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Successful second edition of the FLUIDRA INNOVATION WEEK

The second edition of Fluidra Innovation Week has successfully completed this October 2018. Fluidra, a multinational group dedicated to developing solutions for a sustainable water use in swimming pools has trusted Imagine once again to power the intrapreneurial talent and create new products. Through an idea competition held in all the companies of the group, 12 employees from differents countries and diverse professional backgrounds were selected to come to Barcelona and dive into an intense week of exploring some of the company’s main challenges. With the support of Imagine experts and mentors the 4 teams of three passed through the phases of the Lombard Method to reach a solutions they presented on the last day of the program to the Jury composed by the Executive President and several top managers of the company.

The 2018 edition was kicked off at the “Ciutat de l’Aigua”Aigües de Barcelona head office, where the participants met for the first time, formed the teams and completed the Phase 1 – Inspiration, defined the concrete problem they’d be working on, among the 3 sustainability topics proposed: Materials, Energy & Water.

For the Phase 2 – Ideation, the teams went to Món Sant Benet and visited Alícia Foundation, created by Ferran Adrià and a great example of how innovative solutions can be integrated into the day to day life. In the inspiring scenery of the medieval monastery the team completed the ideation phase, through diverging and thinking of the craziest ideas possible, and then converging them to detect the most innovative and viable solutions.

The next day, the Phase 3 – Prototyping took the participants to the FabLab Sant Cugat, where they could try out new technologies, review the business model with experts, work on the future product’s look & feel supported by the designers and validate their projects.

In the last Phase 4 – Communication, the teams stepped onto the stage of Teatreneu, to master the public speaking and stage movement tricks, and practice their final pitches.

On the DemoDay, celebrated at the everis LivingLab, a new hub for open innovation in Barcelona, the Jury, led by the Executive President of Fluidra Eloy Planes and R+D Director David Tapias, was presented with 4 different and complete solutions, like new processes to optimize spare pieces production and  logistics, new systems of water heating, and a even a pioneer product classification plan.

After a complex deliberation process, the Jury decided on to winning solutions. Those got to continue the development at Fluidra Accelera, and the other two will be getting mentoring and support from correspondent departments to take advantage of the insights reached by the teams.

Fluidra has been working with Imagine for the last 3 years, and this collaboration has already led to launching new products to the market, developing an entrepreneurial attitude among the in-house professionals and offering unique opportunities of growth and learning to all the parties involved. Looking forward to the Fluidra Innovation Week 3 in 2019!

Video – https://vimeo.com/295852416 

 

Imagine presents the results of Silicon Valley 2018 at Google HQ

*versión en español abajo

Tonight, 19th of July, took place the closing Ceremony of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 at Google HQ, where the 12 Dreamers presented 4 projects ideated in a van cruising three states of USA (California, Nevada and Arizona) and developed at the most innovative hub in the world, Silicon Valley.

Google opened its doors to the 12 Dreamers of the 8th edition of Imagine Silicon Valley to present the results of the projects they had been working on during the month of July in the fields of Culture, Connected Cars, Education and Entrepreneurship. What’s the future going to look like in 2030? How’s going to be like commuting in self-driving cars? How can we democratize education and make it accessible for everyone? How to foster the entrepreneurial mindset amongst young students?

In order to tackle down this challenges we got together 12 brights minds, winners of different talent contests all over Spain, and brought them together into our innovation center in California. But this year, instead of spending the whole month in Silicon Valley as we used to do, we prototyped a new format inspired by the trips that Imagine has organized in different countries all over the world such as as Imagine Latam , or Imagine Express, where traveling has proven to reinforce the coexistence between the participants and transforms their diversity into a lever of innovation. By literally getting out of their comfort zone, they receive new sources of inspiration that lead them to create disruptive solutions.

For that reason, this year we started in Los Angeles (Kick-Off) where participants met for the first time. Once teams were formed, we took our vans and hit the road to get started with the Inspiration and Ideation phases of the Lombard Method along places such as the Route 66, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Mammouth Lake and Yosemite; till we reached our final destination, Silicon Valley.

Once we arrived, we settled down at our Creativity Center in San Mateo, working on the third (prototyping) and fourth (communication) phases of the Method. During this time we made the most of this unique ecosystem and visited some the most innovative companies in the world (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc.), took official workshops at universities such as Stanford and received feedback from experts in innovation and technology.


The challenges and the projects presented were:

Culture (Fundació Banc Sabadell) – ¿How to reinvent cultural exhibitions?

The Dreamers Rafael Rodríguez (InTech), Elena Andritchi (WomenCeo) and Javier Labrada (Universidad de Oviedo), presented “FUTURE.ME”, a personal and transformative journey to your future that starts in the past. The experience will take place in a customized truck where people can reflect about their past, capture the present and project their own future with the help of customized content that recreated future scenarios of your interest.

The main goal, apart from disrupting the current spectrum of cultural exhibitions, is to offer a positive view about the future and encourage people to take action in building the future world in which they want to live in.

Connected Cars (Mediapro) – ¿How to design experiences and business models suited for autonomous cars?

The Dreamers Albert Valeta (Mediapro), Judith Sirera (Imagine Foundation) and Pol Álvarez (Catalunya Emprén) worked on “Mediapro Experiences” a group of targeted experiences that takes advantage of vehicles mobility and uses HIR (Hybrid Interactive Reality) to improve the immersion of a tourist in a city. They prototyped several experiences around different verticals: history, gastronomy, film and sports.

This is a first approach to their vision of future smart cities, where cars will take care not only of our safety on the road, but to help us make the most of the opportunities that our surroundings offer us.

Entrepreneurship (DreamBIG) – ¿How to foster entrepreneurship in school and universities?

The DreamersDiana Ballart (Universitat de Girona), Dámaso Moreno (EDEM) and Álvaro Belmonte (Universidad de Alicante) worked on taking one step further the massive event that took place last November in Barcelona where +7,000 participants competed ideating innovative solution to challenges proposed by 4 big corporations. The three dreamers proposed transforming the event into a LEAGUE that would take place in different countries around the world that will culminate in a big event and a stratospheric final four at the Kennedy Space Center.

