Final event

Open Innovation Contests for SMEs: a Deep Dive.

How to design and launch initiatives supporting user-centred open innovations in SMEs

7th October, 2021 9:00-13:00 CET

Moderator: Louis Zezeran

9:00-9:15 Welcome messages 

Robert Gohla, Head of Department at SteinbeisEuropaZentrum

Luca Mion, Head of Innovation and Techtransfer at Hub Innovazione Trentino

09:159:45 Innovation trends in Europe

Daniel Gassmann, Head of Sector Innovation Ecosystems, EIC Prizes and Procurement at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

09:4510:15 Learnings from 200SMEchallenge project

The UX Challenge fostering innovation through an innovation contest for User Experience
Nicola Doppio, Hub Innovazione Trentino

How the UX Challenge impacted European SMEs: results from a randomized control trial study 
Davide Azzolini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler IRVAPP

10:1510:55 UX Challenge international testimonials roundtable

Testimonials from participants to local UX Challenges (companies, mentors, students, organizers)

11:0012:00  Parallel sessions experience European innovation trends

Workshop 1. Design Sprint as an inspiration – how we can include Design Sprint aspects in everyday practice
Sabrina Goerlich, DesignSprintStudio.

Worksop 2. Social Innovation: How can innovation agencies support their ecosystem?
Iuliana Nichersu,
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

Workshop 3. A Canvas to design open innovation contests
Nicola Doppio, Hub Innovazione Trentino
Simone Franzò, Politecnico Milano School of Management

Workshop 4. Challenge based learning: an opportunity for universities
Roberto Napoli,
University of Trento
Karvinen, University of Oulu

Workshop 5. How can you evaluate the impact of your programs?
Davide Azzolini,
Fondazione Bruno Kessler IRVAPP
James Phipps,
Nesta IGL

12:0012:15 Wrapup and closing remarks

Official launch of the UX Challenge playbook
Aase Højlund Nielsen, Danish Design Centre