Relevant projects carried out in Creativity, Innovation and Design
First Draft (since 2004)
A blog for discussions related to craftsmanship, design, globalization of SMEs, competitiveness.
VIU Graduate Seminar: "rethinking manufacturing, consumption and globalizaton in the era of automation" (2019)
Twenty years ago, the TeDIS Center has been developed proposing a specific line of research devoted to study the relationship between the rise of network technologies and the model of organization of economic activities. The present competitive scenario is characterized by the rise of a new set of technologies that are reshaping the way production and consumption is organized. This VIU Graduate Seminar aims offers a training opportunity to discuss the challenges of this new scenario, providing a framework to interpret the deep transformations that will occur at multiple levels – firms, countries, consumers / citizens, cities.
Homo Faber (2018 and 2020)
Michelangelo Foundation appointed Tedis and particularly Stefano Micelli, its Scientific Director as expert to collaborate in the concept of their Homo Faber project and to select some of the artisans that took part of the exhibition.
is one of the innovation projects of Banca IFIS Impresa which aims to tell the Bank through its client companies.
Banca IFIS every month selected the companies among all the Italian regions and met the entrepreneurs directly in their productive realities for a storytelling through the development of mini-documentaries describing their stories. Tedis contributed to the concept development and to the storytelling management.
Italian Association City of Ceramics (2017/2108)
Tedis carried out a research on the "go-to-market" model strategy declinated to the Ceramics sector.
PIM Center (2017/2018)
Tedis has been appointed by PIM to collaborate in a research analyzing the revitalization of city centers through the artisans labs and shops as key factor of the economic reinassance of urban life.
Digital Artisan Lab (2015/2016)
IFIS bank appointed TeDIS to implement a communication plan on digital workshops in order to show how traditional Italian companies of Made in Italy had the capacity to transform theirselves in companies confronting the global economic challenges thanks to the new technologies of the digital manufacturing.
the activities carried on were:
-to develop a communication format and platform where to higlights the workshops case studies;
-to identify the case studies to be part of the video platform.
Digital Artisan Lab is the container committed to create a storytelling of this path and of this transformation.
Maker Faire Rome (2014/2016)
showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness of the "Makers Movement".
TeDIS has been appointed by Innovacamera (Chamber of Commerce of Rome) to carry on dissemination and supporting activities within the framework of the Maker Faire 2016, 2015 and 2014, that were held in Rome annually in October.
-Manufacturing hackathon: Planning and coordination of manufacturing hackathon held in locations identified by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome.
- Makers school: creation of a national network of technical and vocational schools that participated in setting up prototypes and projects to be presented during the events that took place in the Innovation Week
- Digital artisans: selection of a group of craftsmen who were able to transform their traditional business.
- Call for school: Italian schools participated to the annual call for application.
Digital Manifacturing (2015):
Fondazione Make in Italy appointed TeDIS to carry on parts of its research on:
- digital manifacturing for growth and productivity
- companies strategies transformation
- digital manifacturing and innovation of Made in Italy
- the evolution of Fab Lab business models
The data analysis supported by questionnaires and case studies focussed on the impact of technologies on digital manifaturing and on the evolution of companies strategies.
Valore artigiano (2013/2014)
The Artisans Federation of Entrepreneurs of Vicenza (FAIV) appointed TeDIS to design and implement a series of Workshops and Labs addressed to young designers coming from the main European Design Schools to promote the linkages between local artisans and contemporary designers in order to develop an innovative approach to the artisan world.
Main Publications related to this focus area
Micelli. S.: "Fare è innovare: il nuovo lavoro artigiano"; Il Mulino ed., May 2016
Bettiol M., (2015), Raccontare il Made in Italy. Un nuovo legame tra cultura e manifattura, Venezia, Marsilio
Bettiol M., Micelli S. (2014), “The hidden side of design: the relevance of artisanship”, Design Issues, Winter 2014, Vol. 30, No. 1: 7–18
Micelli, S.: "Futuro Artigiano: l'innovazione nelle mani degli italiani", Marsilio I Grilli ed., June 2011
Micelli, S; Mannino, I.(curators): "L'innovazione diventa sostenibile"; Giovani imprenditori Unindustria Treviso ed., April 2011
Bettiol M; Chiarvesio M; Micelli S.; "Innovazione, performance e design nelle imprese leader dei distretti industriali italiani"; in Baglieri E; Lojacono G; (curators), "Vincere con le idee", Egea ed., 2009
Bettiol M., Micelli S.: "Design e creatività nel made in Italy. Proposte per i distretti industriali", Bruno Mondadori ed., 2005