Fernanda Torre


Balticlab is an innovation programme, which brings entrepreneurs and creatives in the Baltic Sea region together to explore new perspectives and sources of inspiration and to together prototype the future.

The aim of the programme was to the create a community and network of entrepreneurs and creatives in the region who know each other, can collaborate and empower the region as a whole to become more innovative, creative and prosperous. As this network flourishes, new opportunities for collaboration open up. Through looking at creative industries, media collaborations and entrepreneurial perspectives we aimed to equip young innovative individuals in the region with expertise on starting their own business or carrying out a project idea, as well as to provide them with the appropriate tools, skills and connections necessary to achieve these ends in an inter-regional context. The programme was divided into two parts: an annual curated Networking Weekend, and a three module Balticlab Ideation programme.

Balticlab - Connecting Creative Minds from Balticlab TV on Vimeo.

I designed the programme and facilitaded Balticlab between December 2012 to May 2014, together with Mikolaj Norek and the team from the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Swedish Institute.

Balticlab had participants from Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Russia.

Workshops and Speakers:

Marcus Steinberg (Helsinki Design Lab, Snowcone & Haystack), Uffe Elbæk (The KaosPilots, Change the Game, The Alternative), The Good TribeHlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir (Experience Design Group Konstfack, Hlin&Co), Agnieszka Jacobson (curator, School of Form), Hrafnkell Birgisson (berlinord), Henrik Johansson (Change Design, Fantastic Studios), Shawn Westcott, Lundahl & Seitl, among many others... 


The facilitation and program design was made together with Mikolaj Norek.

Swedish Institute: Mikael Olsson PhD. and Olga Knudsen.

CBSS (Council for the Baltic Sea States): Anthony Jay Olsson and Mirjam Külm.

Photos and Video: Flip-Flop interactive.

More information on Balticlab here and more photos here.

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