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Mon, Jun 17



Impact Week Greece

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Impact Week Greece
Impact Week Greece

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 20, 2024, 5:00 PM

Athens, Athens, Greece

About the event

Come learn how to apply design thinking to pressing local issues.


"Impact Week Greece" will unite people from a variety of countries and organizations to promote innovation and entrepreneurship through the teaching of sustainable Design Thinking growth methods.

Come discover an innovative and cross-cultural non-profit program bringing together experts and practitioners.

Expect to learn by doing as we face up to some of Europe’s most critical societal needs, framed by global design thinkers and tackled alongside those most affected.


Greece finds itself at the epicenter of challenges that resonate globally. The ripple effects of political conflicts, have led to an increase in migration, creating a nexus that transcends borders.

At Impact Week Greece, we will be working in groups to tackle issues related to social cohesion, including: refugee integration, mental health & entrepreneurship.


Over the course of 4 days, international and local participants trained in design thinking will guide teams in creative collective problem-solving techniques. 18 separate groups will learn to apply design thinking to various critical local social-integration issues. (Specific topics to be announced soon). This will all take place with the assistance of international world-class design thinking professionals.

The unique spirit of the Impact Week experience will inspire you to look at entrepreneurship and social innovation in a new light.

On the final day, the Impact Week will conclude with a pitching session, where each team will present how the solutions they’ve arrived on can effect meaningful change in real-life scenarios. The best ideas, determined by a diverse panel of judges, will be awarded.

Following the pitching session, there will be an intercultural social event, with music and cultural dances!


The Design Thinking methodology helps all participants find their way to tackle challenges that may confront them or obstruct the progress of their projects.

It includes several iterative stages: Understand, Observe, Synthesize, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. These stages encourage creativity, collaboration, and experimentation to arrive at effective and user-centric solutions to complex problems.

This method is used widely across various industries, from product design to business strategy, and it has gained popularity as a versatile framework for innovation and problem-solving.


The entirety of the event will be marked by the collaboration of a diverse array of stakeholders united by their common interest in social innovation and positive change. There will be the opportunity to forge lasting partnerships and participate in expanding networks as our participants represent varied nationalities and backgrounds, spanning academia and the corporate sphere.

Experts will be joining from: - SAP Software Solutions - LGT Private Banking - UNStudio - Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship - Lufthansa Consulting - The Athens University of Economics and Business

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