Congratulations Massimo!

We are pleased to announce that our co-founder Massimo Mercuri will be joining the Advisory Board of SCImPULSE, as of June 30th, 2017 and resigning from the Board of Directors. 



Massimo recently joined AkzoNobel, in The Netherlands, as Director of Digital Innovation and Strategy to amplify the digital capabilities and accelerate growth by integrating digitalization into the DNA of that company”.

Part of his mission there is the creation of a space for experimentation that fosters an open innovation ecosystem. As you can imagine, it's not a simple mission, but we are confident that he is the right person to do this, after having steered SCImPULSE together through its start-up phase, which we have recently resumed in our yearly reportand we are united in wishing him success!

CERN-Lego-Serious-Play Challenge Based Innovation  https://goo.gl/wJxhqj


It is to ensure he can be successful in his new endeavour, and at the same time guarantee that SCimPULSE governance has the necessary attention, that he is moving to the Advisory Board of the Foundation, where activities require less time commitment.

His outgoing role will be taken up by a new member of the Board, soon to be announced, and partially redistributed within the organization, in a process of reshaping that is part of an organic maturation of the Foundation’s management.

Massimo, in his new SCImPUSE role, will help to update the function of the Advisory Board, designing with the Board of Directors a new set of rules of engagement, and negotiating a calendar of annual meetings.

It is the beginning of a new era for SCImPULSE, and the renewal of its management structure is an opportunity that we will seize to accelerate and consolidate the growing infrastructure that the Foundation manages to ensure the success of its projects to navigate towards ever-greater heights.



Welcome New OpenCare Fellows!

Let’s welcome Winnie Poncelet and Gehan Macleod, Community Curator and OpenCare Fellows. Winnie and Gehan will be facilitating a series of themed sessions at the upcoming OpenVillage Festival in Brussels, Belgium, on October 19-21, 2017. This event is part of OpenCare, a research project on how to make health and social care accessible for all, open source and participatory.

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Winnie Poncelet - Engineer, Biologist, sustainable change maker, and Co-founder of the first DIYbio lab in Flanders. The organizations he’s co-founded involved science and technology. He’s been active in several different fields including engineering,  game theory, arts, sustainability, biotechnology, and education. Winnie has an unrivaled gift for inciting cooperation, deconstructing and combining diverse perspectives. His knack for capturing the overall picture and its diversity are sure to add a refreshing wave of change.

He is coordinating the OpenInsulin research group at Edgeryders. The digital workspace for the Belgian chapter of the Open Insulin project, with the researchers collaborating online.

Gehan Macleod - disruptive innovator, activist, social entrepreneur and Founder of GalGael Trust. GalGael Trust is an organization providing learning experiences anchored in practical activities for helping people whose lives have been emotionally battered and challenged by unemployment, or economically inactive, depression or addiction.

These projects require collaborative efforts from co–working, either in the carpentry workshop or the timber warehouse. The completed projects are sold through social enterprise helping people carve their future. One of the ways this is accomplished is by involving the community in traditional skills, such as boat building and restoration. Rekindling work and meaning in communities where there is little of either.

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OpenVillage, a 3-day event encompassing various themes, each approaching from a different angle the question of how we care for one another where old models of care systems fail. It’s a participant built event dedicated to bringing together existing projects into a showcase of a new health and social care system powered by open source and community-driven solutions.

Are you interested in building healthy organizations, communities or societies promoting growth, resilience, and tenacity? What is going on in your community or in the world to help shape an Open Care environment? What skills do you have to bring community practices into reality?
Learn more about you could get involved in the OpenVillage Festival here.


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Update-Conversations on Care

Through the many initiatives that are connected with OpenCare, there are as many stories that are untold. Stories that are deserving to be shared and explored to discover how conversation weaved together is the canvas for these projects. How communities, people, family, random strangers add value to creating a solution. In those random conversations are the seeds of change often discovered? We will be sharing them on the Edgeryders platform, click here and have a glimpse of those early collisions of discussions that Irene Lanza was privileged to experience to help move SoundSight forward. Or, the physiotherapist that by sharing his challenges changed the course of reHub.

Interested in creating change in health care, or you have a story how use you are using open source science, hardware or software solutions to meet care needs? Or, you want to share your experience of giving or receiving care? Join OpenVillage and Propose a Session or Get a Ticket Click here!

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Joining CERN openlab as research member

We are proud to share with you that SCImPULSE has joined CERN openlab as a research member. The Chairman of our Board of Director, Dr. Marco Manca, and the Director General of CERN, Prof. Fabiola Gianotti, signed a collaboration framework agreement between SCImPULSE Foundation and CERN in November 2016.
For those of you not familiar with this most exciting CERN endeavor, CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership founded in 2001. Through CERN openlab, CERN collaborates with leading companies and research institutions to accelerate the development of the cutting-edge ICT solutions required to support researchers at CERN — and beyond — in their pioneering work.
SCImPULSE Foundation has joined a project on big-data analytics with Intel and CERN; it addresses use cases related to industrial controls, physics analysis tools, and epidemiology. You might have already guessed we will be chiefly involved in the latter.
Exciting times lie ahead, and we look forward to sharing with you how this cooperation will evolve and develop, both by concise technical reports, and by telling the life of our researchers on site, embracing with enthusiasm the openness spirit of our new partner! Let’s boldly go where no one’s gone before."
~ Dr. Marco Manca, President and Chairman, SCimPULSE Foundation

To find out more about the role of SCimPULSE in this research, please follow us on Twitter @ScimPulse and @CERNopenlab , and periodically visit the URL


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