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SUMMER ACADEMY – SLOVENIA

CITIES OF THE FUTURE THROUGH SERVICE INNOVATION

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Computer and Information Science and
Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR)

Ljubljana Slovenia

Working Language
English

PROFILE

Would you like to start an innovative company providing services for Cities of the Future? Do you have an amazing idea that could contribute to higher quality of life in cities? Are you interested in addressing societal and environmental challenges (e.g. aging population, pollution or inefficient energy use in the cities)? Do you have ideas for encouraging healthier lifestyle, improving care services and processes, or addressing food
security challenges with the help of ICT?
If yes, Ljubljana Summer Academy ‘Cities of the Future through Service Innovation’ is an ideal stepping stone for you.
Work in an interdisciplinary team, incorporate design thinking and service design in your approach to societal and environmental challenges, test and perfect your idea, develop your business model and communication plan, explore funding opportunities and help build sustainable cities of the future with ICT solutions.
Join us in Ljubljana and start your (ad)venture.

Expertise

Service design, prototyping, ICT, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Innovation themes

Innovation themes

New products and new markets
Final ideas might be useful for cities across the globe, since they deal with urban issues in a generic manner
Social innovation
Service innovation focused on urban issue
Technology and meaning driven innovation

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Subjects

CREATIVITY

Pitching
Design Thinking
Service Design
Idea Research

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Business Modeling
Finance
Marketing and Communication

ICT

ICT Driven Innovation
Prototyping
IT development
User Experience

Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

knowledge of entrepreneurial, marketing and financial strategies necessary to start a company.
knowledge of creative and innovation processes.
basic understanding of technology trends in various contexts.
knowledge about idea research methodologies, innovation process, service design, user experience design, business model development, international marketing, communication strategy, technical implementation design

COGNITIVE SKILLS

Ability to apply entrepreneurial and design thinking in innovation and business development processes.
Ability to connect the use of ICT and creativity in the solving of (societal) problems.
Ability to include service design in development processes and to estimate technological complexity of products

PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Ability to to perform the role of designer/entrepreneur in a business development process critically and inventively.
Ability to identify and evaluate opportunities and risks and adapt to occurring needs and challenges.
Ability to perform on a professional level within an interdisciplinary team.

KEY- AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

specific creative signature in his/her ideas and plans.
problem-solving skills and capability to turn ideas into action.
capability to convincingly communicate concepts in a verbal and visual way to different audiences.
capabilities of using design, business and technology skills in aim of forming a startup.

Candidates Curriculum

REQUIREMENTS

Practice-based approach
Two-weeks course
60 hrs in total
The main approach will be focus on ICT and Design

USED DIDACTIC TOOLS

NR. OF HRS

Lectures 14
Keynotes 2
Workshops 19
Labs 18
Mentoring / Coaching
(After summer academy)
30
Field visits 3
Pitch and presentations 4

ROLES OF STAFF

Lecturers
Experts / Professionals from the field
Mentors / Coaches

Location

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Computer and Information Science
Večna pot 113
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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