Innovation Gym is a research lab dedicated to the discovery of new ways to invent and/or re-invent ideas, processes, products, policies and infrastructures, through mind-shifting towards innovative thinking and the use of existing knowledge and experience.Â
Innovation Gym is a blend of artistic and scientific practices/actions, applied in society for the benefit of the people and the economy, whilst focusing on the aspect of social impact. This practical crash course is always custom-made and combined with a research on a specific topic on which it focuses each time, and a study of the profile of the people attending.Â It is addressed to cultural workers, young researchers, scientists, practitioners and students from the creative sectors.Â
Innovation Gym is developed in three steps:
1. How to get new and innovative ideas.
2. How to select and predict which of your ideas will succeed.
3. Design the blueprints and plans of your idea in a rapid-mapping approach.
Innovation Gym is founded by Achilleas Kentonis, trans-disciplinary artist, innovation trainer and engineer. Kentonis studied Engineering, Physics and Fine Arts at the University of South Alabama, USA and at theÂ Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain, and completed a professional education programme on Innovation at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Boston, USA. As researcher / scientist he participated in research programmes at NASA, the University of Cyprus and the Aegean University. He is the founder of Innovation Gym and co-founder of ARTos Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to Arts, Sciences, Innovation and Social Impact through creative practices.Â
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