An “entrepreneurial gymnasium” designed to bring university students closer to corporate culture and stimulate their creativity, passion, and resourcefulness
ICARO aims to create concrete solutions to problems and challenges launched by local and national companies, with a view to open innovation.
The scientific direction is curated by a faculty of excellence, made up of university professors, professionals and entrepreneurs.
ICARO was conceived, created and promoted since 2016 by Fondazione Golinelli, in collaboration with Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (UNIBO). For 2020 the partnership has been expanded and renewed. In addition to the University of Bologna, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Parma and the University of Ferrara have also become partners.
This new edition follows a pioneering path for the Italian ecosystem, combining the approach of design thinking to the lean startup: the first brings design around the concrete needs of man, the second proposes a design inspired by the scientific method of experimenting and testing hypotheses cyclically, using available resources more efficiently.
The training course is complimentary thanks to the support of Fondazione Golinelli and its partners.
ICARO, through an experiential path, aims to stimulate, develop and enhance different soft skills related to the entrepreneurial mindset, referring to the structure proposed by the European Union "Entrecomp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Frameworks: creativity, spotting opportunities, perseverance and motivation, self-efficacy, planning and management, coping with uncertainty and risk.