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Artisanship at Scale

Main Location: Verona
Dates: 4-22 June 2018
Academic Director: Roy Green, UTS Sydney

Small is beautiful. Bigger is better.

Digitalized manufacturing is changing this game with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science redefining what high-quality can be.
Furthermore, markets and consumers are demanding deeper levels of transparency on the value chain, fostering a revolution of the product and business development processes.
The Italian manufacturing edge on functional aesthetics and meticulous care of details is at stake.

How can a country transform its craftsmanship heritage into a mindset and boost new businesses on a global scale?

Location and Schedule
Week 1 - Program Introduction and Case Studies

Location: Verona and Company Headquarters
Date: 4-8 June 2018

Activities are hosted in the Italia Innovation Studio (Verona) and inside the partner companies headquarters. Nationwide transportation is arranged and covered by the organization, with travels on the same day.
Participants should arrange their accommodation downtown Verona , while occasional overnight stays are directly arranged and covered by the organization.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Program Introduction
  • Studio Workshop
Tuesday
  • Site Visit 1
  • Case Study Introduction 1
Wednesday
  • Site Visit 2
  • Case Study Introduction 2
Thursday
  • Site Visit 3
  • Case Study Introduction 3
Friday
  • Final Remarks with the Academic Director
  • -
Week 2 - Bridging Theory and Practice

Location: Verona
Dates: 11-15 June 2018

A series of thought and business leaders from the international and local scene will lead multiple workshops in the Verona Innovation Studio.
The class will be led into its deep understanding of the case studies, discovering social needs and innovation opportunities useful and debating its entrepreneurial ideas.
Participants should arrange their accommodation downtown Verona, while occasional overnight stays are directly arranged and covered by the organization.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Tuesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Wednesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Thursday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Friday
  • Final Remarks in preparation to the Sprint Week
  • -
Week 3 - Design Sprint

Location: Verona
Dates: 18-22 June 2018

The final week of the program is led by Jake Knapp, with a week-long design sprint.
With a unique five-day process, participants will solve the toughest problems emerged during their discovery and test their new ideas in partnership with companies and stakeholders.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Map Workshop
  • Map Workshop
Tuesday
  • Sketch Workshop
  • Sketch Workshop
Wednesday
  • Decide Workshop - with partner companies managers
  • Decide Workshop - with partner companies managers
Thursday
  • Prototype Workshop
  • Prototype Workshop
Friday
  • Test Workshop
  • Program Final Remarks
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