The synergy is perfect when you combine Academic Knowledge, Young Talent and Big Corporations, and it has a big impact in young talent, as well as in companies that need to innovate.

Education (Audi) – ¿How to democratize education and bring it poor areas without resources?

The dreamers, Paula Lamas, Nalú Rodríguez and Clara Pantín, were the winners of the of the 3rd Edition of the Audi Creativity Challenge amongst +300 participating teams with their project Globed, which wants to bring education to all over the world and connect students from radically different cultures through a magic book, GlobED. The book contains a projector which allows children in refugee camps and poor countries access videos from different subjects recorded at schools all over the world in English; and it also has a camera that allows children to have video conferences and learn from each other.

They are planning to create a Foundation and they are working on their first prototype with a refugee camp in Greece.

 

We also had some great speakers such as Mario Chamorro,  Strategic Growth Manager at Coursera and a “Happiness Hacker” who gave us a talk about how to increase our levels of Happiness and live a healthier life while doing what we love, such as working on our projects with talented people.

Jordi Ortiz, our host at Google, and the Strategic and Growth Manager at Google, also dedicated some words of encouragement to our Dreamers.

 

About Imagine:

Imagine is an Innovation Center founded by Xavier Verdaguer in the Silicon Valley of California in 2011. Imagine has developed and curated its own innovation methodology called Lombard Method, based on the principles of Design Doing (used by Start-ups) and applies it to solve the challenges that big corporations confront. Imagine organizes innovation trips where the participants (called Dreamers) develop disruptive solutions for challenges proposed by big companies like Audi, Ikea, Banco Sabadell, Suez, Cuatrecasas, Fluidra, Grupo Sura, Mediapro, etc. Nowadays Imagine develops innovation programs in different countries (Imagine Express, Imagine Latam, Imagine Africa, Imagine Italia, Imagine Japan, etc.). In Imagine we believe that a better world is possible. In order to develop solutions to the problems society faces, it is necessary to create diverse groups with shared values that follow a working methodology and entrepreneur attitude.

http://www.imagine.cc

About Mediapro:

Mediapro is one of the most important audiovisual groups in Europe. With a presence all over the world, the company provides technical and creative solutions in order to create and broadcast any audiovisual product.

Born from the merger between two communications groups, Mediapro and GloboMedia, the Mediapro Group os the leading European company in audiovisual content and unique in its integration of content with production and distribution services.

www.mediapro.com

About Fundació Banc Sabadell:

The Banco Sabadell Foundation was established with the purpose of stimulating excellence and promoting knowledge and culture.

The objective of the Foundation is to promote outreach, training and research activities in the educational, scientific and cultural fields, as well as to encourage and support young talent. Throughout its existence, it has contributed to promote activities in these areas and has also established itself as the organizer of the prestigious Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Biomedical Research and the Economic Research Foundation Award.

http://www.fundacionbancosabadell.com/

About Audi Creativity Challenge:

The Audi Creativity Challenge is a competition in which we challenge you to transform the future of our society by developing your most creative ideas. How? Create a team of 3 companions and look for a good Driver that helps you to be better. Your challenge will be to find solutions to innovate in the education sector. If your idea exceeds all phases and ends as a winner, you will enjoy a unique experience in Silicon Valley to fully develop your project following the Lombard Method.

http://www.audicrea.com/

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Imagine presenta los resultados del programa Silicon Valley 2018 en las oficinas centrales de Google en California

El 19 de julio tuvo lugar la ceremonia de clausura del programa Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 en las oficinas centrales de Google en Mountain View. Los 12 Dreamers presentaron los 4 proyectos que fueron ideados en un viaje en furgoneta a través de tres estados de EUA (California, Nevada y Arizona) y desarrollados en el Hub más innovador del mundo, Silicon Valley.

Google abrió sus puertas a los 12 dreamers de la octava edición de Imagine Silicon Valley para presentar los resultados de los proyectos en los que han estado trabajando durante el mes de julio. Los proyectos giraron entorno a los ámbitos de la Cultura, los Coches Conectados, la Educación y el Emprendimiento ¿Cómo va a ser el futuro en el año 2030? ¿Cómo va a ser viajar en coches sin conductor? ¿Cómo podemos democratizar la educación y hacerla accesible a todo el mundo? ¿Cómo podemos fomentar la mentalidad emprendedora de los jóvenes estudiantes?

Con el fin de abordar estos retos, juntamos a 12 mentes brillantes, ganadores de diferentes competiciones de talento de toda España, y los llevamos a nuestro centro de innovación en California. Este año no pasamos todo el mes en Silicon Valley como en otras ediciones, sino que prototipamos un nuevo formato inspirado en los viajes que Imagine ha organizado en diferentes países de todo el mundo como Imagine Latam o Imagine Express. El viaje fuerza la convivencia entre los participantes para que conviertan su diversidad en una palanca de innovación. Es saliendo literalmente de la zona de confort como los equipos reciben nuevas fuentes de inspiración que les llevan a crear soluciones disruptivas.

Por esta razón, este año comenzamos el programa en Los Angeles (Kick-Off), donde los participantes se conocieron por primera vez. Una vez formados los equipos, cogimos las furgonetas y empezamos la aventura. Durante este viaje trabajamos las fases de Inspiración e Ideación del Método Lombard, visitando lugares tan emblemáticos como la Ruta 66, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Mammouth Lake y Yosemite hasta llegar a nuestro destino final, Silicon Valley.

Una vez llegamos a Silicon Valley, nos instalamos en nuestro Centro de Creatividad en San Mateo, donde trabajamos la tercera (prototipado) y la cuarta (comunicación) fase del Método. Durante este tiempo, aprovechamos al máximo todas las oportunidades que ofrece el ecosistema más emprendedor del mundo y visitamos algunas de las empresas líderes en innovación como Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc. También realizamos talleres oficiales en universidades com la de Stanford y recibimos feedback y consejos de expertos en innovación y tecnología.

