October 2017 - Cooperacy Open Ecosystem for AIR3

AIR3, the Association of Italian Film Directors, asked Cooperacy to facilitate their assembly meetings through a participative format. The end of October marked an important moment for AIR3 as a decision about its future governance was needed. In this occasion Cooperacy organized a one-day meeting based on the Open Ecosystem.

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September 2017 - Cooperacy @ Hackathon on Rare Diseases

During the second edition of the “Forum on sustainability and opportunities in the health sector” that took place in Florence on September 29-30, Cooperacy facilitated a hackathon on rare diseases aiming at fostering the cooperation in the development of a medical or paramedical idea. Five groups of students from PoliMi-NECST Lab and Laba-Libera Accademia di Belle Arti di Brescia participated in the hackathon and two of them equally shared the victory.

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September 2017 - Cooperacy @ Techfestival in Copenhagen

Techfestival aim was to start a new conversation on the relationship between humans & technology: people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities gatehered in Copenhagen to attend events, talks and meetups.

Cooperacy participated with three activities:

  • an event where participants could learn more about cooperation and the social technologies that may enhance it and could experiment physical cooperation through an acro-yoga demo
  • a session of “Cooperative Monopoly“ where participants - with the help of the workshop coordinators - experimented a different social system able to bring common enjoyment
  • cph150, a two-day think tank with 150 philosophers, designers, technologists, artists, researchers and writers that resulted in a progressive manifesto on responsible tech development: the Copenhagen Letter

Spring 2017 – Cooperacy @ the Partial Least Square 2017 International Conference

The Cooperacy Research Team developed the Cooperation Context Index by Country, an international index which describes whether the context of a country may facilitate or inhibit people to cooperate. The relative scientific article, accepted for presentation and conference, was written by Alessandro Merletti De Palo, Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Mariangela Nitti, Gianna Monti and Fabio Marigo. In particular, Alessandro and Mostafa have been working without knowing each other for two years. Here you find the picture shot when they met for the first time, just in Macau at the PLS'17 conference.

Autumn 2016 – Cooperacy @ the Open Production Conference

During the Conference at NYU Stern School of Business, Cooperacy is invited in Hamburg for the Open Production Conference. During the conference a video interview asks Alessandro Merletti De Palo to talk about the importance of a interdisciplinary approach.

Spring 2016 – Cooperacy @ the Collective Intelligence Conference

Cooperacy investigations are chosen again by the Center for Collective Intelligence International Conference, this time held in New York at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Autumn 2015 - the Horizon 2020 group

Cooperacy brings together many international partners for the big project of developing a cooperation theory game portal and its mobile app able to make people learn how to cooperate. The project is developed, and after a first trial it is resubmitted in 2016. The participant institutions are:

Cooperacy Research Association, Italy
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Universidad de Málaga, Spain
University of Coimbra, Portugal
University of Manchester, England
Delft University of Technology, Holland
DemocracyOS, Argentina
Meet the Media Guru, Italy
Marconi University, Italy
Slovak Academy of Science, Slovak Republic
Them Games, France
Amarena Pictures, Italy
Genius Loci, Italy
La Sapienza, Italy
CNRS Paris, France
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Universidade Lusofona, Portugal
Urbanisticni Institut, Republike Slovenije
Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
CPHFTW IVS Techfestival, Denmark
University of Thessaly, Greece
Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Fundación Deusto, Spain
Alpha Consulting, Italy
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
IDLab, Italy
Purple Network, Italy

Autumn 2015 - Cooperacy invited @ the First Positive Peace Conference

Due to the strong similarities between the Positive Peace concept and the Cooperative Contexts in international indicators, Cooperacy is invited by the Institute for Economy and Peace at the first Inaugural Conference on Positive Peace at Stanford. Due to lack of funds, Cooperacy had to reluctantly decline.

Autumn 2015 - Cooperacy amongst the Milano Smart City Sharing Economy Experts

The Milan municipality inserts Cooperacy amongst the Sharing Economy Experts and Operators for the Milano Smart City Project.

Autumn 2015 – Cooperacy @ the IASC Conference The City as a commons in Bologna

The paper from Cooperacy is selected for the IASC Conference "The City as a commons" in Bologna. During a plenary speech, Alessandro suggests to have a common fund for changing the current economic system that is the principle obstacle against a culture based on the commons framework. The idea is appreciated with some smiles -and some laughing too- because of its eccentric nature. When back home, Alessandro understands that a collection of common money could be the missing piece of the Cooperacy project.

Summer 2015 – Cooperacy @ the Collective Intelligence Conference

Cooperacy presents its model and poster during the Collective Intelligence Conference, 2015, in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, at the presence of Google Vice President Regina Duncan and the Facebook Research Lab. The poster gathers a wide audience, the people remain also after the end of the presentation.

Spring 2015 - Cooperacy amongst the scientific members of the OuiShare Fest Research Lab

While awaiting the response from the University of Michigan, we sent the same paper also to the Ouishare Fest, the leading festival of the Sharing Economy movement in Paris. In March we were notified that we had been chosen as part of their research lab. There, the model is well appreciated and many people seem to be interested, but only a few really get in touch with the Cooperacy group.

Winter 2015 - Cooperacy approved @ CIC 2015

The paper goes well and Ilario and Alessandro decide to invest private money and fly to Silicon Valley in order to attend the Collective Intelligence Conference in Santa Clara. The group start to prepare the poster that will be used to present the model.

Autumn 2014 - Cooperacy research group

Alessandro Merletti De Palo looks for researchers interested in the Cooperation model he had been into for many years. He contacts his long term partner in the previous studies, the group psychologist Maria Gisa Masia, who introduced him to the psychological approach to groups dynamics. Then he invites the statistician Mariangela Nitti too in order to start the preliminary data studies about the Cooperation Context Index. Alessandro Mancinella, a Masia colleague, will join the group in order to support the social representation analysis; Ilario Tito is of course part of the team together with other two who will then leave the group for lack of time. An Indian developer, Kanwar Ujjawal Sing sets the first basic website. The researchers edit a presentation paper in order to participate at the 2015 Collective Intelligence Conference organised by Scott Page from the University of Michigan and by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence held in Santa Clara (CA), Silicon Valley.

2014 - The Beginning

At the beginning of 2014, Alessandro Merletti De Palo meets Ilario Tito, an old friend from primary school, at Bar della Pace (The Peace Bar) in Rome, and tells him about the possibility of a social ecosystem based on cooperation where wealth, activities and governance are well distributed. They plan to look for other people interested in the idea.