Category Archives: Stories

IstasyonTEDU, a heterogeneous community

We, at IstasyonTEDU Center for Social Innovation, have a heterogeneous community: Different types of Actors All types of actors can join IstasyonTEDU community including students, academics, practitioners, researchers, representatives/employees or volunteers from public sector, municipalities, private sector, and civil society. Different Entities    Trading arms of civil society organisations, cooperatives, companies and initiatives without any legal […]

UPTEC startup creates a collection of bags with sustainable and recyclable materials

UPTEC startup creates a collection of bags with sustainable and recyclable materials

Maria Maleta, a Portuguese brand of luggage and accessory design launched a new line dedicated to sustainability. This collection is made with four vegan products and with biodegradable and recyclable textiles. Incubated at UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, Maria Maleta presents the No Season collection with 7 models created […]

Meet The Professionals | Andrea Vincenti – Co-founder of Wazo

My name is Andrea Vincenti and I am the co-founder of Wazo (www.wazo.es), spanish non-profit cooperative that generates positive impact in rural areas. We empower people from rural areas to promote positive impact in local communities. Wazo cooperates and develops projects for social transformation of rural areas and promotes participatory leadership by means of innovation […]

UWTSD rises to the challenge of helping the NHS and local communities to fight coronavirus

Uwtsd rises to the challenge of helping the nhs and local communities to fight coronavirus

Staff and students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David are using their innovative skills, knowledge and research to help the NHS and local communities to fight coronavirus. Artists and designers from the University’s Swansea College of Art have turned their creativity to help the national fight against Covid-19. They have teamed up with children’s […]

Meet The Professionals | Mónica Sánchez Robles – Visual artist

Visual artist Mónica Sánchez Robles in her studio

By Carlos Alonso – Innogate To Europe Last March, when the coronavirus was still a distant threat, Innogate to Europe had the chance to interview the Spanish artist Mónica Sánchez Robles. Her studio, located in Madrid, is part of a three-storey coworking space in which we find sculptors, graphic designers, and a craft workshop. “It […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy

Coronavirus has forced us to redefine how we work and how we engage with other businesses. Yet whilst larger organisations have been slower to adapt to shifts in demand, it has been the small business who has taken the lead in evolving and reacting to the world’s pandemic. Smaller businesses have been able to transform […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Alix Charles

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Alix Charles

Alix Charles (Performing Arts graduate) Alix Digital – www.alixdigital.com “Thankfully we predominantly operate online, so working from home is possible. To help us, we have made more use of video calls for any consultancy work and to have regular catch-ups. Our plans for the near future revolve around helping more businesses and improving the service […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Martin Eastwood

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Martin Eastwood

Martin Eastwood (Music Technology graduate) Wide Variety Events & Marketing – www.widevarietymedia.com “It’s been a challenging time to be at the helm of an events and media company as all of our events were immediately cancelled or postponed. However, I quickly shifted my focus to what we could do right now to be successful. On […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Jay Smith

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Jay Smith

Jay Smith (Performing Arts graduate) Stage 8 – www.stage8group.com “Covid-19 has had a profound impact on our business and an impact we will no doubt continue to feel for some time after restrictions are lifted. Overnight our income completely stopped, and we knew we needed to do something to keep some income and retain clients. […]