UNA.TEN-The final remote event.
Employer: Università di Bologna
Client: European Universities Alliance UNA EUROPA April 2020
The Team: Matteo Vignoli - Academic responsible Alice Colombo, Alberto Miti, Eleonora Musca - design thinking coaches
Silvia Marchini - Program coordinator & design thinking coaches I was the network program coordinator; my primary responsibilities were creating the design process and the organization of the network online meetings (European teaching team update, kick-off, milestone e final presentation).
Most of my work is described in the UNA.TEN Vademecum, the hackathon comprehensive open-source handbook.
Una.TEN “Transform Emergency Now! 10 days for change” is an open innovation design process aimed at developing solutions to address real challenges in COVID19 post-emergency times.
UNA.TEN is promoted by UNA Europa, involving students and professors from the partner universities.
Support to local organizations: each student's team from UNA.TEN delivered one project for a total amount of 19. The University of Bologna completed 4 projects, which were all implemented. Remote cooperation & Network building: as witnessed by students and professors, the most surprising and exciting result of this hackathon was creating a network in such a brief period. At a team level, the team members didn't know each other. Nevertheless, they were capable of cooperating and working under pressure, still having fun.
Besides, throughout the project, we had several "network online meetings," which ignited new connections. For example, the University of Edinburgh's project for its local partner has been adopted by the municipality of Helsinki.
A hackathon process, which included new tools and approaches, was transferred to our university partners. My team has validated our fast open innovation process, which can also work at an international level. We have created an open-source Vademecum, which is accessible to anyone wishing to repeat the UNA.TEN experience to support organizations sailing difficult times.
Una.Ten involved more than 100 students from 7 universities, taking part in 19 projects. The hackathon revolved around 4 topics, each university could decide whether to work on all of them or less.
# 1 Rethink Culture & Entertainment
# 2 Digital security
# 3 Travelling and Tourism
# 4 Food supply chain
The main coordination challenges were about: