#iorestoacasa the map of shops delivering food at home

Confesercenti, in collaboration with Torino Wireless and LINKS Foundation, has published a map of shops delivering food at home, during the coronavirus emergency: a useful service available to citizens in this moment of difficulty which can be consulted on the  Confesercenti Torino e Provincia web site.



Solidarity is contagious. Support Fooding!

The campaign in support of Fooding has started!

Fooding is a project to fight poverty and food waste, promoted by Arci Torino on 4 municipalities in the province of Turin. It offers 4 popular canteens and day centers, 4 poles for the recovery and redistribution of unsold food, together with some orientation and consultancy activities to give those living on the margins of our society the tools to rebuild their own path of autonomy.

In 15 months of activity, more than 20,000 meals were guaranteed to over 600 people living in conditions of serious social marginalization. Over 30 tons of food have been recovered preventing food waste, and then redistributed to about 400 people and groups in economic difficulty.

The project is carried out with the contribution of the Ministry of Labor in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, the Municipality of Turin and the District 1. It has the patronage of the Municipality of Moncalieri and the Circumscriptions 1, 3 and 5 of the City of Turin.

In these days, solidarity and responsibility towards the community are fundamental. Fooding has NOT suspended its activities but has adapted them to ensure the safety of the operator and beneficiaries. The project continues because the emergency is worse for the most fragile and poorest people.

Distribution of ready meals to those who do not have a home to live in, delivery of food parcels at home to households most economically exposed to the social crisis within the emergency that we all live. With Fooding, we want to continue giving support to those who live in a condition of need, today more than ever, despite the increasing difficulties that activities are brought to face in the Covid-19 emergency. But to do this we need everyone’s contribution.

Feed this solidarity with us, with a donation you will allow Fooding to continue distributing ready meals to those in need!

Feed NOW! Donate NOW!

P.IN.S Project: it’s open the call for the development of social innovation projects for the Third Sector

It’s open until the 30th of April the call to select 30 social innovation projects, launched within the P.IN.S. Piedmont Social innovation, for the design and implementation of new models and methodologies  for improving or creating products and services characterized by elements of social and digital innovation.

Coronavirus: the Vol.To Volunteer Service Center does not stop

The coronavirus emergency and the lockdown imposed by this situation does not prevent the Vol.To Volunteer Service Center from continuing to fulfill its role as a reference body for the world of the Third Sector of Turin and its province.

Even if the offices of Vol.To are currently closed to the public and the activities have been reorganized in accordance with current legislation relating to the current health emergency situation, the CSV with headquarters in via Giolitti 21 in Turin continues to be active in order to meet the many demands of associations and volunteers.

CSV operators can be reached:

  • By telephone it is possible to contact the Vol.To staff by calling +39 011 8138711 and toll-free number 800-590-000. The service is active from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00.
  • By email, you can instead write to centroservizi@volontariato.torino.it
  • By filling in a specific on-line form, you can request consultations via whatsapp, Skype or Google Meet Hangout. After completing the form, a service center operator will contact the applicant using the chosen method.

On the website volontariatotorino.it some experiences of support for people in difficulty activated by the Turin associations are also available, as well as the indications dedicated to those who want to make themselves available as a volunteer in this moment of great difficulty, where the priority is the contrast and contain the spread of the virus COVID-19 throughout the country.

HACKABILITY@HOME to support people in trouble with technology

Are you a person with a disability or are you assisting someone, and you have difficulties with technology?

It’s a very common situation in these days: now everyone is trying to make a call, to choose and install a software or even to open a new e-mail account. These can be simple actions for some and extremely complex for others.

Hackability wants to help you!

Hackability, the non-profit association born to bring the skills of designers, makers, digital artisans together with the needs of people with disabilities, mobilizes its community with HACKABILITY@HOME.

On the one hand, in line with Hackability mission, we try from home and through teleconference to develop and co-plan ideas and objects to make the lives of people with disabilities and caregivers easier and more accessible in these days; on the other hand, the community is mobilized every day from 10 to 12 to give advice in solving small and large technological problems by calling +39 011 19117853.

A mobilization of volunteers that also caters to all geeks with skills, IT or design, who want to give a little practical help these days. All information on the site and the opportunity to apply as a volunteer at http://www.hackability.it/hackthevirus.

ATC-Turin and numerous students from Turin’s high schools have already joined the initiative.

Torino come stai? A platform to collect moods and needs from our city

Torino come stai? Turin how are you?
What are our new habits? Our new needs?

The #torinocomestai initiative, promoted by ExperientiaNesta ItaliaSocialFareDipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società – UniToLinks Foundation and Cottino Social Impact Campus, consists of a data collection platform addressed to individuals, that will help to better understand what it’s happening in our city and the related impacts, with the aim of developing immediate answers and designing the best tools that increase the responsiveness of our ecosystem, also for the future.

To answer the (anonymous) questionnaire, go to the #torinocomestai platform.

Please, help us to spread and disseminate the initiative so that the questionnaire is known and filled in by as many people as possible.

Deadline 22/03 – Insieme andrà tutto bene: call for proposals launched

Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation has launched the call named “Insieme andrà tutto bene”, with the aim of helping to reduce the social problems associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the restrictions associated with measures to limit its spread.

The specific objectives of the Call are:

  • to promote activities, interventions of proximity and support actions in favor of fragile people, minors and families in situations of difficulty in the emergency phase;
  • to support proximity networks activated in the territories and capable of providing rapid and effective responses to the specific needs of the weakest sections of the population during the emergency phase.

The call is addressed to Third Sector entities and religious entities that carry out their activities in Piedmont and / or Liguria.

The first deadline for submitting applications is scheduled for 23:59 on 22 March 2020.

Requests for contributions must be sent via e-mail to the address attivita.istituzionali@pec.compagnia.torino.it and indicating in the subject the name of the proposing body and the name of the call “Insiemeandràtuttobene”.

More information and the text of the call for proposals are available on the official web page [ITA].

Torino City Love: solidarity and open innovation during the COVID-19 emergency

From “Lab” to “Love”. One word changes in the name and “Torino City Lab”, the project that makes Turin an urban laboratory of innovation, also becomes a tool to help the city community to deal with the hardships and difficulties during the COVID- 19 emergency.

With this aim “Torino City Love” was born, an initiative of digital solidarity and innovation which calls together the technological partners of the City of Turin to offer resources, actions and skills to support citizens and businesses in the city’s area during the health emergency.

The areas of “Torino City Love” concern school and work, health, digital services and training and will be able to count on resources and services made available free of charge by large companies such as TIM, CISCO and MICROSOFT.

Detailed information on the services available, how to use them and what to do to join the “Torino City Love” initiative can be found from of our website: www.torinocitylab.com/TCLove

COVID-19: Compagnia di San Paolo launches a special plan to support social, health and educational emergencies

To face the effects of COVID-19, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation supports institutions from civil society and organizations with an initial budget of 6 million Euros. To this, approximately 10.5 million Euros more of liquidity immediately available for the social and cultural system of the territory.

See the details of the Plan for supporting the emergency (ITA)

GrandUP! Open School and Call for companies: applications are open

Two new opportunities are open within GrandUP! iniztive, the program promoted by the CRC Foundation and the Chamber of commerce of Cuneo, with the technical partnership of SocialFare.

GrandUp! Open School
2 days of intensive training, to learn about social innovation processes and methods
Locations: Cuneo and Bra
Deadline registration: 16/03/20

Call GrandUP! Companies
12 days of mentoring and co-planning with experts, to develop or innovate your company with a social impact approach.
Locations: Cuneo, Alba, Mondovì
Deadline nominations: 20/04/20


More info on: www.grandup.org

23rd/02 – Hackability4Mobility: the results

In total 60 people, among makers, designers, people with disabilities and 15 mentors in a month and starting from real challenges, have co-designed small solutions and great ideas,for a mobility accessible to all.

This is the challenge launched by Hackability in its Hackability4Mobility edition, created with the support of Toyota Italia and Arriva Italia and under the patronage of the City of Turin.

The results will be presented on Sunday 23 February at 10.30, in the Sala delle Colonne, Piazza Palazzo di Città 1, in Turin.

The mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, the councilor for transport Maria Lapietra and the deputy minister of infrastructure and transport Giancarlo Cancelleri guaranteed their presence.

Admission free, seats limited.

14/02 – The first of a thousand nights – Opening event of the European project ToNite

ToNite is a project funded by the European programme Urban Innovative Actions that aims to improve the liveability of the areas along the Dora river in the evening hours, through the redevelopment of public spaces and technical and financial support for the activation of proximity services.  The Municipality of Torino is the project leader together with the partners: Experientia, Espereal Technologies, SocialFare, Fondazione Torino Wireless, Engineering Ingegneria informatica, ANCI, and EFUS.

The concept of the opening event – “The First of a Thousand Nights” – recalls the collection of Middle Eastern fairy tales “Thousand and One Nights”, as it wants to strengthen the element of the night and recall a multicultural dimension that is well represented in the demographic composition of the districts touched by the river Dora. “The first of a thousand nights” is a wish and a premise for the future nights of the ToNite project with the hope of creating a positive impact on the perception of the places where the interventions will occur.

The opening event on Friday 14 February is also the beginning of a collective narrative that involves many players of the territory in its organization, using various storytelling approaches, including the presentation of the videos of the biographers of the neighborhood, and the Tellingstones app.

PREVIEW ToNite (05:30 pm)
Free access, various locations
From 5.30 p.m. Events spread throughout the river Dora territory

Loving the Territory – Street Art Performance
Square in front of the Holden School, free access
How to love the territory? The association “Spazio non c’è” of Corso Vercelli 5 and popular circus gym Makakako at the Cecchi Point hub present through their performance a metaphor of street art and love for your neighborhood. Each performance will recall an indispensable element for which to love the territory where the performance artists live and train. During the performances also some citizens will intervene with their own declarations of love for the territory.

Holden School, via Borgo Dora 47
Registration required >> www.inaugurazione-tonite.eventbrite.com
20:00 Welcoming guests and welcome aperitif
20:15 Institutional interventions
21:00 Presentation of ToNite by the project partners
21:15 Conclusions
21:30 “The thousand nights of the Dora”. Concert performance composed by Johnny Lapio, inspired by the directional contributions by Stefano Di Polito, and performed with the Torino Night Ensemble feat. the cellist Paolo Damiani. A composition inspired by a musical and dreamlike journey along the river Dora, from midnight to six in the morning, paying attention to the stories of life along the river.

06/02 – Launch of the PINS WECARE project and of the Call for Social Innovators

It’s planned on Thursday the 6th of February at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) the launch event of “PINS Piemonte Innovazione per il Sociale”, a project to support the development of an ecosystem made of public, private and third sector actors, and able to activate and implement innovative actions that, using cutting-edge technological solutions, can respond to social needs.

During the event the project activities will be presented, as well as the forthcoming call addressed to social actors and innovators, which will allow selected participants to benefit from a personalized training and a consultancy path, for the development of their innovative project.

The project is carried out under WE.CA.RE Measure FSE2, co-financed with POR FSE and FESR 2014-2020, by Il Nodo cscs, Ping scs, CICSENE, Higher Technical Institute Foundation for Information Technologies and of Communication and in collaboration and network with Make a Cube³, Torino Wireless, Confcooperative Piemonte, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord and Confcooperative Cuneo.


More information on the project website:  pins-piemonte.it

Download the program of the event

Please, confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to ilnodo@confpiemontenord.coop

06/02 – Presentation of final projects of Bottom Up! for the requalification of unused urban spaces

On Thursday thr 6th of February, the winning projects of the Bottom Up! call will be presented.

48 groups applied to the call, proposing ideas, interventions and transformation actions for disused buildings and underutilized spaces, green areas and courtyards, schools and places for cultural activities, distributed in different areas of Turin.

The winning projects, selected by the jury, will have access to the Bottom Up! program: they will take part to a training course and will be supported to launch a crowdfunding campaign, whose results will be presented during the final event of the Architecture Festival, from 1 to 10 May 2020.

The presentation of the Bottom Up! projects will be held on Thursday 6th February at 11.30, at Combo , in Corso Regina Margherita 128, Turin.

See the Bottom Up! web site

31/01 – Presentation of the Report on the impact generated by Italian incubators and accelerators

The presentation of the “Report on the impact generated by Italian incubators / accelerators – Research 2019” will be held on Friday 31st January 2020.

The Report, developed by the Social Innovation Monitor (SIM) research team, was carried out thanks to the collaboration with Italia Startup, and PNICube and the support of Banca Etica, Compagnia di San Paolo, Experientia, Impact Hub Milano, I3P – Innovative Companies Incubator of Politecnico Torino, Instilla, Iren Group, Make a Cube³, SocialFare, and Social Innovation Teams (SIT).

The rector of the Polytechnic of Turin, Prof. Guido Saracco and the Minister Paola Pisano will also take part in the event.

The meeting will be held in the Council Room of the Faculty of the Polytechnic of Turin – Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 – 10129 Turin (TO), on Friday 31st January 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.