Los retos y proyectos presentados este año fueron:

 

– CULTURA (Fundació Banc Sabadell) – ¿Cómo reinventar las exposición culturales?

Los Dreamers Rafael Rodríguez (InTech), Elena Andritchi (WomenCeo) y Javier Labrada (Universidad de Oviedo) presentaron “FUTURE.ME”, un viaje personal y transformador al futuro que empieza en el pasado. La experiencia tendrá lugar en un camión personalizado donde la gente podrá reflejar su pasado, capturar el presente y proyectar su propio futuro con la ayuda de contenido personalizado que recreará escenarios futuros de interés.

El objetivo principal, aparte de transformar las exposición culturales, es ofrecer una visión positiva sobre el futuro y animar a la gente a tomar la iniciativa y a construir el futuro en el que quieren vivir.

 

COCHES CONECTADOS (Mediapro) – ¿Cómo podemos diseñar experiencias y modelos de negocio adaptados a los coches autónomos?

Los dreamers Albert Valeta (Mediapro), Judith Sirera (Imagine Foundation) y Pol Álvarez (Catalunya Emprèn) trabajaron en el proyecto “Mediapro Experiences”, un conjunto de experiencias que aprovecha la movilidad de los vehículos y utiliza HIR (Hybric Interatctive Reality) para mejor la inmersión de los turistas en la ciudad. Prototiparon varias experiencias alrededor del ámbito del turismo: historia, gastronomía, películas y deportes.

Este fue un primer enfoque de su visión a la futuras “Smart cities” donde los coches no sólo mejorarán nuestra seguridad en la carretera, sino que también nos ayudarán a aprovechar al máximo las oportunidades que nuestro entorno nos ofrece.

EMPRENDIMIENTO (DreamBIG) – ¿Cómo promover el emprendimiento en escuelas y universidades?

Los dreamers Diana Ballart (Universitat de Girona), Dámaso Moreno (EDEM) y Álvaro Belmonte (Universidad de Alicante) trabajaron para escalar el evento masivo que tuvo lugar el pasado Noviembre en Barcelona, donde 7000 participantes competieron e idearon soluciones innovadores a los retos propuestas por 4 grandes empresas. Los tres dreamers proponen convertir el evento en una LIGA que tendrá lugar en diferentes países del mundo y que culminará con un gran final en el Kennedy Space Center. La sinergia entre conocimiento académico, talento joven y grandes empresas es muy interesante y tiene un gran impacto tanto en los jóvenes como en las grandes corporaciones que necesitan innovar.

 EDUCACIÓN (Audi) – ¿Cómo democratizar la educación y traerla a zonas pobres sin recursos?

Las dreamers, Paula Lamas, Nalú Rodríguez y Clara Pantín, ganaron el Audi Creativity Challenge (con más de 300 equipos participantes) con su proyecto Globed, que quiere traer la educación alrededor del mundo y conectar estudiantes de diferentes cultura a través de un libro mágico llamado GlobED. El libro contiene un proyector que permite a los niños en campos de refugiados y países subdesarrollados acceder a videos (en inglés) de diferentes temáticas grabados en escuelas de todo el mundo. También tiene incorporada una cámara que permite a los estudiantes hacer videoconferencias y aprender los unos de los otros.

Están planeando crear una fundación y están trabajando en su primer prototipo en un campo de refugiados en Grecia.

También contamos con la presencia de grandes conferenciantes como Mario Chamorro, Strategic Growth Manager de Coursera y un “Happiness Hacker”, que nos dio una charla sobre como incrementar los niveles de felicidad y vivir nuestra vida haciendo aquello que más nos gusta, así como trabajar en nuestro proyectos con gente con talento.

Jordi Ortiz, Strategic and Growth Manger de Google, fue nuestro anfitrión y dedicó algunas palabras de ánimo y apoyo a nuestros Dreamers.

 

 

Sobre Imagine:

Imagine es un Centro de Innovación fundado en 2011 en el Silicon Valley de California por el emprendedor Xavier Verdaguer. Imagine ha creado su propia metodología de innovación llamada Lombard Method basada en técnicas de Design Doing propias de las startups pero aplicadas a retos de grande corporaciones. Imagine organiza viajes de innovación en los que conviven participantes (llamados dreamers) desarrollando soluciones disruptivas a retos planteados por empresas de diferentes sectores como (Audi, Ikea, Banco Sabadell, Suez, Cuatrecasas, Fluidra, Grupo Sura, Mediapro, etc.). En la actualidad Imagine desarrolla programas de innovación en varios países (Imagine Express, Imagine Latam, Imagine África, Imagine Italia, Imagine Japón, etc.).

Imagine cree que un mundo mejor es posible y que para desarrollar soluciones a los problemas de la sociedad es necesario crear equipos de gran diversidad que trabajen con valores compartidos, metodología y actitud emprendedora.

Info: http://www.imagine.cc

Sobre Mediapro:

Mediapro es uno de los grupos audiovisuales más importante de Europa. Con presencia en todo el mundo, la compañía aporta soluciones técnicas y creativas para crear y retransmitir cualquier tipo de producto audiovisual. Nacido de la fusión de dos grupos de comunicación, Mediapro and GloboMedia, el grupo Mediapro es la empresa líder en Europa en contenido audiovisual y única en la integración de contenido con producción y servicios de distribución.

Info: www.mediapro.com

Sobre Fundació Banc Sabadell:

La misión de la Fundación Banco Sabadell es la promoción de actividades de divulgación, formación e investigación en los ámbitos social, educativo, científico y cultural dirigidas a toda la sociedad, así como la promoción y el apoyo al talento joven. Fundació Banc Sabadell ha contribuido a promover actividades en estas áreas y además, organiza los prestigiosos Banco Sabadell Foundation Awards para la Investigación Biomédica y los Banco Sabadell Awards for Economic Research.

