MITdesignX Venice. The prestigious MIT arrives in Venice to select entrepreneurial and innovative ideas dedicated to the city

MITdesignX Venice. The prestigious MIT in Boston arrives in Italy: from 28 May in Venice to select entrepreneurial and innovative ideas dedicated to the city.

The selection program for 10 startups for urban innovation will start on May 28th. MITdesignX Venice proposes a “Call for Ideas” conceived with SerenDPT, the benefit company and incubator of the Municipality of Venice which is based in Giudecca, in the former Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano.

MITdesignX is a Boston MIT program dedicated to design innovation and entrepreneurship. Its Venetian edition, created with SerenDPT and with the patronage of the Municipality of Venice, is an open call intended for students, young entrepreneurs and developers capable of imagining new scenarios for the Venice of the future.

The first phase includes 1 preparatory meeting on May 27 May called “Ideathon”. It will be followed by the submission of applications for participation, which begins on May 28 and closes on July 8, the date on which the selection of candidate ideas begins.

For what perspective? Gilad Rosenzweig, Director of MITdesignX, who will be in Venice on June 22 for the open day dedicated to the presentation of the project, explains: “We are launching a new multi-year initiative in collaboration with our local partner SerenDPT”.

“MITdesignX, Venture Accelerator of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in Boston – underlined Gilad Rosenzweigwill manage a new venture accelerator to support local entrepreneurs and help launch new companies and organizations dedicated to solving the symbolic problems of Venice, as well as all cities and historic places suffering a loss of resident population.”

Within the first days of August, 10 projects will be chosen support their foundation as startups, through workshops and meetings held in English by professors of MIT in Boston, from September to November 2022. Four categories for applications: a) Protection and enhancement of the artistic and architectural heritage, b) Tourism of the Future, c) Water, Energy and Environment, d) Tools and Services for Cities and Citizens.

“A significant opportunity for the entire territory of the City of Venice – says Fabio Carrera, founder of SerenDPT – MITdesignX Venice allows us to offer a new look at production, work, creativity and startup. These are 4 areas necessary for a turnaround and for the construction of a socially and culturally plural Venice, capable of reconciling the craftsmanship and urban economy dimension with research and advanced applications of technology, combining tradition and innovation.”

All activities will take place at Fabbrica H3 (see pictures here), at the former Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano, converted by the Municipality of Venice to a production site and today used as a business incubation site. All the info to subscribe from May 28 on SerenDPT’s Instagram e Facebook page.

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