CIID is founded on the vision to create a positive impact on society through creative thinking and digital technologies. The Institute is bringing its life-centred innovation model to Latam with the clear mission to support the region’s efforts for social and economic progress.

The CIID team is committed to build a long-term presence in Latam. As a first action in the region, CIID is bringing its Summer School programme to Costa Rica in April 2018. This is a training platform held in San Jose’ where over the period of three weeks, thirty experts from around the world will run a series of fifteen one-week long workshops. 

Each workshop is welcoming maximum 20 participants from all backgrounds and open to everyone who wants to learn a new skill or a new approach at the intersection of innovation, digital technologies, and design thinking. All workshops are using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the UN as a context for learning, thus there will be a direct connection between the CIID Summer School in Costa Rica and local social and economic challenges in the region. Thanks to its ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, the CIID Summer School will be a catalyst for change where new strategic conversations are started across all the participants as well as the people who will attend the open talks and exhibitions.

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