Info: http://www.fundacionbancosabadell.com/

Sobre Audi Creativity Challenge:

El Audi Creativity Challenge es una competición donde retamos a los jóvenes a transformar el futuro de nuestra sociedad a partir del desarrollo de ideas creativas e innovadoras.

¿Cómo? Creando equipos de 3 personas y 1 driver (profesor) que les ayudará en el desarrollo del proyecto. Este año, el reto consistía en encontrar soluciones innovadores en el ámbito de la educación. El premio era participar en el programa Imagine Silicon Valley para seguir desarrollando el proyecto.

Info: http://www.audicrea.com/

 

Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 Dreamers will travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

New format in the 8th Edition of this Disruptive Innovation Program

We start a new edition of the innovation program Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 with a new format inspired by the trips that Imagine has organized in different countries. Since the Imagine Creativity Centre was founded in the Silicon Valley of California in 2011, we have organized multiple editions where the trip itself has been a fundamental part of the Lombard Methodology. Good examples are: Imagine Latam (a trip through Chile, Peru and Colombia), Imagine Express (a train Hackhaton between Barcelona, Paris and London) or Imagine Africa (a trip from Tanzania to Senegal, passing through Kenya and Ghana.).

According to Xavier Verdaguer, founder of Imagine, “the trip reinforces the coexistence between the participants and transforms their diversity into a lever of innovation. By literally getting out of their comfort zone, they receive new sources of inspiration that lead them to create disruptive solutions.

The trip of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 starts in Los Angeles with 12 participants that will be grouped in 4 teams of 3 people and will start developing their projects during a one week road trip through some of the most emblematic places in California such as Las Vegas, Gran Canyon, Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco. During this first week, the teams will work on the first (Inspiration) and second (ideation) phases of the Lombard Method. Once the expedition arrives to San Francisco, the teams will settle in the Centre of Imagine in San Mateo and will develop the third (prototyping) and fourth (communication) phases. During this time they will visit the most innovative universities and companies in the world (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc.) and they will collaborate with more than 30 experts in innovation. The public presentation of the results will take place the 19th of July in San Francisco and the 3rd of October in Barcelona.

The challenges of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 are:

  1. Bring education to poor areas without resources. Social Innovation challenge promoted by Audi through the Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 with the participation of more than 300 Spanish schools.
  2. Reinvent cultural exhibitions. Challenge promoted by Banco Sabadell Foundation.
  3. Design experiences and business models for autonomous cars. Challenge linked to the contents and promoted by Mediapro, a leading multinational company in the audiovisual field.
  4. Foster entrepreneurship in schools and universities. Challenge promoted by the organization Dream BIG Challenge, founded by the NBA player Pau Gasol and the entrepreneurs Marc Bonavia and Xavier Verdaguer.

The 12 participants of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 are:

  • Elena Andritchi. Born in Moldova with a background in Marketing. Winner of the WomenCeo contest and sponsored by Banco Sabadell Foundation.
  • Judith SireraMultimedia Engineer in the MIT Media Lab in Boston. Winner of the open #12 dreamer contest and sponsored by the Imagine Foundation.
  • Pol ÁlvarezWinner of “Best creative” award in the Dream Big Challenge iFest 2017 (with more than 7.000 participants) and sponsored by Catalunya Emprèn.
  • Javier Labrada. Nautical and Electronics Engineer. Winner of the Champ-Ú competition organized by the University of Oviedo and sponsored by Banco Sabadell Foundation.
  • Dámaso Moreno. Biotechnologist and founder of Biopina. Winner of the EDEM Escuela de Empresarios competition and sponsored by Banco Sabadell Foundation.
  • Alvaro Belmonte. Robotics Engineer. Winner of a competition organized by the Universidad of Alicante and sponsored by Banco Sabadell Foundation.
  • Diana Ballart.Graduated in Advertising and Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship. Winner of “The best idea” award in the Dream Big Challenge 2017 with the Project “Chupa Chip”. Sponsored by the University of Girona.
  • Albert Valeta.Telecommunications Engineer. Digital Project manager in Mediaprop. Sponsored by Mediapro.
  • Rafael Rodríguez.CEO and Founder of Blackout. Winner of the Entrepreneurship contest in Tenerife. Sponsored by InTech 2030 Tenerife.
  • Paula Lamas. Student in the ‘Colexio Peleteiro’ in Santiago de Compostela. Winner of the Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 and sponsored by Audi.
  • Nalú Rodríguez.Student in the ‘Colexio Peleteiro’ in Santiago de Compostela. Winner of the Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 and sponsored by Audi.
  • Clara Pantín.Student in the ‘Colexio Peleteiro’ in Santiago de Compostela. Winner of the Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 and sponsored by Audi.

This new edition of Imagine Silicon Valley stands out for a strong innovation in its contents. It is directed by the entrepreneur Marta Ordeig, founder of the Garage Stories Innovation Program,where she has explored the possibilities of the new technologies like virtual and mixed reality in the field of cinema. All the staff members are entrepreneurs and innovation experts like: Marc Bonavia, Mery Viñas, Sebastian Romero, Sandra Osorio, Berta Vicente, Núria Angelika Blendstrup o Xavier Verdaguer. The follower mentors will also be travelling with the Dreamers and the staff: Carmen Moreno, Beatriz Padín, José Ramón Fuentes y Jesica Barrios.

About Imagine:

Imagine is an Innovation Center founded by Xavier Verdaguer in the Silicon Valley of California in 2011. Imagine has developed and curated its own innovation methodology called Lombard Method, based on the principles of Design Doing (used by Start-ups) and applies it to solve the challenges that big corporations confront. Imagine organizes innovation trips where the participants (called Dreamers) develop disruptive solutions for challenges proposed by big companies like Audi, Ikea, Banco Sabadell, Suez, Cuatrecasas, Fluidra, Grupo Sura, Mediapro, etc. Nowadays Imagine develops innovation programs in different countries (Imagine Express, Imagine Latam, Imagine Africa, Imagine Italia, Imagine Japan, etc.). In Imagine we believe that a better world is possible. In order to develop solutions to the problems society faces, it is necessary to create diverse groups with shared values that follow a working methodology and entrepreneur attitude.

