Social Business Change

  • What is it

    A workshop and training programme

  • Who it’s for

    Students

  • What it’s for

    To identify and develop ideas with potential business impact

  • When

    October-May

Social Business Change is an opportunity for the students of the University of Bologna to take part in a workshop and training programme aiming to identify and develop ideas with potential business impact, using the equipment at the University Makerspace ALMALABOR.

The programme is divided into two sections:

  • Social entrepreneurship section

The candidates will be called on to cooperate in CHALLENGES in the following fields:

  1. Criptocurrency: the challenge of sustainability - How can we help young non-experts to recognise economic, environmental and social risks related to investments in cryptocurrency that the technology and context make imperceptible. The FinanzaEtica Foundation is a Project Partner in the initiative, supporting the definition of the challenge and the programme implementation.
  2. The listening museum: co-designing the museum experience - How can we engage visitors to the 14 museums in the University of Bologna network of Museums and Collections, in a dialogue fuelling the continuous improvement of the museum experience?

The University of Bologna network of Museums and Collections is part of the initiative, supporting the definition of the challenge and the programme implementation.

  • Sustainability section - “SUBID” SUstainability Business IDeas

The candidates will be called on to cooperate in CHALLENGES in the following fields:

  1. How can we help local businesses that still have to start the energy transition to make the most of its advantages?
  2. How can we help the local communities suffering natural disasters to plan solutions to mitigate the effects of these events?
    The Enel Foundation is part of the initiative, supporting the definition of the challenge and the programme implementation.

The programme targets  60 multi-university students:

- Social entrepreneurship – developed in partnership with the DISA Department of the University of Bologna – is open to 40 students of the University of Bologna, with 16 places reserved for specific degree programmes (see Call)

- Sustainability – developed in partnership with the School of Excellence of the University of Bologna and IUSS, the University School for Advanced Studies of Pavia – is open to 20 students (10 per school).

The programme with begin with three days of  Hackathon held from 20 to 22 October, full time, aiming to define and develop the business projects.

The selected projects at the end of this stage will go on to the next phase of development, involving several meetings between November 2021 and May 2022.

Candidatures must be submitted by 12.00 hrs on Friday 15 October 2021 by completing the online form, accessed using your username and password (@studio.unibo.it).