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Invitation for the 2nd Convention of the Sustainability Maker Project

Invitation for the 2nd Convention of the Sustainability Maker Project

May 29th 2015 from 9:00 to 18:30 at Politecnico di Milano

The 2nd convention of the Sustainability Maker project (funded by European LIFE+ programme) is coming to Milan this May as part of the EXPO2015 events. During the convention, current crowd-led approaches to sustainability innovation such as crowd-sourcing, open innovation, crowd-voting and crowd-funding will be explored. Companies, institutions, NGOs, designers, researchers and students are invited to help test innonatives, the world’s first open-innovation platform that combines all of these approaches to foster design for sustainability ( Participation in the workshop is free of charge and provides a great opportunity to launch own sustainability projects on the platform.

Speakers include:

Chiara Franzoni Crowd Science expert
Marisa Galbiati Communication Design expert
Anil Gupta Social Innovation for Sustainability expert
Aguinaldo dos Santos Design for Sustainability expert
Ursula Tischner Design for Sustainability and Open Innovation expert
Carlo Vezzoli Design for Sustainability and Open Innovation expert

Politecnico di Milano – Campus Bovisa Durando
Castiglioni Room, Building B9, 3rd floor
Via Durando, 10
20158 Milano

Programme May 29th 2015:

8:45 – 9:30 Arrival of Participants / Registration
9:30 – 9:45 WELCOME
Polimi Institution Representative, Ursula Tischner and Carlo Vezzoli
9:45 – 12.15 Keynote Presentations: (25 min. per presentation, 5 min. Q&A)
9:45 – 10:15 Our Common Frugal Future: Crowd Sourcing for Creative Solutions
Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network, Indian Institute of Management
10:15 – 10:45 Lessons Learnt on Using Crowd-Design in an Emergent Context
Aguinaldo dos Santos
, Head of the Design & Sustainability Research Center, Federal University of Paraná
10:45 – 11:15 Patterns of Crowd Contributions and their Implications for Crowd-based Initiatives
Chiara Franzoni, Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering dept., Politecnico di Milano
11:15 – 11:45 Movie Design for sustainable crowd innovation
Marisa Galbiati, Vice Dean of the School of Design, Design Dept. Politecnico di Milano
11:45 – 12:15  The Sustainability Maker Project and its innonatives Platform
Ursula Tischner
, Director econcept Agency for Sustainable Design
12:15 – 12:30 DISCUSSION
12:30 – 13.15 LUNCH
13.15 – 13.45 Book presentations, Info-Tables, Posters
13:45 – 14:00 Introduction to Open Innovation Challenges Workshops:
How to start and present innovation challenges on innonatives (with tools):
Ursula Tischner (general overview) / Carlo Vezzoli (sustainability) / Imagis (communication).
14:00 – 14:30 Introduction to Workshop Themes / Challenges:
Participants will decide on the most interesting challenges to participate
14:30 – 16:00 Challenges Workshops:
Each working group will design a storyboard and a sustainability record to present the challenge.
16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 – 17:15 Plenary Presentations:
Each working group will present storyboard & sustainability record
17:15 – 17:30 Discussion and Closing Remarks
17:30 – 18.30
Networking and Drinks
Sustainable Kitchen challenge

Sustainable Kitchen challenge

We are proud to present the first winners of our first completed innonatives challenge: please see here for the winning solutions of the Sustainable Kitchen challenge

Congratulations to the winners !!!

Your innonatives Team

Workshops at the Sustainability Maker Convention 2013 in Cologne

Some impressions and results from the workshops at the Sustainability Maker Convention 2013 in Cologne. The Convention did not only offer presentations and discussions, but included also creative collaboration in four working groups to find sustainable solutions in the sense of the innonatives.

Keynote Speeches and Presentations of the first innonatives Challenges at the Sustainability Maker Convention

Keynote Speeches and Presentations of the first innonatives Challenges at the Sustainability Maker Convention

We like to thank all participants of the Sustainability Maker Convention 2013, the world’s first conference combining Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Crowd Funding for Sustainability. Further information, photos and videos are just one click away.

Statements of Participants at the Sustainability Maker Convention 2013 in Cologne

Which challenges would you like to be tackled by the innonatives open platform for sustainability? Here are some ideas from the participants of the Sustainability Maker Convention 2013 in Cologne. Do you have further ideas for challenges you  like to pose to the innonatives? Use the contact form for submitting your ideas or directly go to the Beta-invite on for future submission.

Welcome to the Sustainability Maker Project Website

Sustainability Maker is an innovation and demonstration project supported by the European LIFE Program, which will create an open innovation, crowd-sourcing, crowd-voting, crowd-funding platform and an online marketplace for Sustainable Solutions.

The open innovation online platform will be ready for use in October 2013 and will connect

  • people / organizations, that want to pose Sustainability related problems to the platform to be solved, with
  • people / organizations, that like to develop creative problem solving solutions, and support their implementation.

The project is carried out by 5 core partners, econcept Agency for Sustainable Design (manager), ecosense media & communicationtyclipso.netPolitecnico Milano, Forum für soziale Technikgestaltung and several network partners as well as further experts.

We will inform you about the project and its progress on this website. The actual platform will be a separate site and is accessible after the beta phase. This platform is open to everybody. Please get involved and get in contact with us with all your comments, ideas and questions.

How does it work?

Apply for Beta-Invitation

Apply for Beta-Invitation

The Sustainability Maker Platform is open for Beta-Invitation. You can register to be among the first to join and take part in the challenges. The platform will launch the first modules soon.


innonatives from innonatives on Vimeo.

Sustainability Maker needs you …

Sustainability Maker needs you …

Dear Sustainability Friends, for a video clip for our (econcept/ ecosense) new European research project on open innovation, crowd funding and crowd sourcing for sustainability we need your help. We would like to know what kind of urgent Sustainability related problems around the world or in your local communities you like to get solved. Could you send us a short video clip of yourself or your friends, family, colleagues etc. taken with your mobile phone or similar, where you / the actor describes in one to five sentences, which problem(s) really need(s) attention from the Open Innovation for Sustainability Platform that we are going to start in October 2013? Please mail the clip to my email:

THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping … 😉 Ursula Tischner

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