News 20 September 2023

Happy Birthday Fondazione Triulza! From EXPO to MIND, Ten Years of Social Innovation

Happy Birthday Fondazione Triulza! From EXPO to MIND, Ten Years of Social Innovation

A video and a podcast about the first ten years of the Fondazione

Ten years ago, on 13 July 2013, Fondazione Triulza was born with the aim of participating in EXPO Milano 2015 and managing the first Civil Society Pavilion in the history of Universal Expositions: Cascina Triulza. For the first time in Italy, a group of NGOs and organizations from the no-profit sector, with objectives and activities in very different fields, decided to invest resources and energy to build a project together and participate as main characters in Expo 2015. The project was “EXPlOding Energies to Change the World” and it was shared and supported by philanthropic entities such as the Fondazione Cariplo, other civil society realities and several profit companies, local bodies and public institutions.

Participating in this unique experience made Fondazione Triulza and its network of founders and partners more resilient and innovative, able to respond to new challenges, work on new insights and relationships to carry out to new projects with a positive impact on people, communities and territories.

The legacy of the experience at the Expo needed to be enhanced: for this reason, after the Exposition, together with our network of 70 organizations, we chose to remain united to work together again in MIND Milano Innovation District. We stayed together to continue to create innovative projects with social impact, according to the principles that had always shaped our identity: sustainable development, social innovation, community involvement, care for younger generations, inclusion, participation and active citizenship.

All this led Fondazione Triulza to set up pioneering initiatives which have accredited us as one of the reference players in Italy and also in Europe (we have just been recognized as an EU Cluster of the social economy) in the promotion of social innovation in the Third Sector and in MIND Milano Innovation District, the new Milanese district that is a laboratory of innovation and a paradigm of the cities of the future.

The Video: from EXPO Milano 2015 to MIND Milano Innovation District

In this video, Sabina Siniscalchi and Sergio Silvotti (ex-vice-president and ex-president of Fondazione Triulza), with our President Massimo Minelli, tell the main steps and goals of the Fondazione. The video is available at this link: https://youtu.be/09ElcaenEjQ

The Podcast: the Social Innovation Academy in MIND

The podcast of “Produzioni dal Basso” delves into one of the most important initiatives of Fondazione Triulza and its network of founders and partners: the Social Innovation Academy. Operating in MIND since 2018, the Academy focuses on social innovation and on the promotion of a new model of social economy, creating strategic initiatives such as the Social Innovation Campus – involving thousands of young people every year – and initiatives of Capacity Building and technology transfer for cooperatives and social-tech enterprises. The Social Innovation Academy is a laboratory that enhances the contamination between knowledge inside and outside MIND, a space of co-planning and collaboration for all: Third Sector, Civil Economy, Philanthropic Bodies, Universities and Research Centres, Public Institutions, Finance, Companies to encourage collaboration on innovation and social impact between profit and non-profit companies and between public and private sector.

Mario Calderini, professor at the Polytechinc of Milan, member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Triulza and President of the Scientific Committee of the Social Innovation Academy, and Chiara Pennasi, Director of the Fondazione Triulza, talk about the Academy in this episode of the podcast: https:/ /bit.ly/aepxmind

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