To participate in the event, please register at this link

05/02 – Commonshood: Blockchains for social good @Torino

Università e Città di Torino, with Torino Social Impact, organize on February 5th at 8.30 am at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) a morning of presentation and discussion on how Blockchain technology can have a social impact and how it can innovate the ICT industry on the territory. Will be presented the various experiments of CommonsHood, as well as entrepreneurial experiences on Blockchain and Torino Wireless observatory.

Blockchain is one of the technologies that promise to revolutionize the world of the informal economy, and four years after the European Capital of Innovation award, Turin is a finalist for the European “EIC Horizon Prize Blockchains for social good“: it competes with 22 other candidates for one of the 5 1 million euro prizes.

The finalist project is called CommonsHood, and has been developed by the University of Turin in collaboration with grassroot initiatives such as the Collaboration Pacts signed by citizens with the Municipality of Turin within the context of the new legislation on commons.

The goal of CommonsHood is to democratize local financial instruments: it allows communities to create new types of tokens to support financial inclusion and to increase the sustainability of the local economy. In particular, it provides commons and associations with instruments to help finance themselves issuing tokens representing prepaid cards, crowdfunding, complementary currencies, and to share tools and infrastructures using tokens representing access rights.

Register here http://bc4good.commonshood.eu

CALL FOR PAPER! Scientific Colloquium on Social Enterprise – IRIS Network

The XIV Scientific Colloquium on Social Enterprise, the traditional appointment of the Iris Network that promotes studies and researches about the evolutionary trends of the social enterprise in Italy, will be held in Turin.

The Scientific Colloquium is part of Torino Social Impact and will take place on the 28th and 29th May 2020 at the Management Department of the University of Turin.

“The social enterprise and its ecosystem for sustainable development” is the theme of the XIV edition, which promotes scientific studies – including interdisciplinary and international ones – on issues that characterize the challenges of the post-reform social enterprise and its ecosystem: sustainable development, innovation of production processes in the circular economy, new paths for social inclusion.

Iris Network and Torino Social Impact promote a CALL FOR PAPER & SESSION to collect contributions to be presented within the Colloquium:

The deadline for submitting proposals is on the 3rd March 2020, while registrations will open in March 2020.

23/01 Torino Social Factory: 15 social innovation projects for the suburbs

The City of Turin, in collaboration with the Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale, organizes an event for the presentation of the first results of Torino Social Factory, the measure of the National Operational Program for Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020 (PON Metro Turin).

Torino Social Factory supported with a total budget of 1.5 million euros the creation of projects of social innovation, capable of triggering urban regeneration projects in the Turin suburbs.

This event will be an opportunity to let the 14 Metropolitan Cities of PON Metro and Turin citizens know about the 15 projects financed by the measure, and about the policies for social innovation of the City of Turin.

The event will be held on January 23rd, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the headquarters of Tricircolo and Glocal Factory (two of the funded projects), in via Giuseppe Regaldi, 7/11, Turin. Participation is free with registration on the torino-social-factory.eventbrite.it page.


December 11th, 12th and 16th: book your workshop for preparing to Seed2019 call

The Compagnia di San Paolo foundation organises a workshop dedicated to social enterprises interested in the call Seed_Social Enterprises, Efficiency & Development – 2019.

Basic tools:
Workshop on consultancies’ value proposition
and an introduction to social impact assessment

The workshop will be held in 3 different dates, at Sala Conferenze in Compagnia di San Paolo offices, Piazza Bernini 5, Torino:

  • Wednesday 11 December 2019
  • Thursday 12 December 2019
  • Monday 16 December 2019

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: a focus strictly related to Seed2019 call, about the value proposition of professional consultancies and about the metrics for impact assessment. A networking aperitif will close the meeting.

To register, please send an email to adesione@compagniadisanpaolo.it with your name, surname, organization and chosen date. Each participant can book one date only.


The Seed2019 call is addressed to social enterprises located in the Piedmont area, whose aim is to implement new development strategies and processes for activating strategic, managerial and organisational changes and for increasing their own impact investment readiness.

12/12 Presentation of CasaBottega

Public presentation of the project CasaBottega – Creative spaces to live in the neighborhood and the call for young artists and creatives.

Sandra Aloia, Compagnia di San Paolo
Carlotta Salerno, President of the Circoscrizione 6
Marco Giusta, Deputy Mayor in charge of Decentralization and Suburbs and Youth Policies City of Turin

CasaBottega is the project that transforms the lowered shutters of Barriera di Milano into artistic labs. A widespread intervention of urban regeneration to create creative places with residence, to experiment with new forms of active citizenship among inhabitants, artists and artists.

CasaBottega is a project of Sumisura Aps, Città di Torino Decentramento Giovani e Servizi, Circoscrizione 6, Associazione Respons/Ability e Liberitutti scs, con il sostegno della Compagnia di San Paolo nell’ambito di CivICa – Progetti di Cultura e Innovazione Civica.

Homes4All Project

An innovative project to support social housing in Turin, through the acquisition of buildings.


Together with the City of Turin, the project brings together private non-profit and for profit organizations, including Brainscapital, Homers, ACMOS, Turin Chamber of Commerce and Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation.

The project has already received a loan of 150 thousand Euros from the Italian government – as a first tranche of a contribution from the National Social Innovation Fund. To these resources, up to around 1,5 million Euros could be added, while another 150 thousand Euros are already available to private lenders, ready to be invested.

Homes4All will promote a brand-new social housing service strategy, starting from the identification of properties – free or occupied, coming either from judicial procedures or from other sources, such as unused apartments or ad hoc donations. Among the main objectives, special attention will be given to innovate the housing traditional dynamics of tenants in order to promote participative, collaborative and inclusive mechanisms.

The overall management of the properties – both those coming from private individuals and those purchased in the real estate market or coming from judicial auctions – will be entrusted to a NewCo, whose services will be double-oriented: in the case of a free property, it affords the renovation in the purpose of resale or re-introduce it in the social rental channels; in the case of a occupied house, the institute is responsible for removing the debt situation of the occupant, who will turn into a fixed rent. Based on the know-how of the Turin ecosystem, this implementing model is very important to answer to emerging social needs, according to the scheme of impact finance.

The estimated savings for the City of Turin, in relation to the cost incurred for the provision of facilities destined for the housing emergency, amounts to around 450 thousand Euros, making the use of public resources more efficient.

06/12 GrandUp! Generiamo impatto sociale

Fondazione CRC and Camera di Commercio di Cuneo organize on Friday, December 6 in Cuneo the presentation of GrandUp! Generiamo impatto sociale and actions to make the province of Cuneo an attractive ecosystem conducive to the development of entrepreneurship with social impact.

Participation is open and free of charge upon registration

28/11 Seed Call presentation

On Thursday 28 November from 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (at Off Topic in via Pallavicino 35, Turin) Compagnia di San Paolo presents the 2019 edition of the call Seed_Social Enterprises, Efficiency & Development, open to social enterprises in the Piedmont region that intend to start a process of analysis of their needs and to design and implement a development plan capable of activating strategic, managerial and organizational changes.

It will also be possible to follow the event live in Cuneo, Alessandria and Vercelli by registering here

You can also follow the event in Webinar mode by subscribing to this link

The Seed call aims to increase the impact investment readiness of social enterprises through the design and implementation of development processes – generated within the social enterprises themselves and the result of their ideals, experiences and skills – that are able to trigger strategic, managerial and organizational changes.

30/11 Co-City Camp

The actions aimed at the care, shared management and regeneration of urban common goods activated on the city of Turin thanks to the Co-City project – European funding Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) – in the three-year period 2016/19 are presented to the city on Saturday 30 November (from 16.30 to 19.30) at Social Renaissance.

Groups of citizens, associations and bodies involved in the collaboration agreements activated together with the City of Torino will tell visitors about the path started, the first results and prospects for the future through exhibitions and stands that allow direct dialogue with anyone who is curious to know or actively participate in the activities started.

Admission is free of charge.

Bottom Up! When the city turns from below

Bottom Up is the new architecture festival of Turin promoted by the Order of Architects and the Foundation for Architecture / Turin, which will be held from 1 to 10 May 2020.

It is possible to participate now by applying for projects for the transformation of the Turin area, which will be promoted and accompanied on a path of realization. The deadline for submitting proposals is 16 January 2020.

Bottom Up! is a festival that has the ambition to generate new architectures and urban transformations from the “bottom up”. A great call to designers and city associations that transforms the festival into a great process of collective crowdfunding. In fact, the festival is first and foremost a search (and accompaniment) for ideas and proposals for the real transformation of the spaces and places of our city. From ideas to the network of social relations, communication strategies, fundraising, up to the next start of work.

The call – available on the festival’s website – is designed for groups of citizens, schools, artists and collectives, associations, companies, designers, project holders, budgets and possible supporters. Projects may concern indoor or outdoor spaces, abandoned (or heavily frequented) places, public, collective or private places, gardens, parks, courtyards, residual spaces, underused buildings, kiosks, vacant shops or building covers. A single constraint: that at least one architect is present in the proposing group.

The 12 most interesting proposals are offered participation in a training course that will provide all the tools to build the most appropriate and effective crowdfunding campaign. How crowdfunding works, storytelling and stoytelling, effective use of digital and social tools.

15/01/20 Impactwise 2020 – A new value chain for social impact

Cottino Social Impact Campus, the first center in Europe dedicated to impact education, introduces itself with an international conference and the participation of faculty members who will give shape to the Campus’ life and educational activities, beginning in February 2020

A day-long process of learning and exchange to spark off discussion of a culture of social impact and sustainability, which starts in the Campus but spreads out to cover Italy and the world.

Attendance at the conference is free and open to everyone as long as places remain available (click here for registration)

Torino Social Stock Exchange: design team at work

In October, a design team has been set up to define the feasibility study by benchmarking similar experiences (London, Singapore, New York and Johannesburg), analyzing the market, identifying the listing requirements and the related control processes, delivering the model of financial sustainability.

The working group is composed of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Borsa Italiana, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, the International Center for Research on Social Impact Tiresia of the Polytechnic of Milan, the Bocconi University, the University of Turin, the Denegri Foundation and Avanzi, a social company focused on sustainability projects, which already carried out a study on the field in 2009.

Among the possible physical location of the Torino Social Stock Exchange, the former Stock Exchange building of Piazza Valdo Fusi owned by the Turin Chamber of Commerce.

Presentation of the Social Entrepreneurship Observatory and Competence Center for Impact Measurement

On Monday 4th November (11 am-12.30 am) at the Sala Giolitti – Torino Incontra, a press conference will
be held to present the Social Entrepreneurship Observatory and the activities of the Competence Center for
Impact Measurement.

/ Opening
Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce
/ The perspective of Torino Social Impact
Mario Calderini, Full Professor of the Milan Polytechnic, President of the Social Entrepreneurship
Committee and of Torino Social Impact
/ The figures of social entrepreneurship
Alberta Coccimiglio, Turin Chamber of Commerce

/ Guidelines of the Competence Center for Impact Measurement.
Stefania Buffa, Human Foundation

/ The Academic Course on Impact Assessment
Paolo Biancone, Full Professor, University of Turin and member of the Social Entrepreneurship Committee

Presentation of Torino Social Impact Art Award

A shared experimental orientation has led Artissima and Torino Social Impact to organise a project that widens the perimeter of action of social innovation to include contemporary art and culture. Focussing on the visibility of talents from all backgrounds in the Italian contemporary art world, ART AWARD proposes role models capable of making even the most unexpected paths more accessible. The ART AWARD process will be presented at the fair, leading to development starting in November 2019.

ART AWARD is a competition for young talents, an educational project, a residency, and an innovative system of art production, that will premiere at Artissima 2019 during a talk the 3rd of November at 3pm at The Meeting Point.

At the presentation will attend Ilaria Bonacossa – Director of Artissima, Mario Calderini, Polytechnic of Milano, School of Management, Antonio Damasco, Director Rete Italiana Cultura Popolare.

Let’s accellerate

SocialFare, the first Center for Social Innovation in Italy, is promoting two new calls to select the teams that will access the spring 2020 acceleration programs.

  • Design Your Impact #3 for projects to be developed as business opportunities with impact
  • FOUNDAMENTA#9 for social impact startups ready to grow and to attract investment

Deadline applications: 06 January 2020 | socialfare.org/acceleraconnoi  

While joining SocialFare, the teams selected in the summer to participate in the Design Your Impact # 2 and FOUNDAMENTA # 8 programs, the nominations for the next round are already open, respectively the editions # 3 and # 9 of acceleration paths of social impact entrepreneurship.

On Monday, September 23, they were welcomed into Rinascimenti Sociali – the great headquarters in the heart of Turin where SocialFare works, hosts and connects actors and initiatives from the world of Social Innovation: Biova Beer, Functionable, Barot, Aichi, Edafe and Egacomp teams began their first day of acceleration. The Design Your Impact teams, coming from Puglia, Sicily, Abruzzo and Piedmont, will be involved in a 10-day accompanying path that will end in November with an Opportunity Day, while FOUNDAMENTA startups will continue with intensive acceleration up to 23 January 2020, the date on which they will be presented to investors during the Social Impact Investor Day.

