The Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean for Innovation for Change will be conducting a number of virtual Innovation Labs for the region. These are training and learning spaces between various social actors, entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, consultants and others, to create strategies and promote solutions to current problems, through the development of prototype projects based on the Design Thinking methodology.
It is a space that also seeks to promote the use of digital platforms as a means of learning for the development of innovative solutions and motivate healthy competition, through co-design and collaboration processes.
One lab will be developed by each subregion: one in the Northern Triangle of Central America, one in the Caribbean, other in the Andean Region and one in the Southern Cone. The last one will be organized by RACI for organizations, leaders, consultants and entrepreneurs from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
The call to participate in the Innovation Labs will open soon and the dates of the activities will be 2 and 3 March 2021. The theme is: “Strengthening transparency in access and management of resources from different sectors, in the face of the covid-19 crisis”.
During this two days, the methodology and the problem to be worked on will be explained. There will also be teamwork sessions to design a solution prototype. After the lab, the teams will have 10 days to finish defining their prototipos, which will be presented to a jury. The winning team will receive a $3,000USD seed fund to run their prototype.
Very soon we will be sharing the instructions to register!