While staying in Lisbon for a few weeks, I decided to see more of the country and planned a trip to Porto for a long weekend at the end of May. After booking my trip, I stumbled upon a MeetUp group, makesense Portugal, and discovered that they had an SenseFiction event planned over the time I was there. Naturally, I signed up.
From makesense.org: makesense is a growing community that is mainly run by volunteers with about 35,000 members worldwide. makesense is a playground with a purpose: we offer a chance to get involved and to make a real difference to the world by working on issues that citizens really care about with other people who share the same passion.
The SenseFiction event was held at the wonderful Porto Design Factory (PDF), created to advance knowledge and nurture leaders and innovators to anticipate, serve or solve societal and economic needs, through an integrated, interdisciplinary education program. There was a team in residence the day the event took place that was working alongside CERN to propose applications of CERN technology that benefit society in the future for 2020, 2025 and 2030, colliding technology with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
I was impressed by all that was going on in the makesense and PDF communities and was excited to participate in this exercise. Before deciding which team to join, we heard idea pitches from a couple of the attendees, myself one of them.
To see the project I pitched and the proposed solution, read the rest of this post on my portfolio page: SenseFiction Day – Transform an Idea Into a Social Startup.