 


Nuevo formato para la 8a edición de este programa de innovación disruptiva

Se inicia una nueva edición del programa de innovación Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 con un nuevo formato inspirado en los viajes que Imagine ha realizado en diferentes países. Desde que el centro de creatividad Imagine se fundó en el 2011 en el Silicon Valley de California, se han llevado a cabo múltiples ediciones donde el viaje ha sido un parte fundamental de la metodología Lombard, este ha sido el caso del Imagine Latam (Viaje por tierra, mar y aire pasando por chile, perú y colombia), el Imagine Express (viaje en tren entre Barcelona, París y Londres) o el Imagine Africa (viaje de Tanzania a Senegal pasando por Kenia y Ghana). Según Xavier Verdaguer, fundador de Imagine, “el viaje fuerza la convivencia entre los participantes para que conviertan su diversidad en palanca de innovación. Y es saliendo literalmente de la zona de confort que los equipos reciben nuevas fuentes de inspiración que les lleva a crear soluciones disruptivas”.

El viaje del Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 empieza en Los Ángeles con 12 participantes que se agruparán en 4 equipos de 3 y desarrollarán sus proyectos recorriendo en una 1a semana por carretera sitios tan emblemáticos como Las Vegas, Gran Canyon del Colorado, Death Valley, Mammoth lakes, Yosemite National Park y San Francisco. Durante este primera semana, los equipos trabajaran en las fase 1. inspiración y 2.ideación del Método Lombard. Una vez la expedición llegue a San Francisco, los equipos se instalarán en el Centro Imagine de San Mateo y desarrollarán las fases 3.Prototipado y 4. Comunicación , visitando las empresas y universidades más innovadoras del mundo (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc.) y con la colaboración de más de 30 expertos en innovación. La presentación pública de los resultados se llevará a cabo el 19 de julio en San Francisco y el 3 de octubre en Barcelona.

Los 4 retos del Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 son:

  1. Llevar educación a zonas sin recursos. Reto de Innovación social lanzado por Audi a través del concurso Audi Creativity Challenge en el que han participado 300 escuelas de España.
  2. Reinventar las exposiciones culturales. Reto lanzado por la Fundación Banco Sabadell.
  3. Diseñar experiencias y modelos de negocio para el coche autónomo. Reto vinculado a los contenidos lanzado por la multinacional del sector audiovisual MediaPro.  
  4. Fomentar el emprendimiento en escuelas y universidades. Reto lanzado por la organización Dream BIG challenge fundada por el jugador de la NBA Pau Gasol y los emprendedores Xavier Verdaguer y Marc Bonavia.

Los 12 participantes del Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 son:

  • Elena Andritchi. Nacida en Moldavia, con formación en Marketing. Ganadora del concurso WomenCEO y becada por la Fundación Banco Sabadell.
  • Judith Sirera. Ingeniera Multimedia en el MIT Media Lab de Boston. Ganadora del concurso #Dreamer12 abierto en internet y becada por la Imagine Foundation.
  • Pol Álvarez. Ganador del premio al mejor creativo del Dream BIG challenge iFest 2017 ante 7,000 participantes y becado por Catalunya Emprèn.
  • Javier Labrada. Ingeniero Náutico y electrónico. Ganador de la competición Champ-Ú organizada por la Universidad de Ovieda y becado por la Fundación Banco de Sabadell.
  • Dámaso Moreno. Biotecnólogo y fundador de Biopina. Ganador del concurso EDEM Escuela de empresarios y becado por la Fundación Banco de Sabadell.
  • Álvaro Belmonte. Ingeniero en Robótica. Ganador del concurso de la Universidad de Alicante y becado por la Fundación Banco Sabadell.
  • Diana Ballart. Graduada en Publicidad y máster en emprendimiento. Ganadora con Chupa Chip de la mejor idea en el Dream BIG Challenge 2017. Becada por la Universidad de Girona.
  • Albert Veleta. Ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones. Digital Project Manager en Mediapro. Becado por Mediapro.
  • Rafael Rodríguez. CEO y fundador de Blackout. Ganador del concurso de emprendimiento en Tenerife y becado por Intech 2030 Tenerife.
  • Paula Lama. Estudiante del Colexio Peleteiro de Santiago de Compostela. Ganadora con su equipo NCP del concurso Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 y becada por Audi.
  • Nalú Rodríguez. Estudiante del Colexio Peleteiro de Santiago de Compostela. Ganadora con su equipo NCP del concurso Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 y becada por Audi.
  • Clara Pantín. Estudiante del Colexio Peleteiro de Santiago de Compostela. Ganadora con su equipo NCP del concurso Audi Creativity Challenge 2018 y becada por Audi.


Esta nueva edición de Imagine Silicon Valley destaca por  una fuerte presencia de innovación en contenido y está dirigida por la emprendedora Marta Ordeig, fundadora de los programas de innovación Garage Stories Con los que ha explorado las posibilidades de las nuevas tecnologías como la realidad virtual y mixta en el sector del cine. También cuenta en el equipo de staff con emprendedores y expertos en innovación como Marc Bonavia, Mery Viñas, Sebastian Romero, Sandra Osorio, Berta Vicente, Núria Angelika Blendstrup o Xavier Verdaguer. También viajarán junto a dreamers y staff los mentores Carmen Moreno, Beatriz Padín, José Ramón Fuentes y Jesica Barrios.

Sobre Imagine:

Imagine es un Centro de Innovación fundado en 2011 en el Silicon Valley de California por el emprendedor Xavier Verdaguer. Imagine ha creado su propia metodología de innovación llamada Lombard Method basada en técnicas de Design Doing propias de las startups pero aplicadas a retos de grande corporaciones.  Imagine organiza viajes de innovación en los que conviven participantes (llamados dreamers) desarrollando soluciones disruptivas a retos planteados por empresas de diferentes sectores como (Audi, Ikea, Banco Sabadell, Suez, Cuatrecasas, Fluidra, Grupo Sura, Mediapro, etc.). En la actualidad Imagine desarrolla programas de innovación en varios países (Imagine Express, Imagine Latam, Imagine África, Imagine Italia, Imagine Japón, etc.).