To take part in the next edition it is possible to apply until 6 January 2020.


Design Your Impact # 3 is an acceleration program aimed at informal teams, associations, cooperatives, social enterprises with a project idea to be developed in the form of an innovative and impacting business opportunity.

FOUNDAMENTA # 9 is an intensive acceleration program for startups constituted / constituted with a tested prototype or product on the market or companies that stand out for offering a highly innovative product / service.

Both programs are reserved for projects aimed at generating a positive impact on the communities where they interact. Each program makes use of the expertise of a specific team of SocialFare and its network of excellent professionals.




Acceleration of Social Impact projects

5 thematic and practical modules (10 full-time days) in the period September / November 2019 in Turin
Dedicated Acceleration Team
Opportunity Day with the possibility of comparison with our network of professionals
Cash Wallet & Follow on* for the best teams
Free Desk in Social Renaissance, hub and network dedicated to social innovation in the heart of Turin

(*) On the occasion of the Opportunity Day that will close the program, an expert commission may decide to assign a budget (cash wallet) of up to € 2 thousand to some teams for the implementation of agreed actions, as well as to offer the best projects the possibility to directly access the FOUNDAMENTA # 10 Selection Day. In this case, a follow-on period is planned to help the teams in preparing their pitch for the Selection Day.




Acceleration for Social Impact Startups

4 months of full-time residential acceleration
Seed funds up to € 100K cash for each selected company / startup in exchange for equity up to 15% (of which up to 35%, depending on the investment, to be paid to SocialFare for acceleration services)
Dedicated Acceleration Team, mentor and advisor of excellence
Social Impact Acceleration approach developed by SocialFare
Access to 50+ social impact investor network
Free Desk in Social Renaissance, hub and network dedicated to social innovation in the heart of Turin
The program concludes with the Social Impact Investor Day and the opportunity to present itself in front of a prestigious panel of private entities, business angels, private investors and family offices, including the impact investors of the SocialFare Seed vehicle: Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRC , Finde SpA and the Magnetto Foundation.



Our proposal, innovative and unique in Italy, is born thanks to the expertise gained by the SocialFare teams – together with the network of excellent professionals who work with us – on multiple levels.

The SocialFare Startup Acceleration Team boasts 8 business acceleration programs, with 50 startups selected from over 840 applications received through the FOUNDAMENTA calls. 4 million euros in funding raised by accelerated startups, with results growing in the last year with financing rounds closed in particular by Synapta, Epicura and Wher (press release here: www.socialfare.org/rassegnastampa).

Design Your Impact Design Your Impact is a knowledge acceleration path designed and tested by SocialFare from 2017 – with the first experiments on the territories of Turin and Cuneo – in order to share and systemize the skills acquired by including in the acceleration proposal a wider range of subjects engaged in innovative planning with a social impact: not just startups and companies ready to scale-up, but also business idea and project realities at a different stage in the path of creating a business with social impact.

The turning point of Sustainability and the role of Social Innovation

People | Impact | Growth.
EXAR Social Value Solutions will moderate a meeting in Turin focused on Green Economy, Social Impact, Innovation Technology and Impact Finance.

The Green Economy issue will be dealt with by Wave for Energy, a spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino, a leader in the design and construction of systems for the production of electricity from sea waves. And with Reale Group we will talk about the evolution of sustainability with the Power Coders project. A computer training school for refugees, the only reality of its kind in Italy and Piedmont. Banca Mediolanum will be present for the Innovation Technology sector. While, for the Social Impact sector, the non-profit Hackability will be involved, born in Turin in 2016, which, through co-planning and digital fabrication, produces social inclusion and participation. To close the circle we will talk about Impact Finance with Professor Mario Calderini who will speak for Torino Social Impact.

The event will take place Saturday, 09/28/2019 from 9.00 to 13.00 at Nuvola Lavazza, Turin.

For more information, complete program and reservations:

With Reseau Entreprendre Piemonte, Porto Antico di Genova, Topcon, Iren Energia.


Course about Competences for Social Innovation at Open Incet

Open Incet – Open Innovation Center Turin, in collaboration with the Giacomo Brodolini Foundation and its partners, thanks to the contribution of Compagnia di San Paolo, promote a program aimed at supporting the evolution of the Third Sector towards sustainable social innovation models : the Course on Competences for Social Innovation.

The objective is twofold, on the one hand creating a new professional figure, the Chief Social Innovation Officer (CSIO), on the other hand learning from the experiences and needs of the Third Sector to contribute to increase their impact through the construction of new competences and organization skills. It is necessary for the Third Sector too to invest in human capital to generate new ideas and possible applications of new technologies, to overcome management difficulties and to progress in the evolution towards sustainable social innovation models.

The program provides a joint training of a selected group of young talents from the territory together with the representatives of Third Sector organizations that want to experiment with models of social innovation service; the combination of a young talent with one of the organizations participating in the program to co-design these new models together; the accompaniment of these innovations so that they “take root” within the host organizations; the creation of a community of social innovators that can feed a virtuous circuit of projects on the territory. Specifically, the program intends to:

  • define and train a new professional figure, the Chief Social Innovation Officer (CSIO), who can work on changing the models of the third sector “from within”;
  • to facilitate the meeting between this new professional figure and local organizations that intend to innovate their business and service models; support the work of the first CSIO group through mentoring and organizing “peer learning” moments;
  • to connect the CSIO group to the international circuit of social innovation to accelerate learning and the construction of a network of support and exchange.The program is aimed at:

    – young people aged between 23 and 35 years, interested in working in the Third Sector or in starting their own entrepreneurial activity in the field of social innovation;

    – various types of Third Sector organizations (Associations, Cooperatives, Consortia, Social Enterprises, etc.) that intend to start an innovation path that will lead them to experiment with new business and service models and to the application of new technologies.

    The course will start with a first part of classroom training, which will have an estimated duration of 160h in three months. The 60 individual participants and 30 representatives of the organizations involved will participate in the training. Participants will be provided with training aimed at understanding social innovation processes intended as a response to the need to satisfy emerging social needs with economically sustainable models, and at understanding the levers of organizational change. The training will have an experiential slant, to encourage active participation and learning based on the study of cases, visits, witnesses, simulations, group work, project work and workshops.

    The classroom training part will be followed a 3 months period of project work.At the end of this phase, through a process of evaluation (in two phases), conducted by the project team with the support of the mentors, the 5 most mature solutions will be identified to continue with a path of “accompaniment to growth”, which will consist of activities of :• support for focusing on the service and / or business model;• support in the preparation of a feasibility study that integrates all the dimensions (organizational, market, technological and economic) necessary for growth;• scouting for funding opportunities and supporting the drafting of proposals for candidates;• meeting with potential investors and lenders and supporting the investment / financing request.

UIA: thanks to TO-nite project 5M€ in Turin for social innovation ideas focused on urban security

Through UIA (Urban Innovative Actions), the European Union has awarded Turin 4.600.000 euros that will be invested by the Local Administration to implement a program focused on urban security through the redevelopment and recovery of degraded areas and the activation of technological and social innovation projects to guarantee higher levels of social cohesion and civil coexistence.

TO-nite project is supported by the City of Turin as the main partner, in partnership with SocialFare, Fondazione Wireless, Experientia, Engineering, European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS), Espereal Technologies and ANCI.

The City of Turin is one of the few cities in Europe to have twice won European funding for the Urban Innovative Actions program: already in 2016 the City was awarded the prestigious UIA funding with the Co-City project, focused on fighting poverty and degradation in the most fragile parts of the city, in particular in actions of social innovation and environmental redevelopment, making it possible to activate development paths for the co-production of services and the creation of companies linked to welfare.

To-nite is characterized by multidisciplinary solutions and actions to better understand urban social phenomena and to tackle the problems deriving from a perception of insecurity. In particular, the project will direct its action to experiment with services that extend even at night in areas of different density, accessibility and attractiveness.

Read the article on UIA website:


Read the press release of the City of Turin:





MatchAbilityDay: save the date!

The recent regional provisions have opened up new possibilities for collaboration between companies and non-profit cooperatives. In order to better understand what is provided for by the legislation and to ensure that the new measure is on the one hand known by the interested parties, on the other hand, used by companies in the best way, there is MatchAbilityDay.

Art. 14 within Biagi Law states that companies may not hire disabled workers directly, but contract a type B social cooperative that will hire workers. Therefore, MatchAbilityDay wants to facilitate contact between companies with work placement obligations and type B social cooperatives. It is a business to business networking event for the realization of collaboration opportunities.

The inclusion of disabled workers can be critical for both workers and companies. The aim of the event is to transform a legal obligation into a great opportunity for both. The company can convert a legal provision into economic value and into services with high added value, workers can be included in the job market and improve their quality of life.

This first edition of MatchAbilityDay will take place on 26 September 2019 at Open Incet, Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin. Participation is free. Details on the program and event registration will follow.

The initiative is organized by Confcooperative Piemonte Nord, in collaboration with Torino Social Impact and Anfas Piemonte, with Studio Marino as a technical partner and with the contribution of the Turin Chamber of Commerce. MatchAbilityDay received the patronage of the City of Turin and Piedmont Region.

Impact Prototypes Labs. The Memorandum of Understanding signed today.

Cottino Social Impact Campus launches Impact Prototypes Labs (IPLabs). The Memorandum of Understanding was signed today, with the aim of activating an experimental training offer for #SMEs in order to support them in developing prototype solutions with a Social Impact. Thus, SMEs will reinforce their ability to develop enterprises towards contemporary social challenges and to seize the new opportunities that the next #InvestEU programming will provide.

The first path of entrepreneurial transformation for SMEs in the North West  of Italy will be carried out with the Cottino Foundation, Unicredit North West, Turin Polytechnic, Turin Industrial Union and the Turin Chamber of Commerce.

A strong alliance for SocialFare

Giuseppini del Murialdo, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione Denegri Social Venture to let SocialFare grow.

– Read the News –

Turin, June 2019 – It’s official: Compagnia di San Paolo and Denegri Social Venture Foundation enter the capital of SocialFare, born in Turin in 2013. The two investors agreed to support the development of SocialFare which have a strong focus on the acceleration of social impact knowledge and entrepreneurship.

Thanks to financial support and expertise of Compagnia di San Paolo and Denegri Foundation, SocialFare will be able to scale innovative solutions to the most pressing social challenges, develop research and experimentation in public-private partnerships, accelerate capacity building for the social impact and impact startups. The entire SocialFare ecosystem will be able to grow nationally and internationally, strengthening Turin as a reference city for social innovation and impact investing.

Congregazione dei Giuseppini del Murialdo wanted to found SocialFare in order to give concrete answers to the challenges that the economic crisis and youth unemployment have made emerge in a dramatic and new way – tells Don Danilo Magni representing the Congregation. – With SocialFare the “Murialdini” have understood and intend to update, with the Social innovation approach, their own mission in favour of young people in different contexts, with particular attention to education, work and the enhancement of communities. In this context, the contributions of entrepreneurial know-how and financial capacity of the new members, Compagnia di San Paolo and Denegri Social Venture Foundation, together with the educational approach of the Congregation, can give an important and further boost to the identity and to the mission of SocialFare”.

“Compagnia di San Paolo has built over the years an integrated supply chain in the field of sustainable social enterprise,” – said Alberto Anfossi, General Secretary of Compagnia di San Paolo supporting Nesta Italia and Open Incet, from Impact Hub to the three-year agreement to favor of Torino Social Impact, recently signed with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin.

In the first place, our model is based on the use of supply and investment tools, as well as systemic action with respect to the formation of the Turin and Piedmontese eco-system. The objective of Compagnia di San Paolo is to build a chain of social innovation that, starting from the activities of accelerating knowledge and accelerating business, leads social impact organizations to achieve sustainability and in some cases to become attractive to private capital. The Company’s investment in SocialFare is part of this chain, alongside interventions such as the Seed call for tenders and investments already made in SocialFare Seed and in the Oltre Venture fund.

In the past, our Foundation supported SocialFare by providing a startup grant; the growth and the first positive results of the model led the Company, alongside important investors, to capitalize with € 1.6 million a vehicle to seed the accelerated startups (SocialFare Seed srl) and then to develop the hypothesis of acquiring, in collaboration with the Denegri Social Venture Foundation, the control of SocialFare. The objective of the acquisition by the Company is to move from a logic of supply support to a capital investment one shared with important financial actors to support the growth of the social accelerator in a logic of professionalism and openness to the market “.

“We believe our entry into the social capital of SocialFare is a significant and consistent result for the newly founded Denegri Social Venture Foundation – states Corrado Ferretti, Vice President of the Foundationwhose work is far from mere disbursement but focuses on operations that combine entrepreneurial skills with initiatives capable of concretely transforming society. There is no coincidence that this synergy was born in Turin, a city that for years has been a promoter of a profound transformation in the way of doing business. The big goal – continues Ferretti – is to make SocialFare a point of reference at European level, a goal that can only be achieved by combining entrepreneurial skills, financial capital, and opportunity networks of all those involved.”

