Global Lab Europe, Developing a European Competition to support the creation of social enterprises at European Project Centers
Following Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI's) plan of becoming "The Global Polytechnic," the WPI Global Lab sees an opportunity to work alongside European project centers to promote and foster WPI networking and collaboration. Our goal is to catalyze relevant and meaningful collaborative initiatives in Europe by proposing programs and events hosted in Venice, Italy. With the help of SerenDPT and WPI’s Global Lab, we developed suggestions for a Global Lab Europe (GLUE) branch to promote the incubation of programs designed at the European Project Centers. Our suggestions revolve around hosting an array of events that foster collaboration and the progression of innovative solutions in Europe. From the research conducted we determined that once GLUE is established, hosting an annual Collabathon cycle - composed of a Symposium, a series of Co-Creation Workshops, and finally a Collabathon Campaign - will foster collaboration within WPI’s ecosystem worldwide.