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Disruptive Quality Winter Edition

Main Location: Verona
Dates: 7 - 18 January 2019

Two weeks, in the heart of Italy, crossing the places and stories of manufacturing entrepreneurs that every day strive to offer the world the best products in their industries.

This is Disruptive Quality, an innovation program led by Riccardo Illy - revolutionary food entrepreneur and civil servant - built around the learnings and the dreams of a lifelong entrepreneurial experience, featured by an uncompromised quest for quality and beauty.

At its second edition, the Disruptive Quality Program will bridge theory and practice for a selected group of multidisciplinary international students, through access to companies, case studies and conversations with Italian managers and entrepreneurs.
Participants will also receive the mentorship of John Bruce, from Parsons School of Design, who will lead strategic design activities discovering spaces of creative intervention to be part of the future of the manufacturing economy.

Location

The program activities are hosted in the Italia Innovation Studio in downtown Verona as well as 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 that might be required are directly arranged and covered by the organization.

Schedule
Week 1 - Introduction and Case Studies

Students will be introduced to Riccardo Illy’s theory of Disruptive Quality and visit company headquarters to gain an in-depth and tangible understanding of the quest for perfection, while engaging in conversations with Italian managers and entrepreneurs.

 
  • 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
  • -
Week 2 - Lectures and Studio Workshops

John Bruce from Parsons School of Design will guide students through strategic design activities to discover spaces of creative intervention to be part of the future of the manufacturing economy.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Tuesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Wednesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Thursday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Friday
  • Projects Presentation and Final Remarks
  • -
Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition Fee
The tuition fee for the program amounts to 2.500 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 its Founders, Italia Innovation offers funds to directly cover your scholarship needs.
Our scholarships are based entirely on need and applying for financial aid will not hinder your application.

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 and Financial Aid Deadlines
28th October 2018 - Early Application Deadline
25th November 2018 - Regular Application Deadline