Turin Hub was one of only four Global Shapers Hubs selected from a highly competitive pool to implement a pilot project within the Programme. The pilot phase run from January to July 2021. Throughout the process, Shapers were directly supported by the Global Shapers Team, the WEF and the local Advisory Board made up of leading experts in the area of Circular Economy. Shapers have organized a panel presenting some Members of the Advisory Board to the public at Davos Lab Torino in April 2021 (reaching over 450 viewers and 70 engagements).
The programme provides participating Hubs with the Scale360° Playbook, a guide listing nearly 30 possible interventions to select from, customize and deliver according to the local needs. Although Piedmont is not lacking organizations that support circular economy solutions, they tend to operate in silos rather than through collaborative partnerships, resulting in the fragmentation of the local circular economy ecosystem. Turin Hub has resolved to carry out the intervention called “Co-Creation Session” to bring these actors together to discuss common challenges and find tangible common solutions.
The Co-Creation Session took place on 3rd June and included over 30 representatives from 14 organizations operating in or headquartered in the region. Among these were regional policy-makers and representatives from major corporations and SMEs, universities and existing circular economy networks. Over 20 Turin Shapers have contributed to the organization or facilitation of the Co-Creation Session, led by Margherita Barbieri and Simona Grande.
Within the Co-Creation Session, participants provided more insights into the possible future development of the Programme in Turin. The Playbook’s intervention “Network Formation” has emerged at the top priority, preferably with a name “Hub” instead of “Network”. “Policy Working Group” was the second most voted scenario. The session resulted in at least 5 valuable connections sparked among local stakeholders, as reported by participants a month later, and the efforts of the pilot programme were reported by national and local press.