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« Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces », #RGCSBarcelona seminar on fablabs & crowdfunding

« Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces », #RGCSBarcelona seminar on fablabs & crowdfunding

By Heloise Berkowitz (Ecole Polytechnique, i3-CRG)

We thank IBEI for graciously hosting the event and for Carlos, Helena and Gloria for their precious help in organizing the seminar. And we thank our three presentators : Ignasi Capdevila (PSB), Tomas Diez (Fab City Research Lab Director, Smart Citizen Co-founder) and Sergi Figueres Moret (former IBEI student, co-founder and CEO of “Worldcoo”).


On the 25th of May, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals hosted a #RGCSBarcelona seminar on “Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces”. The objective was to open a dialogue between two dimensions of the collaborative economy: fab labs and crowdfunding. Indeed, the collaborative economy not only deeply transforms and challenges working practices, but also calls for rethinking funding models and financial systems.


A demonstration of percussions opened the seminar, right below the windows of the classroom.

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The seminar started with a presentation by Ignasi CapdevilaRead more

Final program #visualizinghacking2017 in Tokyo

Final program #visualizinghacking2017 in Tokyo

Our learning expedition will start on Monday, 12th (9 AM) and end on Thursday, 15th (3PM). This experimentation follows #visualizinghacking2016 in Berlin (see: It aims at visiting innovation labs, independent and corporate maker spaces, fab labs, hacker space, coworking spaces, accelerators and incubators, and to take pictures of (or draw) bricolages, improvisations, creativity movements and hacking gestures which are at the heart of new work practices. The results will be exhibited in London during the 2nd RGCS Symposium in January 2018 (as we did for the first RGCS Symposium at Paris City hall).

We will be a core group of academics and entrepreneurs exploring, walking and continuously discussing our analyses and surprises.  This experimentation will be opened to all people (entrepreneurs, makers, journalists, academics, students, artists…) who want to join us for the visits and/or meeting points. Free registration can be completed via our Eventbrite.

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CFP – 2nd RGCS Symposium

CFP – 2nd RGCS Symposium

Dear all,

The next RGCS Symposium will take place at UCL, Cass Business School and Dauphine London in January, 18th and 19th 2018. It will be about « Coworkers, Makers & Hackers: True Opportunities to Renew Work Practices and Entrepreneurship?« .

To download the CFP, click here.

Looking forward to meeting you all in London!


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La vidéo de la TR « Entrepreneurs et innovateurs dans la cité : une nouvelle classe politique ? » est en ligne – 30/11/2016

La vidéo de la TR « Entrepreneurs et innovateurs dans la cité : une nouvelle classe politique ? » est en ligne – 30/11/2016

Roundtable organized on November the 30th, 2016 in partnership with PSL and université Paris-Dauphine (MBC).

Thanks to: Emmanuelle Hoss (DGA de la SEMAEST), Henri Verdier (directeur inter-ministeriel du numérique), Jean-Pierre Corniou (DGA et co-fondateur de SIA partners), Aurélien Denaes (co-fondateur de Casaco et administrateur du collectif des tiers-lieux), Pierre-Marie Langlois (co-fondateur d’Hexag’on) et François-Xavier de Vaujany (Professeur à l’université Paris-Dauphine, fondateur et président du think tank RGCS).… Read more

Next seminar of RGCS London: 20th October

Please find below an invitation for the next seminar of RGCS London which will take place the 20th October (4 PM) at Cass Business School:


The topic will be « Public policies about entrepreneurship and innovation in London: just market-driven? »

Looking forward to meeting you all there!


Stefan, Hélène, Nathalie and François, co-coordinators of RGCS London

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