Imagine cree que un mundo mejor es posible y que para desarrollar soluciones a los problemas de la sociedad es necesario crear equipos de gran diversidad que trabajen con valores compartidos, metodología y actitud emprendedora.

Judith Sirera, Dreamer 12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018

Judith Sirera Selected as #Dreamer12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018
The prize includes one month of training at the Imagine Creativity Center in California.

Judith Sirera is a Multimedia Engineer from Barcelona based in the MIT Media Lab. She will travel, with all expenses paid, to San Francisco where she will participate the entire month of July in Imagine’s program,  Imagine Silicon Valley 2018. She will have the opportunity to be immersed completely in the ecosystem of Silicon Valley and participate in a program where she will visit the most innovative business and universities in the world (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Stanford University, Berkley). Judith will also have the opportunity to attend conferences with international experts in innovation and creativity.

Judith Sirera won a contest, in which more than a 1,000 people participated. The challenge consisted of putting together a video and sending their most up to date curriculum. Out of all of the participants, the Top 10 finalists were selected for the final round of voting. After a week of fierce competition, the results are:

1st place – Judith Sirera :  42 points

2nd place – Mathieu Bertrandy :  36 points

3rd place – Lucia Sánchez :  31 points

The points, which there were a maximum of 50, could be gained from votes from the expert jury, Imagine staff, previous participants in Imagine, personal interviews and votes earned from the Imagine facebook page.

Imagine would like to thank all the candidates for their participation, especially the Top 10 who organized extraordinary campaigns on social media. We would also like to thank the members of the jury  and hundreds of people that voted for the candidates.

Here is a preview video that Judith Sirera sent Imagine to present her candidacy:  https://vimeo.com/273201803 

Here is the video that Judith Sirera presented for the contest:


About Imagine

Imagine is a creativity center in Silicon Valley, California. It was deigned for the generation of ideas that are going to change the world and the lives of those that participate in the program. The 2018 edition of Imagine Silicon Valley will start July 1 in Los Angeles with 12 participants who have won various creativity contests. The program will end with a final event open to the public on July 19 in San Francisco. The final event in Barcelona will take place October 3.

+ info: info@imagine.cc · www.imagine.cc


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Judith Sirera gana el concurso #Dreamer12 del programa IMAGINE Silicon Valley 2018.
El premio incluye  un mes de formación en el centro de creatividad Imagine en San Francisco, California.


Judith Sirera  es una Ingeniera Multimedia de Barcelona y estudiante en el  MIT Media Lab, Judith viajará a San Francisco con todos los gastos pagados para participar durante todo el mes de julio en el programa de creatividad   Imagine Silicon Valley 2018.  Judith tendrá la oportunidad de realizar una inmersión en el ecosistema de Silicon Valley a partir de un completo programa de visitas a las empresas y universidades más innovadoras del mundo (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Stanford University, Berkley, etc.) y de conferencias de expertos internacionales en innovación y creatividad.

Judith Sirera  ha ganado un concurso en el que participaron centenares de aspirantes. La prueba consistía en video de presentación y sus credenciales profesionales. De entre todos los participantes  se seleccionaron 10 finalistas para la última ronda de votos. Tras competir durante una semana, el concurso ha finalizado con la siguiente puntuación:

1era posición – Judith Sirera :  42 puntos

2nd posición – Mathieu Bertrandy:  36  puntos

3era posición – Lucia Sánchez:  31 puntos

(el detalle de las puntuaciones está a disposición de los participantes a través de: info@imagine.cc )

Los puntos, sobre un máximo de 50 posibles, se podían conseguir de los votos de un jurado de expertos, del staff de imagine, de los participantes de pasadas ediciones, de entrevistas personales y de los votos conseguidos en la página de facebook de Imagine. (Ver bases del concurso y jurado. Detalle de las puntuaciones a disposición de los participantes. Interesados contactar con info@imagine.cc)

La organización de Imagine quiere agradecer su participación a todos los candidatos del concurso y, muy especialmente, a los 10 finalistas que han llevado a cabo extraordinarias campañas para conseguir apoyos en las redes sociales. Asimismo, agradecer a todos los miembros del jurado y a las miles de personas que han votado a los candidatos.

Aquí un video previo que mandó Judith Sirera a a la organización: https://vimeo.com/273201803 

Aquí el video que presentó al concurso:


Sobre Imagine:

IMAGINE es un Centro de Creatividad en el Silicon Valley de California para la generación de ideas que cambien el mundo y para cambiar la vida de las personas que participan en el programa. La séptima edición de Imagine Silicon Valley se pondrá en marcha el próximo 1 de Julio en el Los Angeles (California) con 12 participantes ganadores de distintos concursos de creatividad y culminará con la exposición pública de las ideas el próximo 19 de Julio en San Francisco. El evento de presentación de resultados se llevará a cabo el próximo 3 de octubre en Barcelona.

más información: info@imagine.cc · www.imagine.cc

Vote for your favourite finalist to #Dreamer12 of Imagine #SiliconValley2018

Here we present the finalists to become dreamer number 12 for Imagine Silicon Valley 2018.

The selection has been very difficult since we have received amazing candidatures. A special thank you to everyone who has participated and congratulations to ALL! With your implication you have shown that you are already working on making the world a better place.

On Sunday June 10th at 23:59 pm (Central European Time) we will notify the winner among these 10 finalists.  The winner will become dreamer number 12, being able to join the program Imagine Silicon Valley 2018  with all expenses covered.

The voting proces for the selection of dreamer number 12 will be the following:

  •  votes from the representatives of each sponsor of Imagine (maximum 10 points) **
  •  votes from Imagine 2018 staff (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from the dreamers of past editions of Imagine (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from interview between staff members and finalist (maximum 10 points)
  • Number of likes achieved on facebook (maximum 10 points)

Good luck to all the candidates and keep on dreaming!