Laura Orestano, CEO of SocialFare, expressed the satisfaction of the whole SocialFare team – which is characterized by a strong female and under-35 component – and by the many partners who have come to join them into Social Renaissance, “hoping that this renewed structure could be the starting line for a model of social and financial convergence essential for accelerating know-how and innovative solutions in terms of models, services and products relevant to the company. This approach is necessary, at local and national level, also for a new development policy that focuses on people, territories and communities with their expert knowledge and their entrepreneurial potential and sustainable innovation. “

Evaluating social impact: a day for debate

On Tuesday 9th July, at Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, the key players of social innovation gathered to discuss about the importance and the benefits of evaluating social impact on the occasion of two different events.

During the morning, Torino Social Impact in partnership with Social Value Italia held a conference concerning the process of evaluating social impact from the perspective of great donors. Speakers from the main italian philantropic organisations, foundations as well as public and private institutions – Camera di commercio di Torino, Università Cattolica di Milano, Human Foundation, Impresa Sociale Con i bambini, Fondazione Zancan, KPMG, Fondazione Unipolis, Fondo Beneficenza Intesa San Paolo, Fondazione Alta Mane, Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT- shared their experiences and methods. 

From the different speeches a series of commonalities emerged: first of all, the problem of establishing a standard for evaluation, since each project has its own peculiar content and context. Thus, considering those features in the process of evaluating social impact has been pointed as the primary best practice. Secondly, most of the speakers highlighted that the process of evaluating social impact can be a useful tool for donors: for example, to consider the scale and quality of their actions, to reflect critically about their operations, deducing both their mistakes and achievements; moreover, to strengthen the relationships with the partners.

In the afternoon, Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia presented the position paper Progettare l’Innovazione Sociale: impact investing e fondi UE” curated by Pwc and Human Foundation. The object of this second debate was, instead, the importance of social impact oriented investments by public administrations, considering the potential of their actions on the local territory. Representatives from the European Commission and some of the key stakeholders from the Piedmont region – Camera di commercio di TorinoRegione Piemonte, Finpiemonte, Fondazione CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo, Legacoop Piemonte, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord – stressed the need to foster partnerships between the public sector, companies and the human capital represented by local organisations and citizens, to create and manage innovative solutions for social issues. 


Turin will host the 7th Edition of the European Social Innovation Competition Academy

The 2019 Academy of the European Social Innovation Competition is due to kick off in the Italian city of Turin next week. The 3-days educational and networking event, starting on 16 July, has become a highlight of the social innovation calendar in Europe – each year it brings industry experts into contact with some of Europe’s most promising social entrepreneurs.

Last month, the European Commission announced the 30 participants, from 19 countries, who were chosen to attend the Academy of the European Social Innovation Competition. These ‘Semi-Finalists’ were selected from 543 applicants from across Europe and they will be trained through workshops delivered by experienced social innovators and articulated around four key topics: innovation, impact, sustainability and scale.

On the occasion of this important initiative, Nesta Italia organizes the public event “The Future of European Social Innovation”. During the event, industry leaders will gather to discuss the state-of-the-art of social innovation at the local level and the success stories of the European Social Innovation Competition. Some of the key players in the innovation world will be asked to discuss important issues related to climate change and, more generally, how social innovation can support a positive and systematic change in today’s society.

The event will be held on 17 July at the Le Musichall Theater in Turin. Registration and more information at this link.

Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all EU Member States and Horizon 2020 associated countries. Now in its 7th year, the Competition acts as a beacon for social innovators in Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the better. Each year the Competition addresses a different issue facing Europe. This year the focus is: Challenging Plastic Waste.

The Competition is organised by the European Commission with support from Nesta, Kennisland, Ashoka Spain, the European Network of Living Labs and Scholz & Friends.

End of the course on Competences for Social Innovation

The closing date of the course Skills for social innovation is coming: it ends on July 19th, when the selected teams will present the results of the project they worked on with their mentors in a short two-minute pitch each.

The day has a rich program and it will begin with the workshop “Exploring possible futures”, organized by Alberto Robiati, Director of the Human + Foundation.

The workshop aims to take a look at possible future developments, both individual and collective. This is a work on “Futures Thinking”  which is useful for creating a mentality capable of generating innovation processes and producing shared strategic and motivating visions for a team, an organization, a community.

In the afternoon, the presentation of the projects in front of a qualified jury will be held, followed by a moment of reflection.

The winning team will receive a € 1500 prize!

Social Crowdfunding Academy: second edition of the Call

The City of Turin has launched the second edition of the call that aims to encourage the generation, development, testing and implementation of innovative projects with a social impact by offering third sector actors support in building crowdfunding campaigns based on online collection of micro -Donations.

The Call is divided into two phases: during the first phase (application deadline: 10 September 2019) it will be possible to apply to the Social Crowdfunding Academy, a training course aimed at acquiring all the necessary skills on the subject. Among the participants, 6 projects will be selected for the second phase: those projects will be accompanied and supported for the implementation of their crowdfunding campaign.

The call and the application form are available here.

During the first edition of the call, 48 teams had been selected and admitted to the Social Crowdfunding Academy in June and July 2018. The project “Colori Vivi” by the non-profit organization Article 10 at the end of June has succesfully launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on 28 June 2019. The remaining 5 projects will launch their campaigns at the end of September 2019.

The service is implemented as part of PON METRO – measure 3.3.1.b and implemented by the European Crowdfunding Center based in Incet, Turin.

InnovAree: towards a Mountain Impact Fund

Turin, June 2019 – The Report 2017-19 Vado a vivere in montagna (“I go to live in the mountains”) by Collegio Carlo Alberto and SocialFare in collaboration with Accademia delle Alte Terre and UNCEM within InnovAree, is online. A project intended to support and encourage the enhancement of inland areas as a place of life and work, beyond the vision of a mountain “hit and run” to contemplate over the weekend.

The accompanying service was offered free of charge to 100 beneficiaries. Who contacted and asked for the service? They are people with a job position and a high educational qualification, but they are looking for a change of life – said Andrea Membretti, sociologist, who followed the project’s beneficiaries – they mainly require credit and not a grant.

There is knowledge, there is experimentation, there are models and communities but above all, there is a question. What has returned several times is to do things together, hybridizing resources – added Laura Orestano, CEO of SocialFare.

From “I go to live in the mountains” to “Come and live in the mountains”

The opportunity scenario is fragmented, the new version of the project aims to create accessibility, accompaniment, supply chain in a contextual way, highlighting the mountain as a resource of social as well as environmental value – continues Laura Orestano – There may be a hybrid financing that accompanies the social value of the high lands as new places for sustainable development?

This opens up new scenarios for InnovAree, which from 2019, with the collaboration of the municipalities and the G.A.L. of some Piedmontese territories, launches the new service “Come and live in the mountains” to support the settlement in the “welcoming valleys” of the region and launches an important challenge for investors: the creation of a Mountain Impact Fund as an investment tool.

Innovation and inclusion in Torino: the City of Torino’s Implementation Plan for Urb-Inclusion european project

The City of Torino presented the Implementation Plan that illustrates the initiatives in support of social innovation activated in two years of work, in the framework of the European project Urb-Inclusion.

It’s a vast complex of interventions, financed by the European and regional structural funds

Torino Social Factory (Pon Metro 3.3.1a):
involves 25 organisations with 12 selected projects and €1.4 million invested
European Crowdfunding Center (Pon Metro 3.3.1c):
has activated 48 organisations, six projects and a budget of 50,000 euros
 Co-City – Uia (Urban Innovative Actions):
involves 213 organizations, 63 projects and 5.1 million euros invested to activate “Patti di collaborazione”.
AxTO Azioni per le periferie torinesi:
three actions to support innovative projects in the social field (3.03), environmental (3.02) and cultural (4.01),
with the involvement of 129 organisations, 37 projects with a total investment of €1.3 million

Download implementation plan at this link

The challenge of impact assessment for big donors

Social Value Italia and Torino Social Impact organize the event The challenge of impact assessment for big donors, on 9 July at 9:30 AM at Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation in Turin.

The goal of the talk is to think about the relationship between evaluation and big donors. The resources deployed by philanthropic subjects in various sectors of welfare and the social sphere, allow the experimentation of innovative projects and models with a high social impact, with important implications with respect to the way in which the Public Institutions face old and new social challenges.

Impact assessment thus becomes a fundamentally important tool for big donors’ projects, since it allows discussion of the reproducibility and scalability of sustainable and innovative ideas.

The meeting is also an opportunity to explore and learn about virtuous experiences of projects capable of generating high social impact.

More information and registration at this link.

In addition to Social Value Italia and Torino Social Impact, other actors will be present: Turin Chamber of Commerce, Catholic University of Milan, Human Foundation, Impresa Sociale Con i bambini, Fondazione Zancan, KPMG, Fondazione Unipolis, Fondo Beneficenza Intesa San Paolo, Fondazione Altamane and Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT.

Social impact investments in the new European Commission’s programming

Social Impact Agenda together with Torino Social Impact will organize an event on 9 July with the presence of the European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, to present the position paper “Designing Social Innovation: impact investing and EU funds” by PwC and Human Foundation.

Social impact investments base on innovative business models with a high social impact, without renouncing to the economic income that every enterprise aims to generate. These models, applied to sectors such as welfare, enable collaboration between public and private actors in order to answer to emerging social needs. During the past European programming, impact financial instruments were born. The presentation of the position paper will be the occasion to describe them but also to describe the mechanisms provided by InvestEU to support initiatives that are capable of producing a tangible social impact on the territories.

Information available at this link, while here you can register for the event, which will take place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation in Turin at 3.00 PM on 9 July 2019.

Other participants: Turin Chamber of Commerce, Piemonte Regione, Finpiemonte, Fondazione CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo, Legacoop Piemonte, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord, Human Foundation and PwC.

Community Networks

The City of Turin, Liberitutti, Triciclo and Brains Capital are pleased to organize a workshop to discuss – together with social cooperatives, social workers and companies – the value generated by community networks.

During the afternoon inspirational talks, workshops and case studies will alternate and the results of the European project Urb-Inclusion and the implementation plan of the social and urban innovation actions of the City of Turin will be presented.

The projects Glocal Factory and Tricircolo Reuse Center by Liberitutti and Triciclo. Those projects are funded by Pon Metro within Torino Social Factory program.

Registration on eventbrite page.


13.45 – Registration
14.00 – Institutional welcome by Paola Pisano, Deputy Mayor on Innvation, City of Turin
14.15 – Presentation of Urb-Inclusion results and City of Turin’s social innovation action plan
14.30 – Matteo Bartolomeo, Avanzi
14.45 – Daniele Caccherano, Liberitutti
15.10 – Federico Disegni, Brains Capital
15.30 – Glocal Factory and Tricircolo Reuse Center projects presetnation
15.50 – Veronica Magli – Ginevra Sarfatti
16.15 – Confrontation among actors

An urban redevelopment and social inclusion project: Mufant introduces itself to the city

Mufant, Museum of Science Fiction, organizes a day of celebration (Sunday, June 16) and opens the doors to the city to present the initiatives it has promoted within the social enterprise sector: social works not only through the activation of volunteers but also with a business approach, fostering well-being and innovation, new jobs and quality of life. It happens in partnership with the social cooperative Altra Mente and thanks to the participation to the calls promoted by the City of Turin as part of the Pon Metro Program 2014-2020 / Turin Social Factory, Co -City Turin and AxTO.

A huge statue of Dr. Frankenstein will be the first sign of an urban transformation within the public housing neighborhood in Via Reiss Romoli. Mufant’s imagination power will flow out of the museum in order to create an outside “square of the imaginary” and nine monuments dedicated to those who have been able to create a synthesis between narration and science, playing with the stimuli of science to create futuristic and utopian visions.

Purpose of the Mufant is to restore beauty and vitality to a suburb that can become a site of tourism attraction. The construction of a Fantastic Theme Park in the square adjacent to the museum also includes other redevelopment projects promoted by Co-City Torino and co-designed with residents, including the dedication of the public garden in memory of Riccardo Valla, an important Turin protagonist of Italian science fiction culture.

The making of the Park is part of Loving the Alien, a project – currently in the start-up phase – promoted by the Social Cooperative Altra Mente and the museum, supported by Pon Metro funds in the context of Torino Social Factory, an initiative of the Department of Innovation of the City of Turin created to support social innovation projects through an accompanying path and financial support.

Loving the Alien also activated two workshops that involve more than twenty people, some of whom are in conditions of social distress. The decisive moment of the project will be (Spring 2020) the organization of a Fantastic Festival right in the redeveloped Park, an annual event that will open to the world of urban regeneration and social inclusion experiences. A crowdfunding campaign is going to be launched in order to support the creation of the festival.

Sunday 16 June’s program is available on the Mufant website.

Crowd Mapping with Kimap!

Torino Social Impact presents its first experimentation in town: Kimap!

Kimap is an app-navigator for the mobility of disabled people, developed by the Florentine start-up Kinoa.

