What do we for our local area? We want to change it for the better!
We foster public-private partnerships among institutions, companies, innovators and citizens to addres social challenges through the tools of innovation and creativity, with the aim of matching the improved quality of life, social inclusion and environmental protection, with the development of economic and entrepreneurial opportunities.
The partnership between institutions, companies, researchers and citizens can give answers to social problems and generate, at the same time, economic opportunities and employment.
To carry out innovation processes that influence the improvement of the society and at the same time bring about greater competitiveness of our companies and generate opoortunities for the establishment of startups in our region.
Some of our projects
The project, funded by the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation programme ENPI CBC Med, concerns the design, testing and implementation of a demonstrative solar plant in order to promote the adoption of advanced solar technologies by the public sector. The plant will integrate advanced technological solutions developed in several research projects; a significant group of companies in the local area will be involved in the definition of a supply chain, while citizens will be sensitized through public awareness raising actions focused on the plant, that will be crossed by a cicle track to increase its visibility. The Sicilian Region. wich is partner of the project, owns substantial real estate assets that could get major benefits from the adoption of solar technologies. Other public authorities have been involved in the dissemination and preliminary design phases.
Laboratory for new entrepreneurship
The laboratory, sponsored by Unicredit along with Arca and other stakeolders in the region, was created with the aim of providing a regional network supporting individuals engaged in business creation, in order to foster the "right to be entrepreneurs", namely the right of every citizen to engage in an economic activity. It also aims to promote youth entrepreneurship led by the culture of legality.
CRE_ZI - Incubator for creative business at Zisa
With our partners CLAC and NEXT we have set up a network for the promotion of social innovation in the metropolitan area of Palermo, establishing a partnership to realize a distributed system of infrastructure to support newly set-up cultural and creative industries. The first node of the network has been hosted, with the support of the municipal administration, at the "Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa", where many cultural and educational institutionsare already located.
Our city network
It is an organitation located in Palermo which has been active since 2003, working on new forms and design, production and promotion of cultural services, products and project.
It deals with development strategies and research actions for innovation and sustaina bility in organizations and in the social frameworks.