25 finalists for Dreamer number 12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018

We have received amazing candidatures to become Dreamer number 12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018. It’s being incredible tough to judge these! Our judging team has finished the first round and has chosen the 25 finalists that will enter the second round of voting. From these 25 finalist, 10 will be selected and will be published on the Imagine Facebook page this sunday. These 10 finalists will enter the last round of voting from which the final winner will be chosen.

More information on the voting process here.

From the Imagine staff we would like to thank everyone who has submitted an application for Imagine Silicon Valley 2018 . The talent we have received has been overwhelming. Thank you, you are all amazing Dreamers!

25 finalist (first round of voting, in alphabetical order):

– Luis Borja
– Mathieu Bertrandy
– Gopik E.M.
– Marian Fontseca
– Carla Gallifa
– Mireia Dimé
– Ian Esteban
– Ruth Fernández
– Ivan Guerrero
– Carolina Jordán
– Marc Martínez
– Dámaso Moreno
– César López
– Guillermo Palacín
– Arnau Pastor
– Janira Planes
– Teresa Romero
– Marta Sanaú
– Lucia Sánchez
– Judith Sirera
– Borja Solé
– Lara Stolzenburg
– Arturo Urrios
– Tanash Utamchandani
– Roberta Vicente

Imagine Bocconi goes for its 3rd edition

The only Italian program in the range of Imagine adventures – Imagine Bocconi – , a fruit of collaboration with the SDA Bocconi Entrepreneurship Club and  Bocconi University in Milan, is about to begin. A 5-day hackathon to generate disruptive innovation through a transformational experience, the program is focused on generating business solutions in the insurance sector. The event takes place during a trip between Milan and Castello Visconteo, May 24-28th. The 21 participants will have the challenge of working in 7 groups of 3 with the goal of generating a business start-up.

 

The big thing about this year’s edition is the new partner – Munich Re. 

Since its foundation in 1880, Munich Re has been characterized by leading risk know-how and a special financial solidity. It provides financial protection to its clients, even from exceptionally high levels of damage, from the 1906 earthquake to the 2017 hurricane series. Today, Munich Re is a leading provider of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. Munich Re is active worldwide and in all insurance segments – it has more than 42,000 employees on all continents. With premium income of around € 32 billion from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world’s major reinsurers.  Munich Re has outstanding innovative strength and is thus able to hedge extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies, cyberattacks or pandemics. 

 

 

 

 

Being in constant transformation and following the innovation trends, Munich Re gave Imagine Bocconi the Reinsurance challenge, as it’s a mature business currently at a turning point ready for massive disruption. 

The Dreamers will choose one of the following topics to develop their innovative solutions through Lombard Method:

– How can we break the rules of the reinsurance, insurance and risk management markets?

– How to make the re/insurance market drive value for the end consumer, regardless of whether that is a retail or corporate client?

– How to take the assets & knowledge of the reinsurance market and build something new and beautiful?

– How can a CEO (of Google, Amazon, …) with unlimited skills and resources reinvent the current reinsurance business?

 

We’ll find out the answers on May 28 at the final presentation held in Bocconi. See you soon in Milan!

For more information: paolo.carlomagno@mba.sdabocconi.it

Searching for Dreamer number 12 of Imagine Silicon Valley 2018

We are currently in search of the 12 Dreamers for Imagine Silicon Valley 2018. Many contests are now active and we are excited to start meeting the new dreamers!

Given the success of last year’s web competition, 1 of the 12 dreamers ofImagine Silicon Valley 2018 will be selected again from among all the applications received via the webpage www.imagine.cc  The rest of the dreamers will be selected from competitions organized by various sponsors which we will be announcing soon, stay tunned!

The process for the selection of dreamer number 12 will be the following:

1. On Sunday May 27th, 10 applications will be selected among all the candidatures received via: https://imagine.cc/silicon_valley/2018/participants   This selection will be conducted by a formalized committee of experts with representatives from the sponsors and the staff of Imagine.

2. On Sunday June 3rd , the videos of the 10 finalists will be published on the Imagine facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/imaginecc 

3. On Sunday June, 10th  23:59 h., dreamer number 12 will be chosen among the 10 finalists with the following voting system:

  •  votes from the representatives of each sponsor of Imagine (maximum 10 points)
  •  votes from Imagine 2018 staff (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from the dreamers of past editions of Imagine (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from interview between staff members and finalist (10 points)
  •  number of likes achieved on facebook (maximum 10 points)

Open application until May 27th >> 

Here examples of past Imagine Silicon Valley candidatures:

Imagine Africa opens new opportunities for companies

Social innovation is not just for NGOs and Foundations, but a competitive advantage for sustainable, profitable business. This was the topic of discussion at the Movistar center by Imagine Africa Director Julie Chrysler.  Julie shared examples of how companies around the world like AirBNB, Salesforce, EcoAlf, M-Kopa and la Fageda are leveraging their assets and resources to make a profit, while at the same time having a positive impact on society and the environment.

Julie shared updates on Imagine Africa, which is scheduled to run in fall 2018. We also heard from Joaquin Custodio, the mastermind behind Bricko, a social innovation project in renewable energies. Did you know when your laptop battery dies, 90% of the batteries actually still have energy left? Bricko gives these batteries a second life by creating packs that can charge solar panels, phones….

We’re looking for companies to collaborate with us and make Bricko a reality. Help us accelerate Bricko in Imagine Africa and develop a platform that would let anyone around the world discover how to create the packs to use at home, during natural disasters, as a teaching exercise in schools and endless more ideas!

Interested in learning more?

Get in touch with Julie@imagine.cc to find out how you can get involved.

Estamos de celebración con el 5º anniversario del Imagine Express!

