7 Teams in Training

7 Teams in Training

Seven teams, 30 students and 6 months to develop their project idea. This is the new challenge launched by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale with  Phyrtual Factory, a free and inclusive self-enterprise programme for young men and women in Italy.


The educational objective is to provide all young men and women – from high school students to young graduates and unemployed individuals – with the opportunity to create a project, acquire new strategic competences and meet enterprises, to learn, collaborate and enrich their personal ecosystems.


The programme is based on courses, workshops, work groups and activities with consultants to allow participants to develop an innovative idea (technological, social, civic) – even just an idea – and participate in a concrete experience that will provide them with new competences and an outlook on different professions.


Yesterday, the first course was held at the Phyrtual Innovation Gym by Alfonso Molina, Scientific Director of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and Personal Chair in Technology Strategy, and Cecilia Stajano [@CStajano], Lego® Serious Play® Trained LSP facilitator and School Innovation Coordinator. Participants worked on developing their personal and project ecosystem, identifying the challenges to address and the objectives to reach over the course of six months.


Eleonora Curatola recorded the impressions and ideas of some of the participants.


Ambra, a Computer Science student, and Roberta, Health Services professor, are working together to develop a CrowdActing Project. They are positive that their different experiences and backgrounds will lead to a winning idea.



Valeria is not even 18, but she knows what she is doing. She is the only woman on her team and has already studied the possible evolution of her entrepreneurial idea over a 30-year period.

Roberto (25) is an engineer. She lives in Milan, where, together with her brother and best friend, she is working on “Urby.” The tight-knit team, will have to overcome physical distances between Milan, Turin and Palermo, meeting via Skype!

Alessandro, a student at IIS Dante Alighieri in Anagni, was in the team that won the “IoT Acceleration” Hackathon promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the Fondazione Lars Magnus Ericsson. Project “Sun Flower” participates in the pre-acceleration programme to improve and optimise the initial prototype and prepare it for the market.




Some photos from the afternoon




The enterprise volunteering formula will support participants and help them with consulting activities and support in the development and monitoring of their enterprise ideas.


Make a difference, become part of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale’s Self-Enterprise Network!


For further information: e.amorelli@mondodigitale.org