A Culture of Innovation

A Culture of Innovation

The Scientific Director of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Alfonso Molina,  participated in the CSVnet Conference 2019 on “The Folly of Volunteers” speaking at the preliminary session that was held on October 3. In his lecture, Prof. Molina addressed a relatively unexplored aspect of service centres: technological innovation and the challenge this could represent to the third sector in general.


Here is a video interview with Alessia Ceccotti for Redattore Sociale:


Molina: It is necessary to promote a culture of innovation in Italy

Here is a video interview with the Scientific Director of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, who participated in the Trento “Folly of Volunteers” Preliminary Session. Prof. Molina reflected on the issue of technological innovation and its importance for CSV and the third sector.
Redattore Sociale, Oct. 4, 2019


According to Professor Molina, this is an opportunity that must be grabbed now that technology is available, free or low-cost for the entire value chain of CSV. Technology is permeating all areas of our lives and “it cannot be eluded. In order to continue what we are doing, we need innovation.” In his lecture, Prof. Molina, who taught Technology Strategy for over 20 years at the University of Edinburgh, identified the characteristics of the CSV System from which to kick off an innovation process: for example,  the ability to network and develop new ways to supply services, optimising costs and waste, thanks to inter-CSV collaboration. Moreover, Prof. Molina also pointed out that the potential to drive a true change in Italy resides in the very network of centres that can interact with the community, schools and institutions.