Kimap application can be downloaded for free on smartphones and can be used all over the world. During the use of Kimap, the data from the smartphone’s sensors are automatically detected, allowing any irregularity and slope of the terrain to be mapped. All information collected in real time by users is processed automatically by the navigator who learns to recognize the easiest routes for a disabled person to drive along the best route based on accessibility, time and distance. With Kimap it is also possible to make manual reports of obstacles, architectural barriers, demanding slopes and points of interest to improve the maps. Kimap adopt the artificial intelligence technology and it is an excellent example of combination between technology and social issues.

A crowd mapping session will be held on Saturday 22 June 2019. It consists of a gathering of people with physical disabilities who, once equipped with Kimap app, will start the live mapping of the city of Turin, starting from the center, to track its accessibility. Results will be presented within the Italian Tech Week’s framework, during the week following the mapping (in particular during the “Impact-Ability” event on June 27, 2019).

Take part in the Crowd Mapping!

For registration and event agenda click here.

Event organized in collaboration with Nesta Italia and with the contribution of Turin Chamber of Commerce.

VISIONI. Social Impact Assessment: opportunities and difficulties

VISIONI (“Visions”) is a seminar for social and cultural operators, third sector organizations and evaluation technicians.

Why a seminar on the evaluation of social impact starting from the experiences of a Turin network that has experienced this directly?

Speaking of social impact today, on the eve of the third sector reform, calls for academic theories, models of change, measurements and reporting requests for political and economic stakeholders. But it also means that professional and competent operators in building relationships with different recipients, skilled in moving between complex projects and complex partnerships, prepared to respond to communication and budget management needs, must prepare themselves to measure the effects and effectiveness that the their organizations produce within the community, profiling monitoring systems that involve the beneficiaries themselves. And it happens that this enterprise clashes with attempts to bring people together, to make the dynamic and light spaces of coexistence easy, with the risk of intervening on the spontaneity of certain relationships.

Therefore, it is a seminar to start an exchange of practices and images, emphasizing the difficulties encountered, the limits glimpsed, but also the opportunities encountered.


When: 26 June 2019 – 9.00 – 18.00

Where: Hub Cecchi Point – via Cecchi 17, Turin

The program in online: http://www.retecasedelquartiere.org/programma-visioni/


The seminar is a project from the Network of Houses in the Turin district, together with Rete 14 Luglio, Ufficio Pio, Chamber of Commerce of Turin, within Torino Social Impact, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo and Città di Torino. With the collaboration of Euricse and the sponsorship of Assifero.

The Public Notice of the City of Turin for the Social Innovation Fund is now online

5 June 2019 – The City of Turin published the Public Notice for the selection of the partnership and for the candidacy of a social inclusion project, in the context of the call for proposals, dated 5 April 2019, by the Department of Public Function on the Social Innovation Fund, that was presented in Turin on 18 April 2019.

The main objective of the national call for proposals is to promote models of social innovation, in order to achieve the final goal of a system change through a new approach to the development of services by the municipalities, as well as to establish new forms of relationships between public and private subjects, in a logic of co-creation of the services, where the elements of scalability and repeatability serve as main principles of the project proposals.

The project proposals can relate to one of the following three areas of intervention: social inclusion, cultural animation, school dropout. The City of Turin intends to apply for admission to funding for the first type of intervention, which concerns social inclusion, and for this purpose it has decided to launch a public selection and consultation procedure available at this link.

Considering that the guidelines of the national public notice require that the experimental projects of social innovation must include, in addition to the involvement of a service provider and a private investor or financier, also of an evaluator, the City intends to make use of the proven skills in the evaluation and measurement of the social impact offered by the Center for Impact Assesment of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, which guarantees appropriate levels of independence and reliability, given that it is a public body, a third party and a promoter together with the City of Turin of the platform Turin Social Impact.

The City intends to promote an experimental and innovative program of interventions, according to the model of social impact finance and improving its administrative capacity. The experimental design idea will have to focus on the sub-theme of affordable housing, placing the citizen and his social needs at the project’s center, so as to deal more effectively with the complexity and interrelations of the urban challenges posed by the groups disadvantaged or vulnerable.

More info and full text here.

eHealth & Ecosystem International Seminar – Save The Date 19/06/2019

In the framework of the Interreg Europe ecoRIS3 – Policies & Measures to Support Local & Regional Innovation Ecosystems project,  the Metropolitan City of Turin organize the Seminar

“eHealth & Ecosystem” 

Torino 19th June 2019 – Molecular Biotechnology Center, via Nizza 52.

The Seminar is the opportunity to present and discuss the ehealth topic in the framework of the RIS3 and to share on the role of new technologies in the health field as a driving force for the local development of territories and for the creation of startups and innovative enterprises.

Registrations:  https://ecoris3.eventbrite.co.uk

Download the Agenda

Impact-Ability: Torino Social Impact’s event for the Italian Tech Week

Within the rich schedule of the Italian Tech Week, which will be held in Turin from 24 to 30 June 2019, Torino Social Impact is promoting the event Impact-Ability, organized in collaboration with Reale Mutua and Il Sole 24 Ore.

The impact economy is a new entrepreneurial and financial paradigm that, through the overcoming of the traditional notion of social responsibility, aims to implement initiatives with a high social impact and capable of exercising a transformative force in society. This revolution is interpreted by a new generation of companies that know how to combine the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts with sustainability and the economic and financial profitability of their initiatives.

The seminar has the ambition to understand in what form the cooperation and competition between third sector subjects, traditional for-profit companies and financial investors can foster the emergence of new models of entrepreneurship capable of responding to the great emerging social challenges along new development trajectories that integrate innovation and sustainability.

During the event, three panels will be held:

– In the first panel, profit companies will be asked to tell how they interpret the challenge to social impact.

– During the second panel, technology-intensive social enterprises will tell their success stories.

– During the third panel, the word will pass to investors, who will explain what factors can determine whether or not they support tech4impact projects.

A radical and systemic approach at the same time, which highlights how it is possible to merge social impact objectives with the use of advanced technological models but also how enabling ecosystems may favor the birth and development of new business models based on these objectives.

The eventi will be an occasion to present and present selected projects with a social and technological impact and a moment of encounter with protagonists of the national and international impact investing scene.

Afterwards, visit to the Reale Mutua Historical Museum.

The event will be held at the Reale Mutua Auditorium, in Via Bertola 48C. To register, please complete the form at the following link.

Italian Tech Week: 35 days left

Over a month from its beginning, the Italian Tech Week program has been enriched and we are event closer to the series of events that from June 24th to 30th 2019 will bring together Italian and European excellences committed to building the future of business and society.

The program was presented today in Turin, at Castello del Valentino, by Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin; Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin; Andrea Griva, Vice-President of SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce; Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of the Compagnia di San Paolo; Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR, CRT Foundation; Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of the Investors Club and Guido Saracco, Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin.

The Italian Tech Week is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and it has received the patronage of the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin. It will take place in dozens of different places and will involve thousands of people including students, startuppers, business angels, investors, venture capital fund managers, researchers, teachers and in general all those who are interested in technologies and their applications.

The planned initiatives are all for free and they have different access and participation methods: conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of discussion with investors, venture capital fund managers and business angels, start-up presentations and scale-up presentations, exhibition of advanced technologies, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the global tech entrepreneurship scene and workshops for children.

Among the latest news:
– The Week will open with a light show based on choreographic evolutions made with the use of drones and other technologies, organized by the city of Turin for the patronal feast of St. John. On this occasion, around 50 ITW volunteers will be present in the audience to explain the show’s high tech news and contents of the week.
– At the end of the week, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June at Toolbox and theFabLab in Turin, 250 persons will give life to the Italian Tech WeekEnd, the largest innovative project ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours no stop to design and create a tech idea that answers to a real problem. Divided into 3 groups (product, business and communication) and coordinated by SEIplus, the SEI alumni association, they will put themselves to the test with an experience of concrete innovation and attention to the social dimension.

Reale Mutua and Torino Social Impact organize the event Impact-Ability, in collaboration with Il Sole24Ore, Lavazza and Dynamo Camp, a debate between traditional for-profit companies, innovators, financial investors and third sector organizations to discuss how to combine the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts and to generate economic and financial profitability. An opportunity to understand how technological experimentation and hybridization of skills can contribute to developing business models able to respond to social challenges by integrating innovation and economic sustainability. Registration at this link.

The first edition of the ITW – which aims to enrich the Italian panorama of major events scheduled every year – has already received the support of about 50 Italian and European players from the world of technology, culture, business and innovation. Among them: Amazon Web Services, Amiat, Argotec, ASI, Avio Aero, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Diasorin, Eataly, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Ferrero, Fondazione Agnelli, Fresenius, GM, Google, HiPay, I3P, 2I3T, Intesa Sanpaolo, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Johnson & Johnson Innovation & Janssen Italy, Lavazza, Leonardo, Marelli, Menarini, Netval, Novamont, Oval Money, Premio Marzotto, Reale Mutua, Reply, Sant’Anna Fonti di Vinadio, SNAM, Smat, Takeda, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia, Toolbox, UniCredit e altri.

Full info on www.italiantechweek.org

ITW is a non-profit project promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Investors Club, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, LINKS Foundation, OGR, Turin Polytechnic, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Industrial Union of Turin and University of Turin: 11 associations and institutions in the Turin area that have the objective of strengthening the territorial ecosystem of innovation, while offering opportunities for discussion, learning and reflection at national and European level. With their contribution, the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT allow the realization of the project, together with the main corporate sponsor Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.

Climate Change and Circular Economy: the call Design Your Impact is open

Design Your Impact is a program by SocialFare | Centro per l’Innovazione Sociale aimed at accelerating knowledge and practical skills in social innovation: the selected teams are offered a path for the preliminary planning for business start-up and a unique opportunity to take advantage of the support of a network of professionals and experts of the sector.

The call to participate in Design Your Impact # 2 Innovation Projects for Climate Action is available on:


Deadline for applications: 2 June 2019

Possono candidarsi team informali, cooperative, imprese sociali, associazioni con una soluzione innovativa in risposta alle sfide del cambiamento climatico (in riferimento all’ SDG n. 13 “Climate Action”). Anche le progettualità di Economia Circolare contribuiscono alla sostenibilità del pianeta e alla sfera d’azione di contrasto agli effetti del cambiamento climatico, pertanto sono da considerarsi valide ai fini della candidatura e della partecipazione al programma.

Informal groups, cooperatives, social enterprises and associations with an innovative solution can respond to the challenge (with reference to SDG No. 13 “Climate Action”). Also projects regarding Circular Economy contribute to the sustainability of the planet, therefore they are to be considered valid for the purposes of the application and participation in the program.

Social Fare offers to the selected teams:

5 thematic modules (10 full-time days) in September / November 2019 in Turin with a dedicated acceleration team
Opportunity Day with the possibility of connection with our network of professionals
Cash Wallet & Follow on for the best team.

+ Free desks in Social Renaissance, the coworking space dedicated to social innovation in the heart of Turin.

The 1st edition of “Accelerate with SocialFare”, launched in October 2018 with two calls (Design Your Impact #1 and FOUNDAMENTA #7) ended on 6 January 2019 with 230 applications from all over the world.

The selected team, respectively 6 projects for Design Your Impact #1 and 4 startups within FOUNDAMENTA #7, are currently into the acceleration process in Social Renaissance.


How can we use words to create a social impact? In fact, through narration, it is possible to change the way in which we relate to some problems. By telling stories we can create empathy and approach a problem, which when looked closely, in a personal way, becomes often also ours. Most impact and non-profit organizations have now recognized how crucial storytelling is for their communication in fundraising campaigns and more.


With the “Impact Hub Workbench” workshops we want to set up your work desk with the right tools and knowledge to build, shape and develop your impact business! To do this, we collaborate with important companies and professionals in the sector.


h 18.00: Welcome

h 18.15: Workbench | Social Storytelling

h 19.15: Q&A

h 19.30: Networking

h 20.00: Check-out

Participation to the Workbench is free, but it is better to reserva a seat on Eventbrite.

The new agreement between Turin Polytechnic and Cottino Foundation

The agreement between Turin Polytechnic and Giovanni and Annamaria Cottino Foundation officially starts.

The Rector Guido Saracco: “We will build together the first campus dedicated to Impact Education: it will be the heart of the innovative teaching of our University and of the Foundation, but it will also be an iconic building, somehow impacting itself. We are now aware that only thanks to the contamination with external subjects we will be able to train the engineers of the future and this collaboration with one of our former students as illustrious as the engineer Giovanni Cottino, whom I thank for having chosen us for his project, is an example that makes us more and more certain that this is the right direction to undertake “.

Eng. Giovanni Cottino, after signing the agreement: “Developing an ecosystem in which training, research and social impact dialogue with each other to generate new knowledge and values for a more equitable and sustainable future is a key project of our Foundation. Being able to do it through the Cottino Social Impact Campus at the Politecnico di Torino, bringing our vision and investing our resources, is certainly a great satisfaction for me. I thank the Rector Prof. Guido Saracco and his staff for showing sensitivity and ability to interpret a future that places new hybrid skills at the center of sustainable development “.

