Ekomodo, an example of circular and sustainable economy

I am back. This summer has been a very special and peculiar one. It allowed me to rest a little, read a little, observe a lot and make new friends, that kind of friends that leave their mark. The same one that the fact of saving plastic bottle caps a few years ago, more than a decade at least, left me. That’s why today’s post has to do with caps, but also with creativity, innovation, youth, circular economy, environment and the desire to change for the better.

Are you ready for it? Go ahead.

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H4C3R (English version)

I wish you a good summer with a news like the one I share with you today. Not only because behind it is a friend and colleague like Garbiñe Henry, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the University of Deusto (UD) and her team, but also because I know that to reach this “result” there is a lot of effort and many hours of thinking, readjusting and defending.

I’ll tell you quickly, I’m sure that, although today’s post is very interesting, many people are more aware of the hours you have left for your much-needed vacation than of what I’m telling you today. So, let’s get to the point.

This post is contextualized in the new Deusto 2022 Strategic Plan of the University of Deusto, whose motto is

“people and institutions that together transform the world to make it more just, more humane and more sustainable”.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit wants to train people in an integral way (they have been doing it for years), people who transform themselves in order to transform. To this end, the Unit has designed the Deusto Model of Entrepreneurship (H4C3R), which has the following purpose  people who transform themselves to transfor:

To support people throughout their lives, promoting an entrepreneurial and innovative culture inside and outside the University, so that they become agents of economic and social transformation, in cooperation with the rest of the ecosystem; in short, people who transform themselves in order to transform.

4 are the objectives and priority lines of action that have been set and which can be summarised as follows:

  1. To promote the entrepreneurial culture by carrying out awareness-raising, communication and dissemination tasks.
  2. To develop the entrepreneurial and innovative skills that every entrepreneur (transforming agent) needs.
  3. To promote and accompany the implementation of entrepreneurial projects in the spaces that the UD has.
  4. To position the UD in the entrepreneurial ecosystem through networking, cooperation, internationalization or the co-creation of projects.

I invite you to watch the following video in which the 4 H, 3 C and R are explained very well.

Thank you, Garbiñe, for embodying the work of so many years in this model and congratulations to the team.

To all the people who follow me, I wish you a happy summer, very happy, in which you can rest and enjoy yourselves safely. You know, put your masks on and let’s enjoy every moment together.

Hugs and show through your eyes that life is worth living.

BREAKING THE WALL

As summer is approaching, today I bring you an initiative that I found very interesting. It is a way to move from an entrepreneur to an innovative and solidary action.

It’s called BREAKING THE WALL, a solidarity escape room created in collaboration between ALBOAN and Cocolisto. ALBOAN is the NGO of international cooperation of the Jesuits in Euskadi and Navarra, and Cocolisto is a team of people specialized in using the game, also as a training element.

It is presented as a global emergency campaign COVID-19 whose aim is to raise funds to alleviate the effects of the pandemic among vulnerable communities in countries in Latin America, Africa or India with fragile or non-existent health systems.

BREAKING THE WALL is designed as an interactive collaborative game that proposes a series of enigmas to collapse and dismantle the famous fakes news, as well as prejudices, fears and false rumours about migrants and refugees.

There is no age limit and the game is designed so that up to 4 people can participate from different places. All you need is the desire to have a good time, to contribute to a great cause and a minimum of 12 euros.

Now that there are so many birthdays to celebrate, how about making an original gift? I’ve already done it, and you, what are you waiting for? Just go to http://breakingthewall.alboan.org/ and follow the very simple instructions. You will receive a code and everything will be ready to play. You will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle. Will you be able to?

Ready, steady, go!

The breakfast burger

On Wednesday the 3rd of June, the second session of the live interviews cycle of Inspira STEAM at home took place, whose aim is to give visibility to female scientists and technologists. I have already talked to you about Inspira STEAM before, but not about today’s protagonist. She is an 18-year-old researcher, inventor, and entrepreneur, who is currently studying her second year of Medicine.

Do you want to know a bit more about this woman? Keep reading. (more…)