Innovatours Event Barcelona
What Innovatours Is About
A Tour of Innovators
Started in Istanbul, visiting all major innovation hubs in the world before colonizing in new planets
3 Cities in less than 2 years
Istanbul, London and Next Stop is Barcelona
Not A Conference
Break your thinking patterns to open innovation processes through our participatory concept, interactive labs, experimental format and inspiring talks. Join an interdisciplinary crowd of future thinkers, creative minds and collaborate on new ideas.
More of An Event
Join innovatours, to experience a new generation of innovation event. Enjoy innovatours’ unique concept with interactive, creative, and experimental labs along with inspiring talks and many activities during an intensive, unforgettable day. Rather than hundreds bold notes, you’ll be eye-to-eye with some of the world’s leading innovative minds.
One of distinguished points of innovatours is its’ hands-on Labs. You will learn most effective innovation and design approaches in 5 different labs all day long:
- Design Lab
- Startup Lab
- Creativity Lab
- Growth Lab
- Demo Lab
25+ Global Speakers
Gain valuable insights, new perspectives and inspiring ideas. Thanks to our 25+ interdisciplinary and international speakers.
Innovation Tools & Methods
Learn new innovation tools/methods and new ways of innovating through innovatours’ hands-on Labs. Go from ideas to tangible outcomes/solutions and develop your skills in our thematic workshops.
Develop new perspectives by meeting and engaging with a diversity of people, backgrounds and experiences. Question, think and collaborate for break through innovations and changes.
Having fun is at the core of innovatours’ soul. Relax and experience activities on and off the innovatours’ grounds. Combine mindfulness and art, sweat off stress with city tour, culture spots, innovatours party and our demo labs.
Connect with next generation innovators, future leaders, changer makers, creative minds and 250 distinguished participants from diverse and cross-industry backgrounds.
Travel ◆ Innovation is a journey. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide. Travel is a part of education. Most importantly, it is a part of innovation.
Expect Participation ◆ The era of one-way communication is over. Participatory dialogue is the way forward.
Don’t Judge ◆ No rush to jump in quick solutions. Holding the space for other thoughts will open your mind to new possibilities.
Build On Each Other’s Ideas ◆ The best ideas come from collaborate effort and collective imagination. So put yourself out there, they won’t bite.
Welcome Uncertainty ◆ Everything should not be strictly structured and planned. Leave some space for creativity and leaning into the unfamiliar is the only way to create something truly original.
Have Fun ◆ Always have fun and enjoy whatever you do. Happiness is socially contagious. Work hard, play hard.
Trust The Power Of Tools ◆ Life is in constant flux and experiences unfold in every moment. Don’t fall prey to easy solutions and quick fixes. Learn to use new tools, try new ways.
Fail ◆ Make mistakes. Fail and learn. Don’t take yourself too seriously. By acknowledging our failures, we can transcend our egos and learn for the future.
During innovatours Barcelona, we explore four themes; Food Innovation & Leisure, Future Cities & Mobility, Fashion & Luxury, Media & Creativity.
Since we met first year in 2018, we’ve been engaging the innovatours community in exploring what content to fill these themes with. What are the most pressing issues? What is a perspective that’s relevant but rarely represented?
The result is a broad range of topics. A content that is relevant regardless of what industry you are working in, putting new innovations and development in a broader perspective.
innovatours explores four different themes and each theme consists of three sessions in order to dig deeper into the subject. Below are all sessions.
Future Cities & Mobility
◆ The Smart Nation Strategy for Catalonia ◆ The Future of Urban Environments
Innovation for Social Progress
Food Innovation & Leisure
◆ Crafting Spirits by User Oriented Design ◆ 3D Printed Plant-Based Meat
Merging Passions to Create a New Business: Cannabis and Cuisine Collide