Italian Tech Week: press conference

The Italian Tech Week press conference will be held on Monday 20 May at 12.00 at the Salone d’Onore of Castello del Valentino (Viale Mattioli, 39 – Turin).

Over a month from the beginning (24-30 June 2019), the promoters of the Italian Tech Week present to the press the contents of the initiative: dozens of events related to technology and innovation – spread throughout the Turin area and organized by about 30 public and private subjects – concentrated during the same week. The program includes events aimed at a professional audience, training opportunities and moments of confrontation for anyone interested in understanding the new development possibilities offered by technology applied to industry and to services, in the social, educational and economic fields.

On behalf of the promoters, the contents and aims of the initiative will be illustrated by:

Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin
Andrea Griva, Vice-President of SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce
Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR and CRT Foundation
Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of Compagnia di Sanpaolo
Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of the Investors Club
Guido Saracco, Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin
Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin

Reale Mutua and Torino Social Impact organize the event “Impact-Ability” (scheduled for June 27th), in collaboration with Il sole24Ore, Lavazza and Dynamo Camp: a debate among traditional for-profit companies, innovators and financial investors and third sector organizations to merge the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts and to generate economic and financial profitability. It will be an opportunity to understand how technological experimentation and hybridization of skills can contribute to developing business models capable of responding to social challenges by integrating innovation and economic sustainability.




ITW is a non-profit project promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Investors Club, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, LINKS Foundation, OGR, Turin Polytechnic, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Industrial Union of Turin and University of Turin. ITW is realized in collaboration with the MISE / UIBM and has received the patronage of the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region.

Paris Peace Forum – call for projects

The Paris Peace Forum has launched an Open Call for projects that bring innovative solutions to tackle global challenges within any of the following themes:

  • Peace and Security
  • Development
  • New Technologies
  • Inclusive Economy
  • Environment
  • Culture and Education

Call for Projects is open until 24 May 2019 to all actors of global governance, such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, states, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks and universities.
The selected projects are expected to be at an advanced conception stage or in an early implementation phase.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your initiative and join the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November 2019 at la Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

More info and application form: parispeaceforum.org/call-for-projects/

The City of Turin’s services for digitalization and innovation

On the occasion of the Turin International Book Fair, Thursday 10 May at 4 pm at the City of Turin Stand, the City of Turin will present its projects related to innovation, digitization and support for social innovation, including Torino Social Impact.

Torino City Lab, the platform dedicated to research and development of innovation in the pre-commercial state (www.torinocitylab.it)

TorinoFacile, the platform for citizens to find all the digital services of the Municipality (www.servizi.torinofacile.it)

  • Torino Social Factory, the measure for support to social innovation projects promoted by the third sector able to include civil society and to trigger urban regeneration processes in peripheral areas with high socio-economic criticality (www.torinosocialfactory.it)

AperTO – the platform of Open Data of the City of Turin available to businesses and citizenship (www.aperto.comune.torino.it)

More information on the facebook event page.


BLOCKCHAIN FRIDAYS – From theory to practice

Confcooperative Piemonte Nord, Legacoop Piemonte and the Turin Chamber of Commerce organize two meetings for enterprises, focused on a tool many speak about and some apply. The blockchain is a new technology that allows people and businesses to build a reliable mutual relationship. The first meeting will allow participants to understand what it is, how to orient ourselves, which are the significant aspects, where it can create value. The second meeting is dedicated to the practical application, together with the direct experiences of some companies that have invested into this technology.

In attachment, the program concerning the first seminar: Friday 10 May 2019 – from 9 AM to 1 PM @ Torino Incontra, via Nino Costa 8

Registration here:  https://www.to.camcom.it/i-venerdi-della-blockchain-1

The new Cuqu Space in San Salvario

Saturday 4 May 2019 Cuqù – the district’s cradle will be open from morning to evening to present itself to all those who want to know it with games, shows, music and laboratories.

Cuqù is an activity center offering services for girls, children, mothers and dads. It opened a few months ago in the heart of the multi-ethnic neighborhood of San Salvario, close to via Saluzzo 30. The project was admitted to the accompanying and funding path of Torino Social Factory, funded by Pon Metro 2014-2020 program. Cuqù is an innovative community welfare experience designed by a team of three partners that have been active for years within the social and cultural promotion of the neighborhood, with sustainable business projects that are attentive to the family dimension: aLocal Development Agency of San Salvario, Atypica and Mondo di Joele.

Cuqù focuses on family time and offers services, activities and opportunities “for families”, which help to reconcile work life, family time, leisure time; services with wide opening hours, even for families in economic difficulty. In Cuqù there are also “Neighborhood Mothers” to help in immigrant families: they give information and accompany them to the public services, acting as a bridge between different languages ​​and cultures.

To learn about the project and the program of the festival: www.cuqu.it/eventi/il-4-maggio-apre-cuqu

To learn more about Torino Social Factory:  http://torinosocialfactory.it/


// We Live Life Without Filters. //


Fuckup Nights is the global movement born to celebrate the mother of all successes: failure! A series of events in which stories of professional failure are shared.

In events organized around the world, every month we find from three to four speakers who choose to share their professional fuckups in front of an audience of pure strangers. Broken or burnt business stories, bad business partnerships, products that should have been banged up and that have been called up, and so on and so forth. We want to tell all these stories.

Every FuckUp Nights event contains three magic ingredients: Speaker, Beer, and You!

The Speakers tell their own experience of fuckup on projects or activities in which they were involved and where things did not go exactly as planned.
The Beer facilitates the reception of the message and above all its acceptance.
And the last magical element: You. To appreciate, to enjoy a nice evening of entertainment, to learn from mistakes.

[The event will be held in Italian]



18:30 // Doors open

19:00 // Fuckups start

20:00 // Beer & Networking


The event is free, registration here!


AUGUSTO COPPOLA // Managing Director @ LUISS ENLABS (LVenture Group)

GREGORIO CAPORALE // VP Alliances & Corporate Dev @ Synesthesia

…more speakers coming soon…


Presentation of the I4.0 Digital Call – Torino Wireless meets Companies

The meeting will be the occasion to learn about the 2019 I4.0 Digital Call promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, which provides grants in order to finance consultancy services and specialized training on new digital skills and technologies. Torino Wireless Foundation will present the support dedicated to the SMEs of Turin and its Province.

Free participation, compulsory registration.

Refugees Welcome presents “Young Together”

Refugees Welcome Italia – Torino is waiting for you at Impact Hub to introduce you “Young Together”, the project carried out in collaboration with the Italian Council for Refugees to promote co-housing between young Europeans and young refugees.

Refugees Welcome Italia promotes a host family model based on the direct involvement of citizens. The goal of “Young Together”, in particular, is to encourage exchange and mutual knowledge among young people under 35 coming from different countries and cultures. Sharing the same house is certainly one of the best ways to do it!

If you want to get involved and do something concrete, you want to learn more about the “Young Together” project and meet the Refugees Welcome Italia organization, we are waiting for you on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30 PM at Impact Hub.

18:30 | Doors open & Welcome
19:00 | Presentation and testimonials, “Young Together” project. With the participation of Silvia Salvagno, Refugees Welcome Italia.
20:00 | Networking aperitif by Il Gusto del Mondo (€ 12 – The entire income of the aperitif will be donated to Il gusto del Mondo and Refugees Welcome Italia).

Registration on Eventbrite.

Journey to the center of the suburbs

From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 April the “Journey to the center of the suburbs” Festival will take place: four days to get to know associations, start-ups and third sector organizations that are redesigning the map of Turin’s neighborhoods also thanks to the AxTO Project funds – Actions for the suburbs of Turin.

More than 50 events are planned throughout the city, all with free admission, where the protagonists will be the projects financed by the City of Turin through the tenders for the following actions:

/ Action 3.02 (here)
8 circular economy experiments

/ Action 3.03 (here)
10 innovative ideas promoted by social innovation startups

/ Action 4.01  
19 innovative actions on art, space, creativity and integration 

The detailed program of the Festival is available on AxTO website and on the dedicated Facebook event.

Three-Year Program for Social Innovation

Thursday 18 April at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) will be presented the national Government’s Public Notice on the Fund for Social Innovation.
The notice is open to Italian provinces and metropolitan cities, to finance experimental projects of social innovation in the sectors of social inclusion, cultural animation and school dropout, with particular attention to the condition of women and young people.


15:00 – 15:30 | Institutional Welcome
City of Turin and Piemonte Region

15:30 – 16:30 | Public Notice Presentation
Marco De Giorgi, Performance Evaluation Office, Dipartment of Public Function, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Antonella Galdi, Vice General Secretary Anci

16:30 – 17:00 | The trajectories of social impact finance in Italy
Mario Calderini, Torino Social Impact

17:00 – 19:00 | World Cafe
During the World Cafe four conversation tables will be activated and facilitated, which will work separately on the following topics: social inclusion, cultural animation, school dropout, public-private partnerships models.

More info and registration here.

Event by Dipartment of Public Function, Cityof Turin, Turin Chamber of Commerce, Anci and with the contribution of the Turin Chamber of Commerce. The event is part of Torino Social Impact’s framework.

Italian Tech Week: 4 days to live the future

From 25 to 28 June 2019 Turin becomes the capital of technology: the Italian Tech Week (ITW) is a week of meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, business angels and international investors, presentation of startups and scaleups, experiences of social enterprises, exhibition of technologies for industry and for the school, workshops on digital professions and events with the protagonists of the global tech scene.

The scheduled initiatives, all for free and with different access and participation methods, include conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of confrontation with investors, venture capital fund managers, start-up and scale-up presentations, technology exposure advanced, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the global tech entrepreneurship scene and workshops for children. The realization of a painting in an urban park in Turin will also be held with a fleet of drones with an autonomous flight.

The program of the initiatives, with details on how to get information and eventually to book for the different events, will be continually updated: it is already now You can discover the first initiatives confirmed at www.italiantechweek.org.

Twenty companies, associations, consortia and non-profit organizations, both national and international, are planning further initiatives, which will be implemented in collaboration with ITW. In the coming weeks, the program will be completed, enriched by numerous opportunities, both for the general public and for professionals.

Turin Social Impact will be present in the schedule of Italian Tech Week with a debate between national and European innovators, investors and third sector organizations in order to identify solutions, enabling factors and ways of hybridization between technological innovation and social entrepreneurship.

An opportunity to understand how technology and digital can contribute to the development of a new generation of social impact-oriented entrepreneurs, able to combine solutions for emerging social problems with economically sustainable business models.

Let’s accelerate with SocialFare! 2 calls e 2 programs for innovative projects and startups

SocialFare is launching 2 calls and 2 programs for impact entrepreneurship generation:

Design Your Impact # 2 – Acceleration of Innovation Projects for Climate Action

FOUNDAMENTA # 8 – Acceleration for Social Impact Startups

Application deadline: 02/06/2019 | socialfare.org/acceleraconnoi  

  • call Design Your Impact #2

Acceleration of Innovation Projects for Climate Action

A program to accelerate knowledge and practical social innovation skills for teams with an innovative solution in response to pressing contemporary challenges related to climate change. The path of 10 full-time days (September / November 2019) provides for the accompaniment of the selected teams into the phases to transform the project into a real business.

Deadline: 02.06.2019 – Info and application: www.socialfare.org/designyourimpact 


  • call FOUNDAMENTA#8

Acceleration for Social Impact Startups

Now in its 8th edition, this is the SocialFare entrepreneurial acceleration program for startups and companies ready to attract investment and to scale. The accelerating startups can benefit from a seed fund of up to € 100k cash provided by SocialFare Seed, the private investment vehicle that supports companies accelerated with FOUNDAMENTA.

Deadline: 02.06.2019 – Info and application: www.socialfare.org/foundamenta



Our proposal, innovative and unique in Italy, was born thanks to the expertise gained by the SocialFare teams – together with the network of excellent professionals who work with us – on several levels.

The SocialFare Startup Acceleration Team offers 7 acceleration programs, with 44 startups selected from over 700 candidates received through the FOUNDAMENTA calls, 3 millions funding were collected overall by accelerated startups, with growing results in the last year with financing rounds closed in particular by Synapta – Public Contracts.org and Wher (see the press review: www.socialfare.org/rassegnastampa).

Design Your Impact is a knowledge acceleration path designed and tested by SocialFare since 2017 – with the first experiments in the areas of Turin and Cuneo – in order to share and systemize the skills acquired by including a wider range of subjects engaged in innovative planning with a social impact: not only startups and companies ready to scale up, but also business ideas and project realities at a different stage in the path of creating a social impact company.

The 1st edition of “Accelera con SocialFare”, launched in October 2018 with the 2 calls Design Your Impact # 1 and FOUNDAMENTA # 7, ended on 6 January 2019 with 230 applications from all over the world.

The selected teams, respectively 6 projects for Design Your Impact # 1 and 4 startups for FOUNDAMENTA # 7, are welcomed on April 1, 2019 in Rinascimenti Sociali in Turin with a special Welcome Day that marks the start of the two acceleration programs.


