The XVIII cycle ASP Winter School is about to start in Loano (SV), March 13th – 17th

‘The intangible matter of places: impact and innovation commons’, the XVIII cycle ASP Winter School coordinated by Mario Calderini (Politecnico di Milano, School of Management), will take place from March 13th to 17th in Loano (SV).

Students will have the opportunity to learn from both lecturers and speakers and their peers, while being asked to design commons, shared intangible infrastructures that are set to deliver social and environmental impacts through innovation. Impact and innovation commons are public-private partnership schemes, impact finance and investing instruments, innovation governance schemes, impact-oriented models of entrepreneurship and, ultimately, their institutional arrangements. Students will learn how to:

  • navigate stakeholders’ expectations and pursue actionable conventions between public and private actors that promote economic objectives through sustainable innovation and impact for society and the environment;
  • select and tailor impact finance instruments, public-private schemes, governance arrangements and entrepreneurial models to realise such conventions and pursue multiple objectives;
  • embed impact in institutional arrangements through ex ante impact measurement infrastructures that are jointly designed and implemented by both public and private actors;
  • manage impact embeddedness through informed, measure-driven impact management tools that are responsive to and/or generative of innovation entrepreneurship and transformations.

The case of MIND Milano will serve as empirical background to inspire ASP students to design their commons. MIND Milano is an ambitious project conceived to transform the former Expo 2015 area of Milan into a high impact innovation district.

The Winter School will also provide plenty of opportunities for participants to network with invited lecturers and speakers and tutors, , building valuable connections that can help them in their future careers.

To find out more, have a look at the Syllabus and Course Agenda, published in the website page dedicated to the Courses.

We look forward to seeing all the ASP students of XVIII cycle at the Winter School in Loano next week!