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Responsible Success

Main Location: Verona
Dates: 25 June - 13 July 2018
Academic Director: Robert Strand, UC Berkeley

Centennial companies, of the kind established in the Old World, have often been started to achieve founders’ dreams of offering the best products to the people.

Purpose has driven their growth as well as the development of their long-lasting resilient organizations.
Achieving goals that are bigger than us, and therefore leveraging a business structure as a platform for social good, is something fostered also today by the flourishing wave of responsible business movements, such as Benefit Corporations, the Triple-Bottom-Line Framework and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

What is it like to run and grow such businesses? What does success mean to them?
Through the comparison of international best practices and Italian claimed sustainable companies, participants in this program will conduct a hands-on introspection to the subject.

Location and Schedule
Week 1 - Program Introduction, Patagonia Workshops and Case Studies

Location: Verona and Institutional Headquarters
Date: 25-29 June 2018

Activities are hosted in the Italia Innovation Studio (Verona) and inside the partner institutions 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
  • Welcome and Program Introduction
  • Patagonia's Best Practice
Tuesday
  • Workshop 1 - How to Communicate Radical Transparency
  • Workshop 2 - Building a Responsible Company
Wednesday
  • Workshop 1 - How to Communicate Radical Transparency
  • Workshop 2 - Building a Responsible Company
Thursday
  • Site Visit 1
  • Case Study Introduction 1
Friday
  • Site Visit 2
  • Case Study Introduction 2
Week 2 - Bridging Theory and Practice: the Sustainable Development Goals

Location: Verona
Dates: 2-6 July 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
  • Site Visit 3
  • Case Study Introduction 3
Tuesday
  • Site Visit 4
  • Case Study Introduction 3
Wednesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Thursday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Friday
  • Final Remarks in preparation to the Sprint Week
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Week 3 - Design Sprint

Location: Verona
Dates: 9-13 July 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
Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the program amounts to 5.000 EUR.
The amount covers academic activities, program operations and VAT.

Financial Aid - Italia Innovation Founders Fund

Your financial circumstances have never kept you from great achievement, and they will not keep you from Italia Innovation.
Thanks to our need-blind international admission policy, applying for financial aid will not hinder your application.
Thanks to its Founders and Partners, Italia Innovation offers several funds to directly cover your scholarship needs.
Our scholarships are based entirely on need, not merit or citizenship, and come from a variety of sources, including Italia Innovation Founders Fund, donations from partners and general tuition revenues.

When to Apply for Financial Aid

We are committed to make our financial aid application as streamlined as possible.
Apply for aid at the same time as you apply for admission. Your financial aid application will in no way jeopardize your chances of admission.
Keep your application on track with our application timeline.

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Program Enrollment Deadlines
28th February 2018 - Early Application Deadline
30th March 2018 - Regular Application Deadline

Financial Aid Deadlines
28th February 2018 - Early Financial Aid Application Deadline
30th March 2018 - Regular Financial Aid Application Deadline