Social Innovation Camp

I progetti di innovazione sociale ammessi al finanziamento della Città di Torino (misura 3.3.1A PON Metro  Torino Social Factory) sabato 30 marzo parteciperanno al Social Innovation Camp di Milano, una giornata di lavoro e confronto tra le organizzazioni no profit torinesi coinvolte nei progetti e diversi soggetti dell’ecosistema milanese: organizzazioni del terzo settore, imprese e altri gruppi di interesse selezionati in modo puntuale a partire dai servizi e prodotti offerti dai progetti.

Il Camp si colloca all’interno della “Festa delle idee”, momento inaugurale de La Scuola dei Quartieri, progetto del Comune di Milano finanziato nell’ambito dell’asse inclusione del PON Metro Milano.

L’incontro tra le due città e i due programmi sarà occasione di ispirazione, contaminazione e stimolo reciproco.

11.00 – 11.30 | Registrazione dei partecipanti
11.30 – 12.15 | Chi cambia le periferie delle città
Nuovi protagonisti e idee per l’innovazione sociale inclusiva
Un confronto tra le Città attive sugli interventi di inclusione sociale del PON Metro
13.30 – 14.30 | Pranzo di networking
Attività in parallelo
12.30 – 18.00 | Belle storie – Casi sul palco
Pitch: momento di presentazione pubblica dei progetti finanziati dal Pon Metro Torino
12.30 – 18.00 | Incontri con l’ecosistema milanese
Incontri 1to1 con soggetti dell’ecosistema milanese con cui i team torinesi potranno confrontarsi, in un’ottica di collaborazione e scambio
18.00 in poi | Drink di networking

Against inequalities: a new knowledge economy

Within the 2019 Biennale Democrazia framework, on Sunday 31 March at 18:30 Mario Calderini and Joan R. Rosés will talk about growth, inequality and innovation.

The Silicon Valley model has contributed to wealth creation in recent decades. But how fair, widespread and inclusive was its distribution? Recent studies give an unprecedented perspective on inequalities between and within states. The causes are to be found in the trinomial technology, market and capitalism which, in the knowledge economy, has brought wealth to concentrate in some areas, mostly the urban ones. What is the nature and origin of these inequalities? What is the possible role of a new generation of companies and social innovators in the fairer redistribution of the value of knowledge and technology?

Coordinated by Riccardo Staglianò.

Where: Auditorium Vivaldi, piazza Carlo Alberto 5 A, Turin

More on: http://biennaledemocrazia.it/evento/contro-le-diseguaglianze-una-nuova-economia-della-conoscenza/

Hacking Public Procurement. Protection and promotion of democracy in the transparency society

Thursday 28 March 2019 at 11 am, during Biennale Democrazia, Luca Asvisio, Davide Barberis, Michele Cozzio, Luigi Gili, Diego Dutto and Enrico Gentina will debate on the issue of transparency in the procurement system.

A transparent procurement system is synonymous with a healthy and democratic market. It is necessary to introduce elements of consistency in public spending that know how not only to select the best supplies of goods and services, but also suppliers capable of exercising a role of guaranteeing the public interest. It is not enough to set up favorable conditions from an economic and planning point of view, it is also necessary to equip oneself with tools to evaluate the general interest orientation of suppliers and the impact of their services.

Where: Cecchi Point, Salone delle Arti, via Antonio Cecchi 17, Turin

Event organized in collaboration with the Social Entrepreneurship Committee of the Turin Chamber of Commerce and the Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Turin, with the support of Torino Social Impact.

More on http://biennaledemocrazia.it/evento/tutela-e-promozione-della-democrazia-nella-societa-della-trasparenza-hacking-public-procurement/

New scenarios for future communities

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 5 pm, during Biennale Democrazia, Nicola Capone, Linda Di Pietro, Renato Quaglia and Marco Zappalorto will talk about the new social, economic and environmental challenges that our society is facing. Lack of services, migratory flows and pollution are some of the emergencies that communities can cope with thanks to the ability to self-organize, building tailor-made practices that can evolve and adapt to local specificities. How to activate learning and exchange processes between cities, civil society and institutions?

Where: Cecchi Point, Salone delle Arti, via Antonio Cecchi 17, Torino

Event by Nesta Italia. Coordinated by Simona De Giorgio.

More on http://biennaledemocrazia.it/evento/nuovi-immaginari-per-le-comunita-del-futuro/

Innovation and sustainability in the Turin suburbs: presentation of AxTO’s circular and collaborative economy projects

On Friday 22nd March at 11.30 am, via Baltea 3 will host a press conference to present the eight circular and collaborative economy projects funded by the City of Turin for AxTO action 3.02 within the broader framework of Torino City Lab initiative.

8 projects to experiment innovative solutions based on the principles of collaborative economy and circulate in response to social and economic challenges affecting the peripheral areas of the city of Turin, fielding initiatives that are able to favor the enhancement of social exchanges, encourage the reuse of assets, resources and, at the same time, develop sustainable forms of consumption and organization of neighborhood services on a neighborhood scale.


Freelance day 2019

Saturday, March 23rd, freelancers and entrepreneurs will meet in Turin for the 5th edition of the Freelance Day, the independent job festival. A totally free full-immersion with talks, workshops, micro consultancy and networking meetings in parallel sessions, organized by Toolbox Coworking in collaboration with Acta, the association of freelancers.

On the previous day, Friday 22nd at 17.00, a panel will be held on the future of work and on how technological and social innovation will impact on the skills required: FUTURE WORKS!, with Alberto Maestri (Chief Content Officer in OpenKnowledge), Marco Zappalorto (Chief Executive Nesta Italy) and Sergio Bologna (self-employed scholar), moderated by Giuseppe Bottero of La Stampa.

On the event website the program of the two days is available: they will focus on the evolution of transversal professional skills, which any freelance or entrepreneur must keep constantly updated.

Design Thinking for your company: discover the DesAlps experience!

New opportunity to take part on DesAlps experience!

After the success of the previous DesAlps Workshop, we plan for next 19th March a new opportunity for Piedmontese SME’s to take part on the experience to discover the Design Thinking approach. You will have the chance to apply it concretely to your own activity, thanks to the support and follow-up by experts dedicated to the project.

Find out more about the event 


Cottino Social Impact Campus: recruiting!

Cottino Social Impact Campus, the first campus in Europe dedicated to Impact Education, was launched in Turin at the end of 2018 and opened in 2019. The campus will promote a culture of impact and social sustainability through a transformative education model based on great social challenges.

Open to companies, organizations, professionals, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in shaping transformative impact cultures for society. The campus is designed and founded by the Cottino Foundation, created in strategic collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Turin, SocialFare and ESCP Europe in an ecosystem that includes other partners such as the Murialdo Family, EVPA and Torino Social Impact.

The Cottino Social Impact Campus is in search of two key figures that will be included in a multi-disciplinary and international team: campus dean and educational expert & designer.

Visit: https://cottinoimpactcampus.com/



Support for new businesses and self-employment

The MIP AL TOP provides granting contributions for new companies and self-employment activities with operating headquarters in one of the following municipalities of the metropolitan area of Turin: Beinasco, Borgaro Torinese, Collegno, Grugliasco, Moncalieri, Nichelino, Orbassano, Rivoli, Settimo Torinese, San Mauro e Veneria Reale.

Who can participate?

All applicants must have take part in the MIP Program- Mettersi in proprio- and have its business plan/activity plan validate, They must be established and active starting from 1st January 2018.


The program facilitates the promotion and growth of businesses and self-employment activities already strarted, through a maximum granting of 5.000€ for each activity. If the business or activites have an impact on social innovation (as an example; promotion of social inclusion or the realization of new metropolitan and urban welfare models) the contribution can be increased up to a maximum amount of 2.000€.

Deadline: until resources are exhausted

For more information visit Città metropolitana di Torino 

Mip- Mettersi in Propio is financed by the Axis 1 “Occupazione”, Priorità 8i, Ob. Specifico 1 del POR FSE Regione Piemonte 2014-2020.

MIP al TOP è finanziato dalla Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri nell’ambito dell’iniziativa Bando Periferie di cui al DPCM 25 maggio 2016 e s.m.i. per la riqualificazione urbana e la sicurezza delle periferie delle città metropolitane.

Torino Social Impact’s Action Plan Presentation

Thursday, February 14 at 11.30 am at the Turin Chamber of Commerce headquarters – Palazzo Birago, via Carlo Alberto 16 – Torino Social Impact operational plan will be presented during a press conference.

Speakers: Paola Pisano, Deputy Mayor for innovation – City of Turin, Francesco Profumo, president of Compagnia di San Paolo, Vincenzo Ilotte, president of Turin Chamber of Commerce.

Three international relations, presented in the last few weeks by the European Commission, the OECD and the World Economic Forum, give an account of the relevance and enormous development potential of the Impact economy phenomenon. 200 billion of private investments are available to support the growth of companies and to let them able to combine the search for an intentional and measurable social impact with the economic and financial sustainability of their initiatives. It is a transformation that involves profit-making companies, third-sector organization, investors, banks and public administrations, but it is above all a great opportunity to rethink local policies and development and to imagine a new generation of social policies.

Torino Social Impact is the coordination action with which organizations and individual citizens who recognize the potential of economic and social development linked to this paradigm shift, will try to reach the goal of making Turin the best place in the world where to do business and social impact investments.

Registration is required to participate in the press conference: https://presentazionetsi.eventbrite.it

Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy

On January 30th 2019, the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy will be held in Turin, at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, one of the first initiatives that attracts innovators from all over Europe to discuss the possible applications of blockchain technology in the social sphere.

Following the Blockchain for Social Good event held in December 2017, Nesta Italia, together with Nesta, DSI4EU and with the support of the European Commission, wants to continue to research and support the various solutions that use this technology to generate a positive impact in Europe by using the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy as a platform to exchange experiences and best practices.

The goal of the Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy is to create a space for professionals who see a strong social value in blockchain technologies. The Academy aims to provide not only the opportunity to explore how blockchain technologies can be used to address social challenges in Europe, but also the tools to implement the various blockchain for social good solutions.

The Academy will have a strong focus on blockchain solutions in the fields of: Agriculture, Democracy and Governance, Digital identity, Energy, Climate and Environment, Financial inclusion, Health, Land rights, Philanthropy, Aid and Donors, Education, Human rights.

The Blockchain for Social Good Learning Academy will offer a one-day program with international speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and practical sessions. Due to limited places, we invite you to express your interest in attending the Academy using the following form. We will contact you to confirm your place at the Academy in the first week of January.

More details on  Nesta Italia website..

WeGovNow Local Exploitation Workshop

On January 15th at 2.30 pm the “Local Exploitation Workshop” of the European WeGovNow project will be held at Open Incet, of which the City of Turin is a partner. Purpose of WeGovNow is to test the use of a technological platform that allows to activate new forms of dialogue and collaboration between administration and citizenship, involving citizenship in the co-design of services.

In the city of Turin the main testing scenario was Parco Dora: in September 2018 a participatory planning path was activated, coordinated by the “Tavolo di progettazione civica”, aimed at co-designing an area of about 500 square meters of the Park. The co-design workshops were supported by the use of the WeGovNow online platform, which allowed to widen the audience of the participants and to trace the discussion and the results in a transparent manner.

In today’s meeting will be presented the platform and lessons learned from its use, with a final discussion and interaction with the participants to understand in which areas and future projects could find WeGovGow application.

To learn more about the project: https://wegovnow.eu/

Torino City Lab

Starting from December 4, 2018, the commission for the evaluation of the Torino City Lab proposals is operational. Proposals are evaluated according to the criteria of consistency, feasability, innovation, economic sustainability and potential socio-environmental impact.

The first project admitted to testing is “LAURA – A new way to live the street”, an infomobility system to digitize the signals of the traffic light systems. Through an app, near the intersection, the status of the traffic lights will be displayed on the smartphone display, taking into consideration the position and associating a vocal message and a vibration to each state. The system is able to recognize the flow of data in real time on servers via web for information technology that can be developed in the future.

Torino City Lab is open to any company (Start-ups, SMEs, Social Enterprises, Industry) willing to test innovative solutions at the pre-commercial phase in any domain of the “Smart City”. Read more on www.torinocitylab.it.

FFWD: A project to improve policies to support business acceleration

The Metropolitan City of Turin is partner of the European project Fast Forward Europe- FFWD Europe, financed by The Interreg Europe 2014-2020 Program.

A total of 8 partners from different European regions are involved in the project. The main objective of the project is to improve the policies and instruments to support the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s).

This goal will be achieved through exchange of good practices that will contribute to impact on policy instruments and to enable them to develop new programs for business acceleration.

At this stage of the project, the partners are sharing and collecting examples of good practices in three main sectors:

  • SME’s Acceleration
  • Internationalization of SME’s
  • Access to funding

Among all good practices currently identified in the metropolitan area and published on the policy learning platform of the program, we point out FOUNDAMENTA , promoted by SocialFare– centre for social innovation. This is the first Italian acceleration program dedicated to start-ups and companies with a social impact.

