not able to provide work to our younger generations. This program works with young people without studies and also with young people who have higher education but can not find a job to focus their professional future through science and technology.
We help governments and companies to design any kind of project with social impact in their local territory. We act as coaches with the internal teams to empower them to change small things that will have a big impact. And we also build temporary teams to execute all that work. The idea is that the city hall can learn “how to” innovate from the bottom up to mach real needs with effective projects and people.
HOW WE DO that
We travel to the most innovative cities in the world to learn from their leading-edge approaches in solving common problems and challenges
the quintuple helix innovation model
We involve the widest possible range of stakeholders in the design of our projects including government, academia, industry and citizens, and take into account the natural environmental and social ecology, while keeping a clear focus on creating quality relations and stakeholder engagement
Fostering Local SOCIAL INNOVATION
We design area-based strategies to solve any metropolitan challenge by sharing and adapting what we have learned in other cities and places, and building on local potential by creating processes with the people involved
We work with talented people across the globe who team-up with design teams especially created for each project to match real needs with specific talents. Our aim is to develop digital social innovation projects, in conjunction with the city itself, that are long-lasting
We combine 3 powerful tools
Finding the best way to action your ideas
- Design Thinking
- Civic Engagement
- Social Innovation
- Talent Management
- Strategic Plans
- Project Management
Building innovative projects with you
- Open Data
- Smart Cities
- Internet of Things
- Big Data
- Data Visualization
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Virtual & Augmented Reality
- Digital Fabrication & 3D print
- CRM & MMS
Telling your findings to the world
- Public Relations
- Media Relations
- Branded content
- Street Marketing
- Digital Campaigns
- Community Management
- Protocol & official events
to catalyze real change
on the ground
Roca Umbert Lab
Citizen Innovation Lab for the city of Granollers where people and communities work together to solve real challenges through STEAM, design thinking and transmedia.
I'm a Blogger!
A citizen journalism program for elderly people to focus their talents and skills as volunteer reporters and photographers in municipal social channels, writing for +65 community in Barcelona.
STEAM Educational program for girls in elementary and middle school focused on closing the digital gender divide and promote scientific and technological vocations among them.
Youth Unemployment CITIZEN CENTERED Research
Citizen Centered Research to diagnose the situation of unemployment and job insecurity among young people in Barcelona and improve their chances of getting a good job.
Vincles BCN testimonials Marketing Campaign
Social innovation project awarded by Bloomberg Philantropies’ “Mayors Challenge” to strengthen the social ties of elderly people who feel lonely in the city. Testimonials campaign.
Vincles BCN grandchildren Marketing Campaign
Campaign launched in the framework of the “Vincles BCN” social innovation project awarded by Bloomberg Philantropies to engage grandchildren to connect their elders to the system.
Quark DSI Platform
Digital Social Innovation Platform to share ideas, projects and prototypes created in the Fabrication Ateneums by its users and communities. This network of Public Civic Innovation Labs was created and implemented by Barcelona City Council.
Barcelona digital city Strategic Communications Plan
Strategic communications plan for the strategy “Beyond SmartCities towards Tech Sovereignty” created by Barcelona’s Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer.
Open & Agile Digital Transformation Toolkit
Contents to communicate the “digital by default” new government services focused on technological sovereignty, free software, open source and agile methodologies in Barcelona.