INTEGER Regional Collaborathon - Catalonia
Thursday 21 September
17.50 – 19.00
Creative Challenge 1: Community building. Networks, activities and events
Creative Challenge 2: Digital Tools for wellbeing, health and sustainability
Creative Challenge 3: Focus on Senior potentials and needs
The INTEGER 4Helix Hackathon (Col·laborathon) will take place in two days:
– September 21st – 18:00-19:00h. Presentation of the challenges and quadruple helix dynamics
– September 28th – A full working day in a hackathon mode with actors from the social and business driven innovations and the quadruple helix spectrum working on the identified challenges (Place to be confirmed).
- A. Serra (Deputy Director i2Cat Foundation) – Why do we need a European community like INTEGER?
- T. Caro (INTEGER project co-ordinator) – Integrating social innovation in the European Innovation Ecosystem through a new governance model of quadruple helix
3 key stakeholders will introduce the challenges for the hackathon with 3 inspirational cases giving voice to the quadruple helix actors.
The main aim is to link social, business and technology-driven innovations with investors and funding mechanisms for social innovation to further develop identified Minimum Viable Products or Services.
Artur Serra Hurtado
Deputy Director i2cat
Artur Serra HurtadoDeputy Director i2cat
Artur Serra Hurtado is Deputy director of i2cat research center and Former Vicepresident of European Network of Living Labs. He is conducting now the research project Catalunya Collaboratory, based in the vision of universal innovation ecosystems. He is co-leading with Antonia Caro, the new Horizon Europe project INTEGER (2022-2024), integrating social innovation into the European Innovation Ecosystems in three European regions: Catalonia, Krakow and Hamburg. Currently he is the head of the ENoLL Action Oriented Task Force on Social Innovation, promoting the collaboration between the ENoLL and the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) supporting a more human-centric innovation ecosystems. Finally, he is leading a cooperative project with FDSUT, Fondation pour le Dévelopement du Service Universel de Telecomunications de Senegal promoting the first national network of líving labs in this African country.
Senior Researcher i2CAT Foundation
Toñi CaroSenior Researcher i2CAT Foundation
As an entrepreneurial and innovative thought leader, I offer more 25-years of experience in academic research, policy analysis, and strategy design. Throughout these professional experiences I have acquired advanced proficiency in a variety of highly transferable skills, including partnership agreements, project management, stakeholder engagement and event coordination. Some of my proudest career achievements include: • Spearheading profound and far-reaching change management process that resulted in 87% increase of research and innovation funding for internationalisation activities since 2013 at a non-research intensive middle size university. • Played a key role in building trust and interdisciplinary collaboration amongst researchers, as evidenced by leading deployment of five research platforms that included more than 1.3K external stakeholders. • Serving as an internationalisation subject matter expert for a number of networks and initiatives organised by the European Commission and other international networks and bodies. Equally important is the fact that over the course of my career, I have proven myself to be a prolific writer and researcher as author of several peer-reviewed publications on a diverse range of social issues related to internationalisation, higher education, and sustainability. At the same time, I am a proactive communicator, skilled analyst, and pragmatic problem solver. As a result, I am poised to quickly build rapport and trust with partners to expedite attainment of short and long-term goals, priorities, and objectives.