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Tras cuatro años de recorrido, 144 participantes –dreamers– de 14 países, 48 equipos formados y 48 proyectos desarrollados, la quinta edición de Imagine Express ha terminado con gran éxito. El programa ha dado respuesta de nuevo respuesta a la primera necesidad de cualquier proyecto antes de su desarrollo y aceleración: la unión eficiente del talento para promover nuevas ideas de negocio.

Imagine Express 2018 ha contado con 39 dreamers de nueve países: 13 mentes creativas, 13 ingenieros de software y 13 emprendedores que no se conocían anteriormente. Se han organizado en 13 equipos de tres personas – una de cada categoría-, que por su conocimiento, habilidades y talento se complementan. Han viajado en tren entre Barcelona, París y Londres y han desarrollado por equipos, durante los cuatro días de viaje, proyectos de apps móviles y soluciones disruptivas. Estas soluciones han conseguido dar respuesta a los retos planteados por los main partners del programa: IKEA (experiencia de compra multicanal), Otsuka (Salud), SUEZ (Innovación Urbana), la Fundación Banco Sabadell (Impacto Social) e IVI (Reproducción Asistida).

Tras viajar de Barcelona a París en un tren de RENFE-SNCF y de la capital francesa a Londres, los dreamers han presentado sus proyectos a un jurado internacional en la mítica noria London Eye de Londres. Las seis apps o soluciones ganadoras presentaron sus proyectos el pasado 26 de febrero en el escenario del 4YFN del Mobile World Congress.

 

Los ganadores han sido:

Winner Urban Innovation- RETO Suez / Gobierno Colombia

Equipo: Felipe Merino, Pablo Velasquez, María Alejandra Buelvas  / Equipo de Colombia.

Proyecto: ClearBox. Plataforma de contratación pública basada en blockchain que evita la corrupción y mejora la transparencia en concursos públicos.

 

 

 

Winner Incubation – Reto IVI

Equipo: Xavier Portilla, Albert Torre, Marta Balaguer.

Proyecto: Anna. Empoderamiento de la mujer. Medical Device que a través de un autoanalisis de sangre permite a la mujer tener control sobre su fertilidad

 

Winner Acceleration – Reto Catalunya Emprèn

Equipo: Sara Földes, Josep Mota, Ivan Simon, Diana Ballart.
Proyecto: Chupa-Chip. Caramelo con chip  que procesa la saliva de los niños para diagnosticar diabetes.

 

Winner Salud – Reto Otsuka

Equipo: Lance Whitmore, Jesús Muñoz, Marc Hünninghaus.
Proyecto: Bed Mapp. APP para optimizar las camas vacías de los hospitales y hacer más eficientes los recursos sanitarios

 

Winner Omnichannel  – Reto IKEA

Equipo: Lucia Sanchez, Pol Baladas, Gerard Insa.

Proyecto: Ikea skan. El shazam de los muebles. APP que a través de reconocimiento de imagen permite encontrar y comprar la alternativa IKEA de cualquier pieza de mobiliario.

 

Winner Dreamers Prize:
Equipo: Marc Gaixas, Jon Correa, Gemma Sánchez.

Proyecto: Fly me to the Moon. Un adiós memorable. Servicio pata dejar las cenizas de un difunto en el espacio a través de un globo biodegradable i una urna inteligente.

 

 

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CELEBRATION OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF IMAGINE EXPRESS, AND WITH ITS OWN SOUNDTRACK!

After four years of travel, 144 participants – dreamers – from 14 countries, 48 teams trained and 48 projects developed, the fifth edition of Imagine Express has ended with great success. The program has responded again to the first need of any project before its development and acceleration: the efficient union of talent to promote new business ideas.

Imagine Express 2018 brought together 39 dreamers from nine countries: 13 creative minds, 13 software engineers and 13 entrepreneurs, who had never met each other. They were organized into 13 teams of three people – one from each category – to complement each other due to their knowledge, skills, and talent. They traveled by train between Barcelona, Paris, and London, and developed, in teams during the four days of the trip, mobile apps and disruptive solutions. These solutions have managed to respond to the challenges offered by the main partners of the program: IKEA (multi-channel shopping experience), Otsuka (Health), SUEZ (Urban Innovation), the Banco Sabadell Foundation (Social Impact) and IVI (Assisted Reproduction).

After traveling from Barcelona to Paris on a RENFE-SNCF train and from the French capital to London, the dreamers presented their projects to an international jury at London’s legendary London Eye. The six winning apps or solutions presented their projects on February 26 on the 4YFN stage of the Mobile World Congress.

 

The winners of this edition are:

 

  • Winner Urban Innovation – Challenge Suez / Government Colombia

Team: Felipe Merino, Pablo Velasquez, Maria Alejandra Buelvas / Team of Colombia.

Project: ClearBox. Public contracting platform based on blockchain that avoids corruption and improves transparency in public tenders.

 

  • Winner Incubation – Challenge IVI

Team: Xavier Portilla, Albert Torre, Marta Balaguer.

Project: Anna. Empowerment of women. Medical Device that through a blood autoanalysis allows women to have control over their fertility

 

  • Winner Acceleration – Challenge Catalunya Emprèn

Team: Sara Földes, Josep Mota, Ivan Simon, Diana Ballart.

Project: Chupa-Chip. Candy with a chip that processes the saliva of children to diagnose diabetes.

 

  • Winner Health – Challenge Otsuka

Team: Lance Whitmore, Jesús Muñoz, Marc Hünninghaus.

Project: Bed Mapp. APP to optimize empty hospital beds and streamline healthcare resources

 

  • Winner Omnichannel – Challenge IKEA  

Team: Lucia Sanchez, Pol Baladas, Gerard Insa.

Project: Ikea skan. The Shazam for furniture. An APP that through image recognition allows you to find and buy the IKEA alternative to any piece of furniture.

 

  • Winner Dreamers Prize:

Team: Marc Gaixas, Jon Correa, Gemma Sánchez.

Project: Fly me to the Moon. A memorable goodbye. Service to leave the ashes of a deceased in space through a biodegradable globe and an intelligent urn.

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