FUNDAMENTA is targeted at those best entrepreneurial solutions that answer in innovative way to the contemporary social challenges. The program offers concrete support services to companies and start-ups.

Since 2015, this initiative has lead to an important impact in the territory:

  • More than 40 start-ups accelerated
  • More than 1,7 M.€ invested in the start-ups
  • More than 200 new jobs created
  • Activation of the first “Impact seed Fund” in Italy
  • More than 1000 applications received from whole Europe

The program is aimed at constituted Start-ups with a prototype tested or produced on the market and companies that stand out for the highly innovative product/service offer, in the following sectors: welfare, Healthcare, education, cultural heritage, circular economy, Food & Agriculture.

Presentation of social innovation projects financed by the Pon Metro

The City of Turin organizes a press conference to present the projects funded by Pon Metro Torino (National Operational Program Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020) measure 3.3.1.A, for which approximately 1 million and 400 thousand euros of European funds to support social innovation projects.

25 non-profit organizations will be involved, which will experiment through twelve partnerships models able to include civil society and to trigger urban regeneration processes in urban areas with high socio-economic problems.


Open Incet launches the “Call for Social Innovators” in collaboration with Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and its partners, thanks to the contribution of Compagnia di San Paolo.

The call aims at boosting sustainable social innovation models in the third sector,  strengthening competences and stimulating the generation of innovative ideas coming from young talents.

We look for

– 60 young people aged between 23 and 35, willing to work in the third sector or starting a business in the social innovation sector;

– 30 organisations of the third sector intending to start an innovation path testing new business and service models as well as new technologies.

What we offer

We offer training, mentorship and project work over a period of 6 months by connecting participants to international networks.

How to partecipate

Call for young people: http://openincet.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CSIO_call-for-young-people.pdf

Download at this link openincet/chiefsocialinnovofficer the application form and send it along with your CV and a motivational letter to info@openincet.it by 6th January 2019 at 12.00 p.m.

Call for third sector organisations: http://openincet.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CSIO_call-for-III-Sector-organisation.pdf

Download at this link openincet/socialinnovators the application form and send it to info@openincet.it by 6th January 2019 at 12.00 a.m..


For more information write to the organisers at the email info@openincet.it

Festival of Education 2018: two seminars at Open Incet

Open Incet is honored to host two events belonging to the Festival of Education promoted by the City of Turin and linked to the LEA European project.

The LEA project’s goal is to accelerate knowledge transfer, dialogue and awareness raising on innovation public demand potential, within the learning technology sector.

On 29th November you can participate in a seminar aimed at presenting the new innovative technologies that can be used in schools for teaching.

On 30th November a workshop will help you to learn more and share opinions about what innovation procurement represents and how does it work, with particular reference to the instruments of pre-commercial public procurement, public procurement of innovative solutions and innovation partnership, also within the framework of EU funding and project design.

Click here for registration:

29th November

30th November

Digital transformation, an opportunity for SME

Research at national level indicates a general interest of SMEs for digital transformation: they declare that they will invest in technologies such as Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Blockchain over the next three years, but training for the development of digital skills is still lacking. and a correct approach to organizational change.

In this context, intermediaries play a key role in accelerating the success of the digital transformation process of SMEs.

The Smart Space project organizes the course “Digital transformation, an opportunity for SMEs”. In Turin the course is organized by CSP and is si aimed to support the role of intermediaries (operators of Chambers of Commerce, Innovation Poles) providing a free course of 40 hours starting on 28 November and ending in February 2019.-

The course is held by experts and is organized in collaboration with the Università di Torino – Dip. di Management and  Polo MESAP.


PROGRAM   –  PDF  corso formazione smart space

  • 28/11/2018 Industry scenarios 4.0 M. Pollone
  • 10/12/2018 Tools for SMEs and intermediaries M. Pollone
  • 17/12/2018 and 8/1/2019 Digital transformation and organizational changes: impact on businesses and new scenarios Paola DeBernardi and Pier Carlo Rossi (Univ. Torino)
  • 15/1/2019 and 17/01/2019 Introduction to the enabling technologies of the sector 4.0 – S.Sella – CSP
  • Gennario 2019 Case studies (2-4 study visits at companies) R. Caminiti (Mesap)
  • February 2019 The approach with companies: tools and methods and follow-up of the training program R. Caminiti (Mesap) and CSP

To register for the Course http://corso-smartspace.eventbrite.com


The  Smart Space  Project

The SMART-SPACE project aims to strengthen cooperation within the innovation system to promote digital smart solutions in the traditional industrial sectors, foreseen in the various S3 regional strategies.


It will identify a strategy for the manufacturing sector in the Alpine Space, able to combine Alpine economic-social challenges, geographical and industrial peculiarities, environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship;
establish an Alpine strategic partnership to implement a joint action plan, supported by a Digital Innovation Hub, a center of expertise to help all actors in innovation and drive growth and alpine welfare.
The project has also prepared a work platform to which it is possible to register https://smartspacehub.eu/

Regions involved: Lombardia | Veneto | Piedmont | Bayern | Baden-Wurttemberg | Salzburg | Vienna | Alsace | Auvergne-Rhonè Alpes | Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur | slovenia

Financing Program: Alpine Space

Participants: A consortium of 14 partners, led by the Venice Chamber of Commerce.

More info: http://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/smart-space/en/home

Design Thinking for the territory. Design your products and services to generate accessibility and inclusion

Are you a cooperative or an SME active in Piedmont? Do you want to test an innovative approach for products or services design?

The Metropolitan City of Turin, thanks to DesAlps project funded by the Interreg Alpine Space program, offers you an opportunity to learn about Design Thinking and start a tailor made work on your projects with the support of partners and the network of experts of the DesAlps project!

Attend the meeting on Friday 19 October from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm at Rinascimenti Sociali, Via Maria Vittoria 38 Turin

Participation is free. In order to guarantee the effectiveness of the meeting, you will receive a short questionnaire by e-mail to fill in online.

Click here for the registration

DesAlps European project 

Des Alps experts network  is developing paths to facilitate the adoption of the Design Thinking (DT) by the SME in the Alpine area. The Metropolitan City of Turin is partner of the DesAlps project and with the technical support of Experientia it offers free workshops targetet to Piedmontese entreprises to spread the knowledge of the DT approach and co-design testing activities on the territory.
SocialFare is project’s observer.

OIS Open Innovation Summit 2018

Registration is now open to take part to the second edition of the OIS Open Innovation Summit, take place in Open Incet on 20 September 2018.

OIS 2018 intends to explore three key enabling factors (people, policy and technology) of cities’ capacity to innovate and compete on the global stage, and to bring together governments and local administrations’ officials, corporates and civil society leaders to share successful practices, models and ideas, in the spirit of mutual learning and exchange.

On the same day it will be possible to participate to the workshop “Social innovation for sustainable urban development”, a side event organized by the City of Turin in the context of Pon Metro. The workshop is aimed to bring together representatives from Italian metropolitan cities, EU institutions, social innovation communities, relevant national and international stakeholders, with a twofold purpose: advocating for social innovation to be recognised in the next EU programming period as a key strategy to design and deliver urban actions; to position cities as a relevant European actor on social innovation in order to foster better cooperation with international organisations and networks committed to promote innovative social policies.

Open Incet (via Cigna 96/17), 14.00 – 21.00

Open Incet (via Cigna 96/17), 9.30 – 12.30

OIS 2018 is organized by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini with support of CIttà di Torino.
More info on www.openinnovationsummit.org


International Call for Street Artists | City of Collegno (Turin, Italy)

The City of Collegno (Turin, Italy) in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Torino Onlus launched an international call for street artists in order to identify three artists or three artists’ collectives proposing three solutions capable of enhancing the selected buildings and coordinating three workshops with locals to intervene on smaller walls.

Participation is free and open for all visual artists, graphic designers, illustrators, architects, designers, either individually or as a group.

Deadline: Sept. 17th 2018 | more info here: https://t.co/knZUtjo33m

The call “Innovate in the network” is opened. Banca Etica launches a programme with a funding of 10 million Euros for innovative start ups and university spin off able to generate projects with high social impact. The selected projects will have a grant among 100 thousand and 700 thousand Euros to be returned in 10 years.

The call is managed in collaboration with Bruno Kessler Foundation, Giacomo Brodolini Foundation and Entopan, with the operational coordination of Oltre Open Innovation Hub providing services of technical assistance, incubation, acceleration, integration to the selected projects.
Applicantions shall submitted through the portal

IMPACT THROUGH DESIGN by SocialFare and ELISAVA International open talk | SDGs Applied Design Research Program

IMPACT THROUGH DESIGN: UN SDGS and Societal Challenges.
International Open Talk | SDGs Applied Design Research Program

Co-produced by

SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation Italy


ELISAVA – Barcelona School of Design and Engineering


IMPACT THROUGH DESIGN: UN SDGSs and Societal Challenges is an applied research program co-produced by SocialFare | Centre of Social Innovation based in Turin, Italy and ELISAVA – Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, aimed to improve and promote the generation of Social Impact through Design.

The applied design research program will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and will involve professionals, researchers, public and private institutions as well as the communities in which the best practices of Social Impact Design are already being applied in order to define a programmatic and systemic proposal for the next decade.

Starting in Turin (Italy) on May the 4th, 2018, the program includes an Open Talk Series in Marseille, Barcelona, Matera, Roma, Zurich, Toronto, Boston, Shanghai and will be presented at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The program is also part of the European Development Days (EDW 2018).



opentalk#1 | TURIN

Impact through design SDGs and Societal Challenges. The Italian Perspective

Friday 4th May 17.00 – 19.30 h | Rinascmenti Sociali, Via Maria Vittoria 38, Torino


opentalk#2 | MARSEILLE

The Marseille social design and bottom-up perspective

Saturday 19th May 16.00-18.00 h | Femmes D’Ici et D’Ailleurs,  4 Rue Mazagran, 13001 Marseille


opentalk#3 | BARCELONA

Data & the City. Design, Policy and Resilience. The Barcelona Perspective

Wednesday 23rd May 18.30-19.30 h | Elisava Design School, Rambla 32 08002 Barcelona


opentalk#4 | MATERA

The system food-design.  The Community Perspective

Saturday 2nd june from 11.30-12.30 h | Palazzo Lanfranchi, Via Carlo Levi Matera


opentalk#5 | ROME

Digital Social Innovation. Top down either/ or Bottom-up. Which sustainability through design?  The Public Interest Perspective

Thursday 7th June 11.00-12.00 h | Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


opentalk#6 | ZURICH

Cultural devices: models of design and design of models. The Zurich perspective

Wednesday 27th June 2018 18.00-19.30 h | Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1,8001 Zürich, Switzerland




opentalk#7 | NEW YORK

Social Impact through design. The Design Schools and Policy perspective toward the transition to sustainability

United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), New York, United Nations

17th July 2018


opentalk#8 | TORONTO

Cultural impact. Principles and practices. The indigenous perspective and technologies.

3rd September 18.00-19,00 h | OCAD university, Toronto, Canada




opentalk#10 | SHANGHAI

Design for city-making. Models and Collaborative cities systems for no-Western social impact.

30th October 17.00-18.30 h | Tonjii University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China




International Impact Through Design. The Festival

23th November | Rinascimenti Sociali, Via Maria Vittoria 38, Torino, Italy


SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation Italy

SocialFare is the first Center for Social Innovation in Italy. Research, community engagement, capacity building, and co-design are at the basis of our work to develop  innovative solutions to contemporary societal challenges, while generating new economy via social ventures. SocialFare is located in Torino, in the premises of  Rinascimenti Sociali, the place and convergence network dedicated to accelerate social impact knowledge and entrepreneurship in Italy.


ELISAVA – Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

ELISAVA is one of the most important schools of Europe, a pioneer in studies of Design and Engineering. The Centre, affiliated to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, has 2.000 students from around the world. ELISAVA promotes education, knowledge, research, development and innovation in the field of design, engineering and communication. The School offers a college education that prepares students to meet professional challenges worldwide.

Third Sector learning crowdfunding

On Friday 22 June, at Open Incet, took place the first training session of the Social Crowdfunding Academy took place, a project promoted by the City of Turin, as part of the National Operational Program for Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020 (PON Metro Torino).

Through the Social Crowdfunding Academy City of Turin want to support organizations of the third sector in learning – with a practical approach – all the skills necessary to write, launch and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The subjects admitted to the Academy were selected through a “Call for idea”, which required to present a social innovation project, on the subject of new poverty, social vulnerability, unemployment, cultural integration and social cohesion, citizens’ well-being, with a specific target of residents or visitors of the “target areas” identified by the Pon Metro Torino.

The Social Crowdfunding Academy is divided into six meetings and will end on July 29th. At the end of the course, participants can apply and get support to manage and launch their own crowdfunding campaign.

The Social Crowdfunding Academy is part of the European Crowdfunding Center, the new crowdfunding competence center – run by Guanxi, Fondazione Brodolini e STI Soluzioni Turistiche Integrate – which will focus on the creation of skills creation, development and accompaniment paths of teams of innovators able to develop projects that can find an innovative way of promotion in the crowdfunding tool.