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Genius: Open project consolidation event

Edited on

05 August 2015

On 24th March 2015 we held the conference “Open ¦ Social ¦ Design: Innovation in Cities”, a consolidation event of the Genius: Open project. The event was held in the Guildhall in York, a unique 15th century building that served as a meeting place for the guilds of York.

Genius-open final event

Speakers from different backgrounds and countries gave an international and varied flavour to the conference as well as a colourful picture of what “Innovation in Cities” means. Furthermore, a set of thematic workshops were offered to the attendees to “see in practice” some of the ideas raised during the previous talks and presentations. Lessons learned throughout the transfer process were shared as well as the new version of the open innovation model  open innovation model opdeveloped developed as a result of them (the original and final Genius process maps can be viewed in our project document library).

To end the event the inspiring results from Genius: Open were presented by the project leads, followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the four city partners and the URBACT programme, giving the audience the opportunity to ask questions about specifics aspects of the project. The three cities showed their final videos (Tallinn, Siracusa and San Sebastian) and shared their own journeys.

The event was followed on twitter through #GeniusOpen and here you can see a final video of the overall Genius: Open transfer project.

You can also view our illustration of 'Key ingredients for running a 21st Century city' in our project document library.