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About the Program
Led by outstanding international researchers, activists and professionals, each workshop focuses on a specific theme and aims to empower participants with applied knowledge, skills, and perspectives to address global challenges and drive positive change.
The workshops cover diverse topics such as distributed leadership, collaboration, distributed design, bio-based economy, human-bio interactions, distributed economies, biotechnologies, and more-than-human design. Participants engage in hands-on activities, explore emerging technologies and methodologies, and develop a deeper understanding of the interplay between humans, materials, ecosystems, and the environment. Students will be part of a global and local network of innovators, creating a culture of collaboration, creativity, and sustainability, embracing innovative approaches and co-create impactful solutions with a global perspective.
As a Distributed Innovation candidate, participants might be already working in the public or private sector, academic institutions or, may come from an entrepreneurial background having started their own business related to planetary restoration. The program aims to become a platform to boost and accelerate students’ capabilities to produce change in their own contexts, and to accelerate the transition towards a productive and sustainable model of production and consumption in their communities.
Government employees & NGOs
Designers, Makers, Architects, Urbanists and Artists who want to expand their knowledge
by incorporating new design methodologies, technological skills and theoretical arguments to deploy in their personal and professional projects sustainably.
Entrepreneurs & social innovators
Professionals from all areas who wish to transform their ideas into social innovations or start their sustainable entrepreneurship by expanding their technical skills and design methods to become agents of positive change.
Creative industries & makers
Professionals who are already making changes from inside in public services or non- governmental-organisations and want to accelerate the impact of policy by adopting an innovation culture.
The program offers innovators and changemakers the opportunity to address global challenges in their working and living contexts to enable local transformation, by learning from and adapting global knowledge. MDDI graduates will have the possibility to integrate the knowledge acquired in the program in their working environments, or expand their research agenda after the program. At the same time, graduates with an existing business or initiative linked to the purpose of the program will have the opportunity to reinforce and scale up their reach, and incorporate new knowledge in their current mission. An MDDI graduate might change or develop a new department within their organisation, or find work as Head of Innovation, Director of Strategic Design, Head of Research and Development, CEO of their own startup, or lead transformation projects in public and civil organisations.
A new industrial revolution that puts citizens at the core of a sustainable transformation.
A project to build, an open-source digital infrastructure in the form of a federated network