Social Innovation Park Bilbao Pecha Kucha- SIX and the City Summer School
Basque Scial Innovation.
A collective enterprise.
Six and the City Summer School. Singapore 15/17 2010.
This is the story of an small region that only 30 years ago
had to face the end of a cruel dictatorship, a deep
economic crisis, the highest unemployment figures in
Europe and a violent conflict.
This transformation was possible due to truly disruptive
social innovation. Multinational companies left but local
family businness reinvented themselves, investing in
technology and collaborating with each other.
Today, the Basque region ranks 4th in the
UN Human Development Index
This is the homeland of the world´s biggest
industrial cooperative corporation (MCC), the 7th
largest bank (BBVA) and two of the leading renewal
companies: Iberdrola and Gamesa.
Basque Social Innovation.
Social Innovation in the Basque region means large
scale projects, industrial production and
cooperativism. The difference with other social
innovation hubs focuses on the volume and the
NGOs owning banks?
The new key players are family businesses, local
governments, industrial cooperatives, NGOs and even
DenokInn, the next step towards
The new route towards social innovation:
1.- Identify large scale projects.
2.- Rapid prototyping .
4.- Expeditionary marketing.
5.- Social Club of Angels.
New challenges: Hiriko and the Social Innovation Park.